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in Stevenage, Knebworth, Codicote, Datchworth and Aston
Stephen McPartland, Member of Parliament for Stevenage, is supporting a project that reaches vulnerable girls across the world with a vision to reach 20,000 girls by the end of 2020.
Stephen McPartland MP said, “I am delighted to support such a fantastic initiative as the Dignity Project, which is helping girls in Kenya stay in school longer to enhance their education and making sure they are aware of the dangers of human trafficking."
Dignity Project founder Becky Murray said, “The Dignity Project was inspired after young children in my village in Kenya went missing. We knew we had to do something to stop human trafficking. Just three years later we have reached 8,000 girls and now it’s time to go global.”
The Dignity Project has so far reached 8,500 girls – mainly in Kenya – but is now going global, with plans to go to Brazil, India and other parts of South America and Asia. It costs £10 to put one girl through the Dignity Project. Check out www.thedignityproject.net for more information.
Stephen McPartland MP has pledged his support for the Great British Spring Clean campaign, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, which runs from March 22nd to April 23rd.
Stephen McPartland MP said, “The Great British Spring Clean is something that anyone can get involved with to do something positive. We all care about the environment and helping with a litter pick or other clear up will make a visible difference. It is a great opportunity for people to come together and make their community better."
To find out more about the Great British Spring Clean visit www.keepbritaintidy.org
So proud we made it and Finn's Law has received Royal Assent and been passed. Well done - @OliverHealdUK Dave Wardell and @finnforchange campaign - what an amazing legacy to protect our service animals. @K9Finn pic.twitter.com/h1HVVy1jN8— Stephen McPartland (@SMcPartland) April 9, 2019
Year 5 representatives from the Pupil Parliament at Round Diamond School were excited to be visited by Stephen McPartland, Member of Parliament for Stevenage, after being inspired during their work within the Stevenage Schools' Parliament.
Stephen McPartland MP said, "It is always a great pleasure to meet the school councillors and listen to their questions. It is brilliant how engaged they are and often ask some of the toughest questions. Outstanding pupils from an outstanding school, supported by outstanding staff and parents."
The visit was part of the children's learning about the role of parliament and politicians and included an opportunity to quiz Stephen. After the session, Billy, Year 5, commented "It was eye-opening to find out how much work goes into being an MP and even though we presented him with a number of challenging questions, he answered them honestly and explained his reasons.".
Shades of Stevenage is a well loved hairdressing salon, that has undergone refurbishment and offers a range of services. Including a couple of special quiet rooms designed to provide autism friendly hairdressing.
Stephen McPartland, Member of Parliament for Stevenage, said “It was fantastic to visit Shades in the Hyde and learn more about the services they offer. I was really impressed with the autism friendly quiet rooms that allow children to have their hair cut and styled in an environment suitable for them. I know many families, with autistic children that really struggle getting them to the hairdressers. The team are so friendly and offer such an amazing array of services designed to help the local community. I am proud they are here and look forward to seeing more of them.”
Sarah, the manager at Shades, added, “Our Sensory Room has even surprised us at how popular it has become. We have worked closely with Greenside School in understanding the needs of Children & Adults on the spectrum and thank them for all their help in making our Sensory Room a success. The biggest reward we have is seeing the happiness on the faces of everyone that uses the Room.”
Today the #NationalLivingWage is going up almost 5% to £8.21 an hour. That means a pay rise for 1.8 million people who will be £690 better off this year alone. It is up from £5.93 an hour when it was the Minimum Wage under Labour in 2010. They talk a lot, but only we deliver. pic.twitter.com/Rtpb9Bbcc9— Stephen McPartland (@SMcPartland) April 1, 2019
I voted for the Withdrawal Agreement, so we can leave the European Union and deliver on the biggest democratic mandate in our country. Labour voted again to steal Brexit and betray the British people.— Stephen McPartland (@SMcPartland) March 29, 2019
Today in Parliament we have #indicativevotes on Brexit options, many of which do not reflect the result of the Referendum. I am a lead signatory on a cross party motion to honour the biggest democratic mandate in our nation's history and deliver #Brexit. pic.twitter.com/dfPk6JVqNH— Stephen McPartland (@SMcPartland) March 27, 2019