Mark Hendrick MP
Member of Parliament for Preston
Welcome to my new look e-newsletter. Here, as ever you will find information about my work both in Parliament and in the Preston constituency, including Shadow Defence Minister Gemma Doyle MP's visit to Preston, events around the centenary of the First World War and some useful information about ways to become energy efficient this winter and how to get help with fuel debt.
Clive Efford's Private Members Bill on the NHS has attracted the support of many of my parliamentary colleagues and I am committed as ever to protect the jewel of our country from privatisation.
I have also been contacted by hundreds of constituents on the subject of Gaza and Palestine. I have spoken about the issue in the Parliament. With the two state solution slipping away because of Israeli settlements and Gaza under systematic destruction, hope seems a long way away. But we must continue to believe that justice will eventually prevail and that one day we will see a free and independent Palestine.
I wanted to take this opportunity to pay tribute to my esteemed colleagues Irene Short and Cllr Tom Hanson who recently passed away. They were both uniquely dedicated to the people that they represented and it is a great loss for the people of both Preston and South Ribble.
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I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!