Author: Susie Burpee

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A Christmas card winner!

  Huge congratulations to Preeti for winning my annual Christmas card competition with her wonderful design! Thanks to all who entered – there were some fantastic designs to choose from! Thanks to Curve Leicester and De Montfort Hall for donating prizes and to Chef and Spice and Vision Pharmacy for sponsoring!

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Labour’s plan to get Britain working

A healthy nation is critical to a healthy economy, but after 13 years of the Tories both are in a dire state. Millions of people are on NHS waiting lists and 2.6 million people are trapped out of work due to long term sickness, with the increase since the pandemic […]

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King’s Award congratulations!

Huge congratulations to the Shree Jalaram Mandir for their Kings Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award for local volunteer groups in the UK. I’m so proud of their support for the homeless, for raising money for charities and distributing food to those in need. Well done! You can […]

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Liz attends Diwali celebrations at Beaumont Shopping Centre

It was lovely to open the fantastic Diwali celebrations at Beaumont Shopping Centre this afternoon. There’s face painting, henna tattoo, crafts, singing and dancing… and I even got to join in with the brilliant Leicester Bhangra Classes! https://leicesterbhangraclasses.co.uk Huge thanks to everyone who took part and for Beaumont Shopping Centre […]

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Liz attends Leicester’s Diwali celebrations

I was honoured to take part in this years incredible Diwali Leicester light switch on … our 40th so far! There was such a great atmosphere with fantastic performances. Very proud to represent our wonderful city! You can read more information about the celebrations here: https://www.visitleicester.info/diwali  

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Liz holds public meeting with Burgess House residents

On Thursday, a public meeting was organised by Liz for residents from Burgess House, The Chimneys, The Annex, and Sanvey Mill to regarding continued issues that residents have been facing. Metropolitan Thames Valley were in attendance to hear the concerns and address questions from residents. The meeting follows concerns brought […]

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A million children experiencing destitution in the UK

This week, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published a deeply worrying report which found that around 3.8 million people, including around 1 million children, experienced destitution in 2022 – where they are unable to meet their most basic physical needs to stay warm, dry, clean and fed. It is a damning […]

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Liz meets with High Commissioner of India

Today I met with the High Commissioner of India Vikram Doraiswami to talk about strengthening the long and deep bonds between India and the UK. We discussed building our trade relationships, including in Leicester, and how technology can help transform Government services.

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Liz visits Leicester’s job centre

Earlier this month I visited Leicester’s Job Centre on Wellington Street and spoke to the work coaches for the over 50s and for the young unemployed, and their disability advisers to find out how they are trying to help people find work and to encourage employers to provide more support […]