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Chesterfield MP joins calls to make every child a lifesaver

Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield, is calling on all schools to teach first aid and life-saving skills to their students.

Toby joined representatives from the British Heart Foundation at an event in Parliament to discuss the number of lives that could be saved by teaching school children how to do CPR and provide emergency first aid.

Toby said, “Recent research that shows that only seven per cent of the UK population is both confident and

Toby learning how to perform CPR

Toby learning how to perform CPR

skilled to help in a medical emergency. Having attended a brief parliamentary training session, I am now able to perform CPR. I’d love all Chesterfield schoolchildren to have the same skills.”

Toby attended the event, which was called to support the Compulsory Emergency First Aid Education Bill.

Toby said, “I am now writing to all schools about the scheme, which will provide a free kit to allow all schools to take part. I hope that as many as possible join in”.

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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

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