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Toby Perkins MP attends Parliamentary drop-in on Spinal Muscular Atrophy

A genetic condition which can kill children before the age of 2, and which has recently had funding cut for its only known drug was the subject of a recent Parliamentary reception attended by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a very serious genetic medical condition, which usually has an onset in childhood […]

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Labour activists force Derbyshire County Council into U-turn on plans to axe school crossing guards

The Conservative leadership at Derbyshire County Council has cancelled plans to remove funding for school crossing guards in Derbyshire following a strong campaign by Labour activists, councillors and Chesterfield MP, Toby Perkins. The Council announced plans in June to remove funding for the 108 school crossing guards in Derbyshire which would have placed the onus […]

Organ Donation

Toby Perkins MP asks people to tell their families they want to donate today

During Organ Donation Week local MP, Toby Perkins has pledged to help save lives by encouraging all those they represent to talk to their families about organ donation this week and sign the NHS Organ Donor Register. Toby Perkins is taking action as nationally three people die every day in need of an organ. He […]

Toby expressing fury of Derbyshire residents at price being paid for Lansley's failed reforms

MPs unite to slam CCG Voluntary sector cuts

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins joined forces with High Peak colleague Ruth George and MPs from across the political spectrum in slamming Derbyshire CCG’s decision to cut all voluntary sector funding in a fiery Parliamentary debate on Tuesday.   The debate highlighted that two months ago on the 70th anniversary of the NHS all the voluntary […]

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Toby’s Taste of Life on the Beat

                  Shoplifting, a break in and a missing person were just some of the incidents on the agenda for Toby Perkins MP as he joined Chesterfield Police for a day on the beat. Toby said “It’s eye-opening to see what the officers go through day-to-day. It reinforces […]

Toby Perkins MP Statement

Chesterfirld MP, Toby Perkins reacts to Chesterfield Royal Hospital’s announcement that they will create a wholly owned subsidiary company

I am extremely disappointed that they have decided to push ahead with the creation of a wholly owned subsidiary despite the protestations of thousands of local people including hundreds of staff at Chesterfield Royal. Moving over 800 staff who have dedicated their careers to the National Health Service, with great pride and dedication, will create […]

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Chesterfield MP leaps to the defence of local basketball club in sports hall hire charges dispute

18 July 2018

A fast growing and successful local Basketball club has enlisted the help of the local MP following a charging increase that led them to fear for their future. The Chesterfield Flight Basketball Club, which trains children from across Chesterfield and plays in the national basketball league, is facing uncertainty due to an increase in charges […]

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Toby with Ward Manager Sue Hedley and Mary Holbrook

Chesterfield’s Ash Green Specialist Learning Disability Centre nominated for national award

13 July 2018

A specialist Learning Disability Centre has won the local nomination of a prestigious National award. As part of the celebrations to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS, Hillside Ward at Ash Green Specialist Learning Disability Centre, were nominated by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins for a NHS70 Parliamentary Award for Care and Compassion. The NHS70 […]

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A group from Chesterfield met Toby in Westminster Hall to campaign for Solve Sleep Ins

Disability groups call on the Government to take action on carers’ pay dispute

13 July 2018

The Social Care Sector faces a new crisis due to the mishandling of legislation to pay National Minimum Wage for carers of people with learning disabilities, who work sleep-in shifts. A new campaign backed by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins and several disability organisations has been taken to Parliament. Local Government funds sleep-ins for carers of […]

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Toby Perkins MP with Stan Tomkinson, student at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School, who has been on work experience in Toby's constituency office

GUEST BLOG: Stan Tomkinson, student at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School, asks the question ‘Grammar schools, do we need them?’

12 July 2018

Earlier this year, the Conservative party announced their plans to spend an added £50million on grammar schools. This raised the very important question of whether we should still have grammar schools. The concept of grammar schools has been around since the 16th century, with the more recent concept of having grammar schools and secondary moderns, […]

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Government’s flagship disability benefit failing thousands of claimants with autism

26 June 2018

New figures released following a Parliamentary Question by Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield, have shown thousands of autistic people claiming Personal Independence Payments have wrongly been denied benefits. Mr Perkins raised the Parliamentary Questions after a stream of constituents brought cases to him regarding loved ones with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who had been assessed […]

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Former Labour leader, Ed Miliband, with Toby and Lucy at the Chesterfield Labour Party gala dinner

GUEST BLOG: Outwood Academy Newbold student, Lucy Parker, asks the question ‘Should people automatically get paid more just because they’re older?’

19 June 2018

Earlier this year, the national living wage was raised to £7.83 an hour while the rate for people aged 21 to 24 trailed behind at just £7.38 per hour. My question is; should the national living wage be applicable to everybody and not just people in the over 25 age bracket? From a survey conducted […]

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Toby with volunteers at the Air Ambulance charity shop on Burlington Street

Chesterfield MP celebrates National Volunteer Week by visiting the local Air Ambulance shop

08 June 2018

National Volunteers’ Week is a chance to say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place annually between 1st-7th June and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering across the UK. During this week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to […]

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Chesterfield MP marks Dementia Action Week

04 June 2018

There are over 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia, and this figure is set to rise to over 1 million by 2021. Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins is calling for greater awareness of those issues that affect people with dementia and the need for social care. Toby attended the Alzheimer’s Society ‘Fix Dementia Care’ […]

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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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