MP Responses


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So, many of us have been writing to our MP's to request assistance with and to raise the problem with the NMC indemnity insurance decision and the wider impact of women's choices being eroded.

It's been a mixed bag however, as the majority have simply replied with the same copied and pasted drivel that the NMC have released to them in relation to the matter in general. 

So - we have made a naughty and nice list of MP's and their replies. If they are on the nice list they have sent a good response with a clear understanding of why this is important and some further actions suggested, they will be on the nice list. If they don't appear to have looked beyond the NMC official line and have replied with what looks like the same copied and paste info (which I suspect was circulated on a memo to all MP's), then for now they are on our naughty list for not taking the time to investigate what it is their constituents are complaining about!

The list is forever evolving and MP's can obviously move between the lists depending on their actions. 

Please use the contact us section to update us on the performance of your local MP.


Note for MPs.... please don't reply to personal letters with the copied and pasted content regarding the indemnity insurance and the NMC's stance. We already know this, we have already read and been sent it several times in response to other letters and it just makes you look a bit lazy. We vehemently disagree that the indemnity insurance in place is inadequate, and I question the basis the decision was made considering the scheme was too complex for the actuary to investigate within the timescales.  Please look at the wider picture here... if the government wants to truly support women's choices concerning her birth, then give her the chance to make that decision for herself without someone else governing what is deemed to be acceptable. And once you realise what civil liberties the NMC action is restricting, I'd be interested to hear how you can continue to justify the decision.

The Lists!


Nice List

Naughty List

Joanna Cherry QC - MP for Edinburgh South West (SNP)

Rt Hon Sir Gerald Kaufman - MP for Manchester, Gorton (Labour)

Ben MacPherson - MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith (SNP)

Michelle Thompson - MP for Edinburgh West (Independent) 

Caroline Lucas - MP for Brighton, Pavilion (Green)

Kelly Tolhurst - MP for Rochester and Strood (Conservative)

Daniel Zeichner - MP for Cambridge (Labour)

Andrew Smith - MP for Oxford East (Labour)

Gareth Johnson - MP for Dartford (Conservative)

Andrew Jones - MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough (Conservative)

Fabian Hamilton - MP for Leeds North East (Labour)

Steve Brine - MP for Winchester & Chandler's Ford (Conservative)

Alec Shelbrooke - MP for Elmet & Rothwell (Conservative)

Steve Baker - MP for Wycombe (Conservative)

Justine Greening - MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields (Conservative) 



Adam Holloway - MP for Gravesham (Conservative) 

Alok Sharma - MP for Reading West (Conservative)

Dr Tania Mathias - MP for Twickenham (Conservative)

Deidre Brock - MP for Edinburgh (SNP)

Damian Green - MP for Ashford (Conservative)

Greg Hands - MP for Chelsea & Fulham (Conservative)

Dan Jarvis - MP for Barnsley (Labour)

Andrea Jenkyns - MP for Morley and Outwood (Conservative)

Tom Pursglove - MP for Corby & East Northamptonshire (Conservative)

Tom Blenkinsop - MP for Middlesborough South and East Cleveland (Labour)

Tim Loughton - MP for East Worthing & Shoreham (Conservative)

Lucy Allen - MP for Telford (Conservative)

Rachel Reeves - MP for Leeds West (Labour)

Edward Argar - MP for Charnwood (Conservative)

Julian Sturdy - MP for York Outer (Conservative)

Philip Davies - MP for Shipley (Conservative)

Jeremy Hunt - MP for South West Surrey (Conservative)







Nice List

Joanna Cherry QC - MP for Edinburgh South West (SNP)

Rt Hon Sir Gerald Kaufman - MP for Manchester, Gorton (Labour)

Ben MacPherson - MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith (SNP)

Michelle Thompson - MP for Edinburgh West (Independent) 

Caroline Lucas - MP for Brighton, Pavilion (Green)

Kelly Tolhurst - MP for Rochester and Strood (Conservative)

Daniel Zeichner - MP for Cambridge (Labour)

Andrew Smith - MP for Oxford East (Labour)

Gareth Johnson - MP for Dartford (Conservative)

Andrew Jones - MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough (Conservative)

Fabian Hamilton - MP for Leeds North East (Labour)

Steve Brine - MP for Winchester & Chandler's Ford (Conservative)

Alec Shelbrooke - MP for Elmet & Rothwell (Conservative)

Steve Baker - MP for Wycombe (Conservative)

Justine Greening - MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields (Conservative) 



Naughty List

Adam Holloway - MP for Gravesham (Conservative) 

Alok Sharma - MP for Reading West (Conservative)

Dr Tania Mathias - MP for Twickenham (Conservative)

Deidre Brock - MP for Edinburgh (SNP)

Damian Green - MP for Ashford (Conservative)

Greg Hands - MP for Chelsea & Fulham (Conservative)

Dan Jarvis - MP for Barnsley (Labour)

Andrea Jenkyns - MP for Morley and Outwood (Conservative)

Tom Pursglove - MP for Corby & East Northamptonshire (Conservative)

Tom Blenkinsop - MP for Middlesborough South and East Cleveland (Labour)

Tim Loughton - MP for East Worthing & Shoreham (Conservative)

Lucy Allen - MP for Telford (Conservative)

Rachel Reeves - MP for Leeds West (Labour)

Edward Argar - MP for Charnwood (Conservative)

Julian Sturdy - MP for York Outer (Conservative)

Philip Davies - MP for Shipley (Conservative)

Jeremy Hunt - MP for South West Surrey (Conservative)







Others


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Some MP's have tried to help....

Justine Greening - MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields (Conservative) did ask the department of health to look into her constituents concerns. Unfortunately, the department of health has the same memo that they have copied and pasted from in response. 

Fabian Hamilton MP is on our nice list above as his responses have been really keen to understand and help his constituents. He has written to the Clinical Commissioning Group for his area (Leeds South and East) and the NMC. Both replies to him were unhelpful and still seemed to miss the point the original complaints were raising.