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Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, is supporting Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer’s campaign to help raise awareness of bowel cancer symptoms.

Justin said:

“More than 44 people die from bowel cancer every day in the UK, it’s the nation’s second biggest cancer killer. However, it shouldn’t be; as it’s treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early.

“I am totally committed to increasing awareness of bowel cancer symptoms, both locally and nationally. If any of my constituents is worried that something is wrong I would urge them to visit their GP, who will either be able to put their mind at rest or refer them for further testing. Early diagnosis really can save lives.”

Being aware of key symptoms and visiting your GP if things don’t feel right can help increase chances of an early diagnosis.

The symptoms of bowel cancer can include:

• Bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo
• A persistent and unexplained change in bowel habit
• Unexplained weight loss
• Extreme tiredness for no obvious reason
• A pain or lump in your tummy

Visit Bowel Cancer UK or Beating Bowel Cancer’s website to find out more bowelcanceruk.org.uk or beatingbowelcancer.org

Justin pledges to help raise awareness of bowel cancer symptoms

Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, is supporting Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer’s campaign to help raise awareness of bowel cancer symptoms. Justin said: “More than...

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Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, has given his support to Arthritis Research UK’s new ‘Ask Us’ campaign, which encourages those living with arthritis to reach out to the charity and ask questions about their condition.

At a recent Parliamentary event Justin met people living with arthritis, who explained how the condition can affect their lives in different ways – from going to work, to coping with the daily tasks such as cooking or driving that many of us take for granted.

Justin said:

“I was shocked to learn that in Ellesmere Port and Neston, 8,017 people aged over 45 live with osteoarthritis of the knee, 4,720 people aged over 45 live with osteoarthritis of the hip, and 16,262 live with back pain. Too many people locally are living with daily pain, fatigue, and isolation. This is unacceptable.

“I will do everything I can to ensure that constituents living with arthritis get the support they need, and I urge people affected to reach out to Arthritis Research UK at www.arthritisresearchuk.org/askus for expert information.

“Together, we can do more to fight the devastating impact that arthritis has on the lives of more than 17.8 million people across the UK.”

MP supports people living with arthritis in Ellesmere Port and Neston

Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, has given his support to Arthritis Research UK’s new ‘Ask Us’ campaign, which encourages those living with arthritis to reach out to...

Ellesmere Port & Neston MP, Justin Madders has welcomed a new Labour policy to fund free bus travel for under 25 year olds across the country.

The move could benefit up to 13 million young people, help them save up to £1,000 a year and will be paid for using money ring-fenced from Vehicle Excise Duty.

The next Labour government will provide funds for free travel for under 25s to local authorities who introduce bus franchising or move to public ownership of their local bus services. This will support and incentivise local authorities to create municipally owned bus companies, run for passengers not profit, which research has found could achieve annual savings of £276 million per year.

Greater use of public transport reduces congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions. Free bus travel for under 25s will help generate lifelong increases in public transport use.

Commenting, Justin Madders MP said:

“I am often contacted by young people in the constituency who are asked to work short shifts of just two or three hours and tell me that once they have paid for their bus travel, they have already lost a large portion of their earnings.

“Many other people tell me that they have had to turn down work because there are no buses available. For too long, private bus companies have run our services for profit not people. The public purse already pays 42% of the costs of providing local bus services, but deregulated private companies can choose to run only the most profitable services, leaving those on less popular routes isolated.

“So I back Labour’s move towards expanding free bus travel and handing control back to Councils. This would potentially open up thousands more jobs to people in this area.”

MP backs Labour plan for free bus travel for under-25s

Ellesmere Port & Neston MP, Justin Madders has welcomed a new Labour policy to fund free bus travel for under 25 year olds across the country. The move could benefit...


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