Save Jordanthorpe Dental Clinic
Clamping Down on Unfair Parking Tickets
I’ve launched a campaign against rip-off private car park vendors after hearing from several local people who have wrongly received steep parking fines.
The Government needs to take action to properly regulate the industry but, in the meantime, I’ll be doing what I can locally to put pressure on these rip-off merchants.
Local people can help me to name and shame the worst offenders by completing my short survey.
We’re Still Viable
I’ve launched a campaign to support local businesses that have been badly hit by the pandemic, lockdown, and local restrictions.
Rishi Sunak says that he is not prepared to support unviable businesses, but many businesses are only unviable because they’re still not legally allowed to operate normally.
Of course pubs, beauty salons, cafes, restaurants and other businesses will struggle when they can’t open at full capacity. But these businesses are still viable in the long-term – they just need a helping hand to get through the current crisis.
My ‘We’re Still Viable’ campaign is calling on the government to provide targeted, urgent support to businesses that have been particularly badly hit by the pandemic and lockdown. Please sign our petition to back local businesses and tell the government to act now: louisehaigh.org.uk/stillviable
Responding to Coronavirus
The impact of coronavirus exposed the sheer inadequacy of our social safety net. Throughout the pandemic, I have campaigned to ensure that people and businesses get the support the need:
- Pressed the government to increase Statutory Sick Pay in line with average earnings and extend it for everyone, including the self-employed and those on zero hours.
- Fought for workers who were pressured to go into unsafe workplaces.
- Campaigned for a more generous package for the self-employed whose livelihoods are at-risk as a result of the economic shock but who don’t qualify for government support.
- Pushed for more support for viable businesses that have been particularly badly hit by the pandemic.
Fighting for Better Social Care
I was a founding member of the new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Care and used my position on the APPG to push for much-needed change of the social care system.
During the coronavirus pandemic, I have continued to highlight failures in the system and fight for improvements. I called on the government to provide social care staff with the PPE, testing, and guidance they needed to keep themselves and others safe.
I will continue to push for massive reform of this totally failing sector to ensure that carers, and those they care for, get the support they need.
Better Bus Services
Private bus companies have consistently raised fares, while cutting routes and providing an unreliable service. That’s why, since becoming an MP in 2015, I’ve consistently campaigned for better local bus services and have pushed for London-style bus franchising in our area.
I’ll continue to press the government to provide our regional authority with the money it needs to implement franchising, so that we can all rely on dependable and affordable bus services that get us where we need go.
Defending Survivors of Abuse
It’s been a long road since I met with the amazing Rotherham survivor, Sammy Woodhouse, and we started campaigning for reform to the family courts, which have been allowed to perpetuate abuse against victims for too long.
The government has now announced they are bringing in major reforms which will help protect abuse victims and ensure children’s needs are put first.
I’m so proud to have worked alongside these women and to have played a part in delivering real change. I’ll continue to campaign on this issue to ensure that all survivors of abuse get the protection that they need.
More Funding for SEND Children
I’ve been speaking to parents, schools, and local authorities about the lack of provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). I’ve been working locally and in Parliament to make sure that children with SEND and their families get all the support they need. Find out more.
Free Travel for Young Carers
I have been campaigning for Sheffield’s 7,000 young carers to receive free bus travel, in order to allow them to access school, work, socialisation and their caring responsibilities without extra financial pressure. They give a lot to look after their loved ones, and it’s only right they receive something in return. Find out more.
Save Sheffield’s Services
Since the end of 2017, I’ve been campaigning to keep an urgent NHS treatment centre in Sheffield city centre. I’m delighted that, because of a powerful community campaign, the future of the NHS walk-in centre on Broad Lane has been secured. I’m proud to have done my bit to represent constituents worried about the future of local NHS services. Find out more.
Off Road Bikes
Off-road bikes and anti-social behaviour carried out using them have been a major problem in Sheffield Heeley. I’ve been working with the police and other organisations locally to tackle the criminal behaviour, and establish somewhere safe and legal for people to ride. Find out more.