Daisy Cooper

Daisy visits disabled swimming club in support of its 50th anniversary

Daisy joined members of the Salmon Disabled Swimming Club of St Albans, which celebrated its 50th anniversary by throwing a party for its members, including two who took part in the first swimming sessions half a century ago. Continue reading

More funding needed for schools, says Daisy

Daisy Cooper is calling on the government to provide more funding for schools, which she says are being put in an "unconscionable position" of having to choose between which services to cut.  Continue reading

More government funding needed for refugees, say Daisy and council leader

Daisy Cooper MP and the leader of St Albans council are calling on the government to make a more ambitious commitment to resettle refugees fleeing the Taliban, and to give St Albans district council extra funding to house and support them here. Continue reading

Daisy praises new partnership set to increase help for homeless and food poverty across Herts

Emmaus Hertfordshire and St Albans and District Food Bank have teamed up on an exciting project which will result in an increase in support for those experiencing homelessness and food poverty across the county. Continue reading

Daisy calls for a ‘rapid task force’ to keep schools open safely

Daisy Cooper is calling on the government to create a 'rapid task force' that would keep schools open and Covid-secure.  Continue reading

Review needed of ‘more costly’ and ‘less flexible’ Flexi Season train ticket

Daisy Cooper, the MP for St Albans, is calling for an urgent review of the new Flexi Season Ticket offer and reinstatement of peak-time Carnet tickets on Govia Thameslink trains. Continue reading

THE EDUCATION SECRETARY HAS TO GO – NOW

Many people, including me, will be sad but not surprised that Sir Kevan is standing down. The education recovery commissioner resigned in a row over the Government’s £1.4bn catch-up fund for children – just a tenth of the £15bn package that Sir Kevan proposed. Continue reading

Time’s running out for hundreds of EU citizens in St Albans, says Daisy Cooper

The St Albans MP is calling for all EU citizens in the UK to be given the automatic right to stay, as figures reveal that 390 people living in St Albans are still waiting for the Home Office to process their applications. Continue reading

ST ALBANS LIB DEMS TAKE CONTROL OF COUNCIL AFTER LOCAL ELECTION TRIUMPH

The Liberal Democrats will run St Albans City and District Council as the majority party after winning five additional seats in the local elections on 6 May. In the battle for the district council, Liberal Democrats took seats from the Tories in Harpenden East, Harpenden North, Marshalswick North and Marshalswick South, and from Labour in Batchwood and Sopwell. The local party also won Ashley ward well ahead of the Greens. Continue reading

St Albans MP slams passing of fire safety bill and describes fire safety as a ‘national scandal of epic proportions’

This week the fire safety bill passed into law despite Liberal Democrat attempts to persuade the Conservative Government to fix the bill or let it fall and introduce a better version in the next Queen’s speech. Continue reading