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Crawley MP backs Charity Report on Blood Cancer Treatment

Crawley MP and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blood Cancer Henry Smith has backed a report by the charity Bloodwise that calls for improvements to the treatment and care of people with blood cancer. He hosted the launch of the ‘Hear Our Voice’ report (Tuesday, 8th January) in the House of Commons.

Delivering on a Positive Agenda beyond Brexit

Like last year, the headlines in the early part of 2019 will be dominated by our upcoming leaving of the EU. However, it is worth reflecting on the many achievements of the Conservative government in 2018, which happened despite ongoing disruptive opposition from Labour. In 2018 the Conservatives reduced the burden of taxation, invested in our public services, continued to back working people, as well as keeping our economy strong.

Henry Smith MP welcomes Modern Industrial Strategy Support

In the year since the modern Industrial Strategy was launched, £45 billion has been committed to support local infrastructure, research and development, and businesses to back high-skilled jobs in communities across the country.

M23 Upgrade and Fixing Potholes

While there is much political uncertainty in the short term, I like to take a longer and optimistic view. Having a forward vision and getting things right for the long term as opposed to only having instant ‘quick wins’ is something I believe in. Transport in particular is something that requires long term planning and investment although it can involve short-term pain as improvements are undertaken.

Combating Drone Assaults

I hope that everyone is enjoying a peaceful Christmas. As I write on the 20th of December, tens of thousands of air passengers are trying to fly out of and into Gatwick Airport, and are having a terrible start to the Christmas holidays due to the dangerous and criminal actions of drones being flown within the airport grounds. This is without question a truly despicable act and I hope that the perpetrator(s) have the book thrown at them with the maximum sentences applied. It will also be very stressful for staff at what is one of the busiest times of the year at the airport.