Pensioners’ Parliament meets MP Helen Hayes

News Desk (31 October, 2016)

Meeting gave borough's pensioners a chance to air their concerns with local MP

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Around forty pensioners went to Portcullis House in Westminster for the Pensioners’ Parliament, to discuss investment in the NHS with Helen Hayes, the MP for Dulwich and West Norwood.

Organised by Southwark’s MPs and the Southwark Pensioners Action Group (SPAG), MP Helen described her work on the Housing and Planning Bill, her efforts to reduce homelessness, King’s College Hospital’s finances and mental health facilities at Camberwell’s Maudsley Hospital.

Lillian Bartholomew, an active member of SPAG who chaired the meeting, said: “This was a really valuable meeting.

“Helen Hayes gave us a good idea of the work she was doing in opposition and listened carefully to our concerns and answered our questions clearly.”

SPAG holds regular meetings on the first Friday of every month (10am for coffee, meetings start at 10.30am) at Southwark Pensioners’ Centre, 305 – 307 Camberwell Road SE5 0HQ.

The next one is on November 4.

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