Layla Moran

Nurses and care workers need more than round of applause, they need a decent wage

“Nurses and care workers on the frontline against Covid-19 need more than a round of applause, they need a decent wage. It cannot be right that some of those we rely on the most at this time of crisis are being paid the least.

Responding to Health Secretary Matt Hancock's refusal to commit to a pay rise for NHS workers in an interview with Andrew Marr on Sunday, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran commented: “Nurses and care workers on the frontline against Covid-19 need more than a round of applause, they need a decent wage. It cannot be right that some of those we rely on the most at this time of crisis are being paid the least.

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Bailout for theatres and music venues is long overdue

\Responding to the government's announcement of the package to support the UK's struggling theatres, music venues, and museums, Layla Moran said:  "This announcement was long overdue, but it's good the government have finally listened to calls to set up a fund to rescue the struggling arts sector."

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On National Meadows Day, Layla Moran calls for more biodiversity projects “in the fight against the nature emergency”

National Meadows DayOn National Meadows Day (4th July 2020), Layla Moran has called for Oxfordshire “to lead the way in the fight against the nature emergency.” It comes after the MP visited one of Britain’s last wildflower meadows at the Long Mead Local Wildlife site last weekend.

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20,000 care home deaths show urgent reforms needed ahead of potential second wave

\Almost 20,000 care home residents have died with coronavirus, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

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Two years is too long for action on LGBTQ+ conversion therapy ban

It should be an offence to run conversion therapy and to force anyone to attend it, either in the UK or abroad. I will continue to campaign against this dangerous practice that serves as an ongoing threat to the LGBTQ+ community.Speaking on the two year anniversary since the UK Government announced that it would ban conversion therapy, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran commented "The Government must urgently protect people by making LGBTQ+ conversion therapy illegal. People should not have had to wait two years for action on this vital issue."

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Test and Trace data shows govt is "flying blind"

When the government's own figures show that one in four people with coronavirus are still being missed, at this point it feels like we are flying blind. Layla Moran MP has responded to the latest figures showing one in four people with coronavirus are still being missed under the Test and Trace system.

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Layla urges firms to with historical links to slavery to donate to BAME charities

A large donation will not wash historical pain away. I want to see a long-term commitment from these firms to the BAME community and BAME charities.Layla Moran MP has written to 11 companies who benefited from slavery named in a major academic database held by University College London (UCL) asking them to donate to BAME charities.

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We have an opportunity to save lives with review into Covid-19 response

Over the last 100 days we have seen some of our darkest moments and we are not in the clear yet. Covid-19 is not done with us.Marking 100 days since the UK entered lockdown, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran said: “Over the last 100 days we have seen some of our darkest moments and we are not in the clear yet. Covid-19 is not done with us.

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Refusing to extend ban on benefit sanctions is a "heartless decision"

With the economy showing more and more signs of long-term damage, the government needs to think again and ensure the most vulnerable are not left behind.Layla Moran MP has responded to comments from Work and Pensions Secretary Theresa Coffey suggesting the government is refusing to extend the current ban on benefit sanctions.

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PM's 'New Deal' speech in breach of Trades Descriptions Act

“The challenges we face are so huge, from soaring unemployment to the climate crisis, yet Boris Johnson's ambition is so limited. We need to see a massive investment in retraining to build the green jobs of the future and ensure that people aren't left behind.Responding to Boris Johnson's speech today claiming to be setting out a "New Deal", Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran said:  “This speech appears to be in breach of the Trades Descriptions Act. FDR built the Hoover Dam but today we learned that our equivalent will be a new bridge in Sandwell.

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