What has Wendy Chamberlain been up to today?
Wendy Chamberlain is MP for North East Fife and a member of the Liberal Democrat party.
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After the sad news of Deborah James passing, my colleague and I laminated and displayed the signs and symptoms poster from @bowelcanceruk.
These are on the doors of every toilet in the building. These can be found online, if you wish to do the same.
Lovely to take my mum to today's Holyrood Garden Party. 😊
Hitting the ground running! #proud Chief Whip right here @RichardFoordLD 😊
.@RichardFoordLD just made his first contribution in the chamber. He intervened in the adjournment debate on ambulance waiting times.
A new poll has shown Alliance is the most trusted party on the Protocol.
We have repeatedly put forward proposals to mitigate checks in the Irish Sea, but the UK Government continue to ignore us and others in favour of the DUP.
We will continue to fight for what's best for NI.
Great to be supporting @agcolehamilton at tonight's @PinkNews event at Holyrood.
incredible anyone has to say this but sneering at a working class female Labour MP for going to the opera is not a brilliant look
A group of children suffering with long Covid came to parliament this morning hoping to meet Nicola Sturgeon and tell her what life is like with the awful condition of long Covid.
Unfortunately this didn't happen but @agcolehamilton made a point to go and see them.
Today we saw the second highest number of people waiting over 4 hours at A&E and record queues for cancer care.
But the SNP would rather waste time and effort on an unwanted push to further their obsession with breaking up the UK.
To mark Armed Forces Day, Riverside Group released a video with first-hand accounts from veterans about how specialist supported accommodation for veterans has transformed their lives. It shows the important role this plays in supporting veterans experiencing homelessness.
During #ArmedForcesWeek we have spoken with #veterans about their experiences of #homelessness and specialist support.
Please watch our short film where veterans highlight the significance and perilous future of veteran-specific supported accommodation. https://crowd.in/6RBzB3
As I'm London to welcome @RichardFoordLD to Parliament tomorrow I hunted out a couple of North East Fife connections in the city...
A reminder that we have more to do to ensure that women in Scotland can access the health care they may require.
For the avoidance of doubt:
NO health board in Scotland provides abortion up to the 24 week limit.
If you live in Fife, and are over 15 weeks and 5 days pregnant - over 2 months before the legal limit - you’ll have to have your abortion in England.
We must fix this now. https://twitter.com/MareeToddMSP/status/1540810319731253248
I've been struggling with a response to yesterday's @USSupremeCourt judgement and saw this thread.
This decision has nothing to do with babies or protecting the most vulnerable in US society. 👇
I had the baby.
I decided that I should take the consequences of my actions.
I was just a teenager but I thought, 'If I'm old enough for sex, I'm old enough to look after a baby.'
Getting underway here in Tiverton! 🔶️ #TivertonAndHonitonLibDems
The Liberal Democrats have made political history with this stunning victory in Tiverton and Honiton.
I'm delighted that @RichardFoordLD will be joining us as our 14th MP. He’s going to be a brilliant local champion for the people of Devon.
Last night the Liberal Democrats won a historic by-election victory in Tiverton & Honiton. Here's what I had to say about it on Good Morning Scotland. 👇
Thank you to all the volunteers who made this fantastic result possible.
Especially those who made the long journey down from Scotland to help, including all 4 of our MPs. https://twitter.com/BritainElects/status/1540168992106713088
Tiverton & Honiton parliamentary by-election result
LDEM: 52.9% (+38.1)
CON: 38.5% (-21.7)
LAB: 3.7% (-15.9)
GRN: 2.5% (-1.3)
REF: 1.1% (+1.1)
UKIP: 0.6% (-1.1)
Liberal Democrat GAIN from Conservative.
Brilliant to have @RichardFoordLD join our team as the newest @LibDems MP 😁
Busy weekend ahead as we prepare to welcome him to Parliament next week! #TivertonandHoniton #TivertonHoniton
Fantastic to be out in Tiverton with @OllyGrender and @mikedixn getting out the vote for the amazing @RichardFoordLD - a real opportunity for change in Devon today! #TivertonandHoniton #TivertonHonitonLD
If @DominicRaab had taken the time to read the Osman Judgment he would know that he has just utterly misrepresented the duty that it imposes on police forces on @BBCr4today. If he hasn't read it, why is he relying on it as an example of why the HRA needs to be replaced?
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@FoodbanksAPPG want to hear your views on the most effective and dignified ways communities and all levels of government can support people facing financial crisis
Share your views 👉 https://bit.ly/3M9DH6T
So lovely to see this! Congratulations Dr Shruti Narayanswamy on your graduation! @mahalmovies @univofstandrews @thecourieruk
Congrats to Dr Shruti Narayanswamy, who graduated from @univofstandrews today! 🎓
It was feared her parents, from India, wouldn't be able to attend as their visas hadn't been processed.
The Courier raised this with the Home Office and they made their flight with hours to spare.
Thank you to all Parliamentarians who joined us today to help make #RefugeesWelcome.
An especially big thank you to @timloughton for his ongoing support and for sponsoring the event.💛
Together we can help people escaping conflict and crises to regain control of their futures.
There are questions to be answered about Downing Street's involvement in removing a story from the Times newspaper, but in not having a standards adviser, Boris Johnson is avoiding scrutiny. I raised the issues yesterday in Parliament. 👇
Susan Murray is our candidate to be East Dunbartonshire's next MP.
The SNP have been awful for Scotland. Meanwhile the Conservatives are reduced to making excuses for Boris Johnson's lies.
In East Dunbartonshire a vote for Susan will send a message that it is time for a change.
Looking forward to the return of @LargoArtsWeek next month 👇
Largo Arts Week: Famous faces lined up for third village arts festival in Fife @Beathhigh @valmcdermid @richardjobson @rabnoakes @thepassingsages @AstralSuns @David_Mach @BrooksRedGuitar https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/fife/3399774/largo-arts-week/
It was a real pleasure to meet De-Graft Mensah, one of the current hosts of CBBC's Newsround, in Parliament yesterday. The programme is celebrating its 50th anniversary!
The issues outlined here are why I raised the Times story in Parliament today - and with no PM Ethics Advisor to boot there's even less opportunities for scrutiny #Carriegate
The removal of the Johnson "Chief of Staff" story - a media lawyer's perspective
Having previously been a @CIPD member great to see my #carersleave private members bill getting picked up here 👇
Proposed legislation could benefit more than two million employees who have unpaid caring responsibilities
When we welcome refugees to the UK, we welcome much more than what they carry.
Refugees bring so many skills, hopes, talents, traditions and family stories.
This #WorldRefugeeDay, I'm proud to join @RESCUE_UK to send a clear message: #RefugeesWelcome
This week is #CervicalScreeningAwarenessWeek!
Cervical screening (smear tests) can save lives, but they aren't always easy for everyone.
Follow @JoTrust this week to learn more about the test, #CervicalScreeningTips that might make it easier, and where you can find support.
Just some of what I've been up to in Parliament this week. 👇
if you don’t have an ethics adviser then your ethics adviser can’t resign
Best of luck to my Dad's old team @KylesAthletic in the @GlasgowCelticSo this weekend! 🤞🏒🤞🏆
Kyles Athletic who will be contesting the 117th Scottish Sea Farms Glasgow Celtic Society Challenge Cup final at Peterson Park, Glasgow on Saturday 25th June 2022 at 4pm #PeopleMakeGlasgow #ScottishSeaFarms #Shinty #Camanachd
Of course it could be. I mean who would actually apply? #Geidt
NEW Lord Geidt won't be immediately replaced - and the role of ethics advisor could be scrapped altogether. Boris Johnson is "carefully considering" the future of the role, his spokesman says.
The prime minister's own ethics advisor has resigned because of an 'impossible and odious situation'. The letter was published after MPs questioned a minister, preventing Parliament from being able to properly scrutinise it. Boris Johnson can't be trusted to uphold standards.
Nothing excuses the corrosion of standards in public life - protecting industry is not an reason for breaking the ministerial code.
government says Geidt resignation just about potential breach of TWO tariff rules (probably steel)
but worth noting:
- minister Nigel Adams took >£32k of gifts/hospitality from steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta
- steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal donated to Johnson's leadership campaign
"Just 16% of Scots think another referendum is a top priority.
Any MSP who thinks that independence trumps the cost of living crisis, the climate emergency and the shocking waits for CAMHS needs to take a long hard look at themselves."
I suggested on @IainDale this evening that Paddington should be the next PM Ethics Advisor. Even Johnson couldn't resist a hard stare, and I think a fictional character the only one likely to agree to take the role! #Geidt
I was delighted to introduce my Carers Leave Bill in Parliament today and looking forward to working with @CarersUK and other groups to make this change a reality. #CarersWeek #carers
We're delighted @wendychambLD has announced her intention to introduce landmark new rights for carers through her Private Member’s Bill, the Carer’s Leave Bill. This would introduce a right to unpaid leave for employees with caring responsibilities. More: https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/press-releases/private-member-s-bill-seeks-new-rights-at-work-for-unpaid-carers
From the man in poll position to be Scotland’s next First Minister.
Belittling the standing and contribution of a fellow MSP; wilfully misrepresenting Holyrood’s voting system; right down to the use of block capitals, there is more than a whiff of Trump-in-tartan about this.👇🏻 https://twitter.com/AngusRobertson/status/1537041358225133569
Stephen Kerr stood in a constituency election on a platform against an independence referendum. The SNP candidate won. He came THIRD.
It is simply wrong & anti-democratic for opposition MSPs to tell the elected Scottish Government that they have no right to deliver a referendum.
You might think that the PPS to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland would have some clue that withdrawing from the ECHR would breach the Good Friday Agreement. This is just embarrassing from someone on the government payroll. https://twitter.com/patrickkmaguire/status/1536843115893510145
Another payroller who won a Labour seat in 2019 - Jonathan Gullis, MP for Stoke on Trent North and PPS to NI secretary Brandon Lewis - demands Boris Johnson withdraws the UK from the ECHR
Such an important initiative from @BritSafe - very pleased to sponsor and speak at today's Westminster #KeepThriving reception today.
Thanks to @wendychambLD @McgettrickPeter and @DrRosena for their amazing support at our #KeepThriving event in the House of Commons today. For more on our campaign, and to sign up, visit: https://www.britsafe.org/campaigns-policy/keep-thriving/keep-thriving-campaign/
So pleased to see that the team have managed to get @mahalmovies parents' visa issues resolved.
Looking forward to seeing the graduation pictures! 😊🎓
Thanks to the Courier, our MP @wendychambLD and @univofstandrews press office, mum & dad got their visas at the last minute and are in transit. We very much appreciate all the kind words and support from everyone on Twitter which has also helped a lot. https://twitter.com/mahalmovies/status/1534897967877988353
Just as at Westminster statements should be made in Parliament before they are made to the media.
There are more similarities between the governing Scottish and UK governing parties than either likes to admit.
Presiding Officer Alison Johnstone prevented Angus Robertson from making a statement after significant details were announced to the media this morning https://www.holyrood.com/news/view,presiding-officer-stops-ministerial-statement-on-indyref2-after-details-given-to-media
Earlier today I asked the government when the final statement about the autumn booster programme will come.
The interim statement once again left out unpaid carers. It is vital that they have equivalent access to booster vaccination as paid carers.
Consent of both communities in N Ireland was not considered important or necessary over Brexit but is now being used by Liz Truss to justify unilaterally altering an international treaty @BBCr4today #Protocol
"This government cares more about their independence obsession than everyone stuck on the longest NHS waiting lists in history, the cost of living crisis or the climate emergency.
The SNP and Greens are taking people for granted."
I am confused. The Protocol represents such a threat to the stability of the UK that it is legal to breach the international treaty which created it, yet the threat is not serious enough to trigger the clause within the treaty specifically to deal with such a threat, Article 16?
At today's Scottish Affairs Committee I asked representatives from the shipbuilding industry about how their sector can be supported in Scotland. 👇