Layla Moran

Moran presses Shapps on funding for B4044 strategic cycle link

key_Together with the Vale of White Horse District Council and the county council, I’ve applied for Levelling Up funding to make the Dean Court extension for the proposed B4044 strategic cycle link a reality. If we want to achieve zero carbon Oxfordshire by 2050, we need to seriously invest in these schemesLayla Moran, Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, this morning in the House of Commons, urged Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to fund more active travel initiatives, including the B4044 strategic cycle link, “given our desire to achieve zero carbon Oxfordshire by 2050”.

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Layla Moran says Tories “put on notice” by “stunning victory”

Lib Dems win Chesham and Amersham Parliamentary electionResponding to the news that the Liberal Democrats have won the parliamentary seat of Chesham and Amersham from the Conservatives, Layla Moran MP said: “The Liberal Democrats have secured a stunning victory in Chesham and Amersham. The Blue Wall is beginning to crumble, and voters are making it clear that they won’t be taken for granted by the Conservatives anymore. 

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Layla calls on PM to back hospitality sector with Covid Recovery Visa

key_ Hoteliers, restaurateurs, publicans and others all need this Government’s support. The Prime Minister’s completely avoidable need to delay the end of lockdown, his botched handling of Brexit and his damaging immigration system have dealt heavy blows to a vital part of our local economy.Layla Moran has called on Boris Johnson at PMQs to back Oxfordshire’s hospitality sector by introducing a Covid Recovery Visa so that hoteliers and others can “make the most of the summer season”. After asking her question at PMQs on Wednesday (16th June) Layla said she was “incredibly disappointed” on behalf of the industry that the Prime Minister “failed to fix a problem of his own making.”

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Carers Week: Layla Moran MP calls for emergency funding to give carers in Oxford West and Abingdon a break

key_This Carers Week, Liberal Democrats are campaigning for our wonderful carers in my constituency and across the UK to be given a break.This Carers Week the Layla Moran MP and her Liberal Democrat colleagues are calling on the Government to provide emergency funding to give carers a break from dramatically increased caring responsibilities during the Covid pandemic.

More than 10,300 people in Oxford West and Abingdon are looking after elderly, disabled, or vulnerable people. Data from Carers UK shows 64% of carers have not been able to take any sort of a break during the pandemic.

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Moran meets with Flooding Minister, urges action to protect constituents

Key_Funding for real flood alleviation schemes should be much more widely available – it’s unfair on Abingdon’s residents to say they’re not good enough value for money. It was promising to hear that a solution encompassing Abingdon and communities in the region more widely, that could certainly help, may be possibleLayla Moran has met with Rebecca Pow MP, the Flooding Minister, together with Defra and Environment Agency officials, to discuss flooding in her constituency and press them to do more to protect Oxfordshire residents in the future.

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G7 Oxford health talks: Moran urges nations to close global vaccine gap

key_It’s fantastic that Oxford has been chosen to host the G7 health ministers this week. Our city and county are a hub of innovation and expertise, and I’m glad our life sciences sector will get the opportunity to speak to the delegations. I’ve written to every G7 health minister because these meetings are a crucial opportunity to make real progress and tackle vaccine inequity around the world.

Layla Moran has urged G7 health ministers to donate vaccines to close the coronavirus vaccine gap, support intellectual property and technology sharing and protect health aid spending as they begin two days of talks in the city from Thursday 3 June.

In a letter to the health ministers of each G7 nation, including Matt Hancock, Layla said that the Oxford health meetings “could mark a turning point in the global fight against coronavirus”, urging them to “seize this opportunity” and take steps to help vaccinate people in developing nations.


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Layla Moran update on Botley Medical Centre CQC report

Following the publication yesterday of the CQC's report on Botley Medical Centre, I wanted to update my constituents on the situation:

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Layla Moran: Oxford University’s Pandemic Sciences Centre “will make a real difference”

key_I really welcome the news that Oxford University has launched the Pandemic Sciences Centre. It’s so important that we do everything we can to learn lessons from this pandemic, and bringing together academic research, the private sector and public health bodies in this way will make a real differenceLayla Moran MP has welcomed the news of the launch of Oxford University's Pandemic Sciences Centre. Layla said: “I really welcome the news that Oxford University has launched the Pandemic Sciences Centre. It’s so important that we do everything we can to learn lessons from this pandemic, and bringing together academic research, the private sector, and public health bodies in this way will make a real difference.

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Moran to Gove: Ministers should always follow Ministerial Code

key_Ministers should always follow the Ministerial Code and obey the law and be transparent about that. Using the pandemic as an excuse flies in the face of what the public expect from their elected representatives.Layla Moran made it clear to Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove that “even if a minister does have a difficult job, they should follow both the Ministerial Code and obey the law”, during Cabinet Office questions in the Commons chamber yesterday morning. It comes after Home Secretary Priti Patel told the Andrew Marr show last weekend that “I think at this stage this isn’t about breaking codes and things of that nature, we’re all just getting on in Government doing very difficult jobs actually."

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Over 3,000 EU citizens in Oxfordshire stuck in Home Office backlog as cliff-edge looms

key_EU citizens who’ve made their lives in Oxfordshire contribute enormously to our economy, our public services and our society. They shouldn’t be forced to live with this uncertainty and anxiety any longerLayla Moran is calling for all EU citizens in the UK to be given the automatic right to stay, as new figures reveal that over 3,000 living in Oxfordshire are still waiting for the Home Office to process their applications – with just five weeks to go before the Government’s deadline.

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