Gordon Banks MP

Member of Parliament for Ochil and South Perthshire

Gordon Banks MP

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I recently attended a parliamentary event held by Cancer Research UK to mark World Cancer Day and to promote their campaign to Cross Cancer Out.

Currently, UK cancer survival rates are lagging behind the best in Europe and too many cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage, when they are harder to treat successfully.

The devastating impact that cancer will have on people now and in the future cannot be underestimated. The good news is that Cancer Research UK is making huge advances in the battle against the disease.

But with more than three people diagnosed with cancer every hour in Scotland and this number set to rise, it’s vital that we detect cancer earlier.

I back the Cross Cancer Out campaign, because it’s clear that Parliament has a crucial role to play in helping to beat cancer sooner. The political drive to beat the disease must match the pace of progress in research.

 

Cross Cancer Out Campaign

I recently attended a parliamentary event held by Cancer Research UK to mark World Cancer Day and to promote their campaign to Cross Cancer Out. Currently, UK cancer survival rates...

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As many of you will know, today is National Voter Registration Day.

Recent changes to the way voters are registered have resulted in many people dropping off the electoral register as everyone now has to register individually.

To be able to vote, you need to be registered. It only takes a couple of minutes to check if you are on the electoral register and if you find out you aren’t there, register because come the election if you have No Vote, you have no say.

To register to vote click here.

National Voter Registration Day

  As many of you will know, today is National Voter Registration Day. Recent changes to the way voters are registered have resulted in many people dropping off the electoral...

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I have been informed that residents in 18 postcode districts in Ochil and South Perthshire will qualify for a Cold Weather Payment.

The post codes triggered are KY6 from Leuchars weather station and FK11, FK12, FK13, FK14, FK15, FK19, KY4, KY5, KY13, KY14, PH1, PH2, PH3, PH4, PH5, PH6, PH7 triggered from Strathallan weather station.

These payments are designed to provide assistance with additional heating costs for people in receipt of a range of benefits.

To trigger the payments, the average temperature at a specified weather station must be recorded as, or forecast to be, 0°C or below for seven consecutive days. This happened at both Strathallan and Leuchars weather stations on the 22nd January.

Payments are made automatically to those entitled to them. There should be no need to make a claim, but people who think they may be entitled but do not receive a payment should contact the Department for Work and Pensions.

 

Cold Weather Payments

I have been informed that residents in 18 postcode districts in Ochil and South Perthshire will qualify for a Cold Weather Payment.


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