Daisy Cooper

EXTEND INCOME SUPPORT FOR SELF-EMPLOYED, DAISY URGES GOVERNMENT

Daisy Cooper, the MP for St Albans, is urging the Government to extend income support for self-employed workers as it has done with furlough payments for employees. From 13 May, millions of self-employed people can claim grants worth 80 per cent of average monthly profit, up to a maximum of £7,500, to cover March, April and May. Continue reading

FRONTLINE WORKERS NEED ‘FULL PACKAGE OF SUPPORT’ IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

A call to roll out a full package of support for NHS and social care staff is being made by Daisy Cooper, MP for St Albans, following the launch of a bereavement scheme for the families of frontline workers. Continue reading

Daisy Cooper MP joins call to maintain social distancing during Ramadan

Daisy Cooper, MP for St Albans, has joined prominent figures in the British Asian community in signalling the need to maintain Covid-19 social distancing during Ramadan, the holy month of Islam, which begins on Thursday evening (23 April). “I know that many families in St Albans will be preparing for the start of Ramadan, when normally there would be lots of family and community gatherings. Unfortunately, this year social distancing does not allow these to happen if we are to save lives and protect the NHS,” said Daisy. Continue reading

DAISY LEADS CROSS-PARTY BID TO SUPPORT CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Daisy Cooper, the MP for St Albans, is leading a cross-party effort to secure Government economic support for the UK’s world-leading creative industries and the many small businesses and workers being branded on social media as #ForgottenLTD and #forgottenfreelancers. Continue reading

'Influential five' help celebrate International Women's Day

Five influential women involved in the business community and charity work talked about their successes and challenges at a packed event to mark International Women’s Day, hosted by St Albans MP Daisy Cooper. They included (l to r) Emma Bustamante, owner of Cositas on Holywell Hill, Ruby Raut, chief executive of Wuka, the period pants company, Alison Bainbridge, founder of St Albans-based market research business Kokoro, Lisa Reiner, managing director of the European and Asia-Pacific arm of global branding agency Beanstalk, and Laura Hussey, an environmentalist and human rights advocate. Continue reading

Outreach team helps democracy take root among Woodcraft Folk

Members of St Albans Woodcraft Folk were inspired to debate a range of issues affecting young people during a visit from MP Daisy Cooper and the UK Parliament outreach team. Continue reading

Mayor and Daisy open new office for St Albans Credit Union

The current mayor, a former mayor and the city’s MP all turned out to mark the opening of St Albans Credit Union’s new office on Holywell Hill – a community bank offering affordable loans. Continue reading

GOVERNMENT 'MUST REDUCE TIME FOR SPECIAL NEEDS ASSESSMENTS'

Daisy Cooper, the MP for St Albans, has called on the Government to reduce the time it takes to conduct special educational needs and disability (SEND) assessments. Continue reading

DAISY DELIVERS MAIDEN SPEECH AS ST ALBANS MP

Daisy spoke of the proud contribution St Albans has made to Britain’s place in the world. Continue reading

Long A&E waiting times ‘show Tories’ dismal record on NHS’

The Tories’ dismal record on the NHS is laid bare in the latest performance figures for local hospitals, according to St Albans’ Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Daisy Cooper. Continue reading