Layla Moran

Daily Express backs Layla's campaign for Coronavirus Compensation Scheme

Layla Moran MP

At the end of March Layla wrote to the Prime Minister with the support of 50 cross-party MPs, for a Coronavirus Compensation Scheme to support those brave frontline staff who are working to save and help others. This week the Express newspaper has backed Layla's campaign. 


 

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Govt must back proposals to help vulnerable children in Oxfordshire and beyond

Layla Moran MP

Layla Moran MP has written to the Secretary of State for Education, calling for a package of measures to help vulnerable children to be introduced as a priority, to help kids in Oxfordshire and across the country.

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Government must urgently help over 150,000 self-employed people stuck in support 'black hole'

Layla Moran MP


Layla Moran MP has termed figures released by the Office of National Statistics, as being from a ‘black hole,’ and has urged the Government to act. 

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The time for exceptionalism and ideology is over; lives must come first.

Layla Moran MP


Layla Moran has responded to the Sunday Times reports (paywall) on the Government's Coronavirus response.

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Put people's lives and businesses before Brexit - extend the transition period to avoid No Deal.

Layla Moran MP

Layla Moran MP has called on the Government to listen to the public in order to avoid an economically devastating No Deal Brexit.

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Layla Moran helps out at Botley Community Fridge

Layla Moran helped pack and deliver food parcels to the self-isolating and vulnerable, as she celebrated the work the group is doing to help others.

 

 Layla Moran MP (OW&A) attends parcelling session of gifted items at Botley Fridge (food bank), on 15 April 2020.  Mandatory Image Credit:  © Greg Blatchford/ yewneek.com

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Layla Moran: district councils “need emergency funding” to avoid financial hardship

Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has today written to the Communities Secretary to warn him that many district councils “need emergency funding” to make up for their “loss of income” from sources including business rates and council tax due to coronavirus.

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Layla Moran addresses Oxford digital climate strike, saying “the climate emergency hasn’t gone away”

Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has today [Friday 3 April] spoken at the first digital Oxford Youth Strike, saying “the climate emergency hasn’t gone away”.

The MP, who has spoken at previous Friday strikes in Bonn Square, commented “politicians still have a responsibility to fight climate change, and it is so inspiring to see that young activists are still going ahead with their action despite the coronavirus lockdown.

Layla joined the virtual Zoom meeting and spoke just after noon, before answering questions.

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Moran says Govt must “foster and champion” entrepreneurialism and creativity during crisis as she calls for better support for small businesses and self-employed

Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has today written to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak in support of the small businesses and self-employed people in her community, saying that “We must continue to champion and foster entrepreneurialism and creativity during this crisis”.

Layla wrote to Sunak in support of all those who have fallen between the cracks of the Government’s current support measures, including businesses not eligible for business rates and self-employed people whose average earnings are just above the £50,000 cap for the self-employment income support scheme (SEISS).

In the letter, she wrote: “I still have some significant concerns, most of which come from hearing from constituents who are still worried about losing everything in the coming weeks and months.”

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Government departments must “work more closely together” as MP raises plight of elderly and vulnerable “unable to get food”

Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has jointly written to three secretaries of state to say that many vulnerable people are “putting themselves and others at risk” because they are unable to get food delivered, asking them to “work with supermarkets to ensure that their data on clinically vulnerable people is update regularly”.

Layla has heard from vulnerable constituents that they are unable to get food if they follow the Government’s advice and self-isolate, citing a lack of availability of supermarket delivery slots, meaning that many are going to supermarkets in person to make sure they don’t go hungry.

The MP raised the issue of those who self-assess as clinically vulnerable who have not yet been contacted by the NHS for confirmation of their status, asking the health, communities and environment secretaries for assurance that they “will be promptly assessed and receive confirmation of their status as an absolute priority”.

Moran asked the departments to “work more closely together to ensure no one is left hungry at this time”, noting that responsibility for aspects is split between them.

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