Press Release: Scrap NHS prescription charges for all during crisis

Layla Moran MP and Munira Wilson MP have called on the Government to urgently waive the NHS prescription levy for all medication and patients, following conversations with NHS professionals and community pharmacists.

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Press Release: Government must scrap visa fees for NHS workers

Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran has called on the Government to end visa fees for NHS workers from overseas. The measures are costing hard-working nurses and doctors thousands of pounds a year.

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Press Release: Layla Moran MP urges government to join EU scheme to buy ventilators and other life-saving medical equipment

Layla Moran has urged the government to urgently join an EU scheme that will enable countries to bulk buy vital medical equipment like ventilators and protective masks to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Press Release: Government must introduce Universal Basic Income to protect rising unemployed

Ahead of an anticipated announcement from the Government on wages, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran has called for the urgent introduction of a Universal Basic Income, to free millions of people from piling stress and worry.

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Press Release: COVID-19 doesn’t distinguish between homeowners and renters, and neither should the Government

In response to the Chancellor's statement outlining financial support measures in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, Layla Moran MP has called for a three month payment holiday for renters, as well as protection from eviction.

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Op Ed: Let’s put our values into action

Originally on Lib Dem Voice.

Coronavirus, covid-19 will indiscriminately impact the most vulnerable people in our communities, leaving them isolated. Today I am asking all of us, as Liberal Democrats, to put our values into action.

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Press Release: Urgent guidance needed for doctors and cancer patients

In response to the PM’s self-isolation guidance, Layla Moran MP has this evening written to the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, to call for urgent guidance on whether immunosuppressed patients, including the tens of thousands currently undergoing chemotherapy, should travel to receive treatment in hospitals.

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Op Ed - Coronavirus: Dial down the partisan hyperbole and focus on facts

Originally in Times Red Box

John Maynard Keynes’s words “when the facts change, I change my mind” are so often referenced in the modern world, but perhaps never more than now.

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Press Release: Detention Powers

Ahead of reported emergency legislation giving the Police new powers of arrest, Layla Moran MP has called on the Government to ensure that vulnerable and homeless people are not disproportionately affected, and that measures are taken to protect the most vulnerable from COVID-19, before defaulting to arrest and detention.

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Op Ed: Arresting homeless people over coronavirus sounds like dystopian horror. We must stop it becoming a reality

Originally in the Independent

How we respond to crises says a lot about our character as a nation, and using these detention powers in place of help will speak volumes

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