Daisy Cooper

DAISY CALLS FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT TO INTERVENE OVER LUTON AIRPORT EXPANSION

Daisy Cooper, the MP for St Albans, has called in parliament for an application by Luton Airport to increase passenger numbers to 19 million a year to be ‘called in’ for scrutiny by central government. Daisy was leading a debate in the House of Commons about the proposed expansion of Luton Airport, which also included Richard Fuller, MP for North East Bedfordshire, and Bim Afolami, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden. Continue reading

GOVERNMENT MUST COMPENSATE FRONTLINE WORKERS WITH 'LONG COVID'

Daisy Cooper MP is urging the Government to recognise ‘long Covid’ as an occupational disease and to launch a compensation scheme for frontline workers living with the condition. The MP for St Albans has joined politicians from seven UK political parties in calling for a scheme that would mirror the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme to support frontline NHS, social care and key workers such as teachers, who have contracted Covid-19 while responding to the pandemic and are now unable to return to work because of the long-term debilitating effects. Continue reading

VACCINATION TEAM AT BATCHWOOD WINS NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR 'AMAZING WORK'

Daisy Cooper, the MP for St Albans, has joined Matt Hancock, the health and social care secretary, in thanking and congratulating ‘Club Batchwood’ for being one of the best-performing vaccination centres in Britain. The centre was set up by a group of eight St Albans GP surgeries at the Batchwood Hall nightclub venue, one of the ‘first wave’ of inoculation hubs in the country and among the first to vaccinate all over-80s. Continue reading

DAISY CALLS FOR PUBLIC TO SUPPORT ALL-PARTY PLAN TO SAVE NIGHTTIME INDUSTRIES

Daisy Cooper MP is urging pub-goers, restaurant diners, live music lovers and local night-time businesses to share their views on the importance of the hospitality and entertainment sectors to help MPs develop a plan for their survival and recovery post-pandemic. The MP for St Albans is asking customers, staff and employees to submit evidence to a cross-party group of MPs – via an online survey – on how these sectors have been impacted by the pandemic and their importance to the cultural and economic life of the UK, including to people’s own personal well-being. Continue reading

OLLIE FOUNDATION HELPS STUDENTS COPE WITH STRESS AND ANXIETY CAUSED BY PANDEMIC

Students returning from university can join a series of talks and workshops being offered by the Ollie Foundation to help them cope with stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic. Ollie’s programme of free Winter Wellbeing online courses, which are taking place throughout December and January, is being supported by Daisy Cooper MP as the focus of her 2020 Christmas Appeal. Continue reading

MP invites good causes to seize free online funding opportunity

Local charities, volunteer organisations and community groups are invited to take part with Daisy Cooper MP in a free online workshop designed to help good causes in her constituency raise much-needed funds. The virtual funding workshop will be held on 6 January at 14:00 and is being hosted by People’s Postcode Lottery, which last year raised £8 million for thousands of community groups and good causes across the country and distributed more than £34,000 to small, local charities and projects in St Albans. Continue reading

CAMPAIGN SECURES CONTACT AT CHRISTMAS FOR CARE HOME RESIDENTS

Families of care home residents can look forward to giving their loved-ones a big hug this Christmas following the success of a cross-party campaign led by Daisy Cooper, the MP for St Albans. Forty MPs from across the political spectrum had signed a joint letter to health secretary Matt Hancock deploring the lack of contact permitted by families with relatives in care homes during the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading

GOVERNMENT MUST STEP UP COVID SUPPORT FOR DISABLED

Daisy Cooper MP has called on the Government to include more help for disabled people and their families in its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The MP for St Albans was speaking during a debate in Parliament to highlight the need for greater support for the UK’s 14 million disabled people – the country’s largest minority. Continue reading

DAISY COOPER ELECTED DEPUTY LEADER OF LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

Daisy Cooper, the MP for St Albans, has been voted deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats by fellow MPs following the recent election of Sir Ed Davey as party leader. Daisy will use her position as deputy leader to replicate the Liberal Democrats’ historic win in the St Albans constituency at the last general election in which she overturned an 11 per cent Tory lead to win by 6,000 votes. Continue reading

'NEW REASONS’ TO SCRAP PARK STREET RAIL DEPOT PLAN

There are ‘new and compelling reasons’ why the Government should scrap plans for a Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) on the site of the former Radlett Aerodrome, Daisy Cooper has told the House of Commons. She was speaking in a debate (1 September) on the proposed Park Street rail freight terminal, instigated by Daisy after St Albans District Council was “held hostage” and forced to abandon its own plans to build housing on the site. Continue reading