MPs and Peers

Parliamentarians supporting the campaign…

Chris White MP, Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington and author of the Public Services (Social Value) Act:

“Charities are the bed rock of our communities and I hope that everyone can work together to improve giving. Charities work all year round to deliver services that many of us take for granted and I am delighted to lend this campaign my support.”

Gareth Thomas MP, Member of Parliament for Harrow West and Shadow Minister for Civil Society:

“I’m supporting the Back Britain’s Charities campaign and calling on everyone to do their bit and stand up for charities. A vibrant charitable sector strengthens communities across Britain, and many of the most vulnerable people in our society depend on the services that charities provide. It is extremely worrying that some of these services are now under threat.

The Back Britain’s Charities campaign is playing a vital role in raising awareness of the challenges facing charities during this difficult economic time, and giving those charities who are struggling a voice. I applaud the work of CAF and NCVO and I am proud to support this campaign - I urge others to do the same and Back Britain’s Charities.”

Jim Dobbin MP, Member of Parliament for Heywood and Middleton:

“Thank you to the Friends of Springfield Park Ltd for informing me of this worthy campaign. I am glad to support them.”

David Heyes MP, Member of Parliament for Ashton under Lyne:

“Many of my constituents rely on the services many charities provide, that is why I am supporting Back Britain’s Charities campaign.”

Baroness Margaret Sharp of Guildford:

“I am shocked, though I suppose not surprised, at the drop in charitable giving over the last year.  There was a contribution to the Today Programme this morning from an American Professor who has been tracking a Harvard year group over some 60 years and reveals that those who judge their lives to have been most ‘happy’ are those who have, in one way of another, given to others. You should urge those who cannot give in cash, to give in kind.”

Philip Davies MP, Member of Parliament for Shipley:

“I’m delighted to put my name to the Back Britain’s Charities campaign, and I know that charities across Shipley have joined me in adding their support. It is essential that during tough times the voice of the charitable sector is heard, and this campaign is important in articulating the challenges that charities across the country are facing.

“I am particularly concerned that many small and medium sized charities are being forced to reduce the services that they provide as a result of a drop in donations, and more needs to be done to maximise the value of contributions that charities receive. Research shows that over £750 million of Gift Aid goes unclaimed each year, and I believe that the Government should continue investigating how to increase Gift Aid participation so that struggling charities receive more support.”

Graeme Morrice MP, Member of Parliament for Livingston:

“I know that many charities across Livingstone are suffering from the combined effects of a drop in donations and reduced government funding. It is vital that we all do what we can to support charities during this tough time.”

Julian Huppert MP, Member of Parliament for Cambridge:

“I’m delighted to be supporting the Back Britain’s Charities campaign and will work in Parliament to promote the important work that charities do and raise awareness of the challenges that they face.”

Mary Glindon MP, Member of Parliament for North Tyneside:

“As someone, who worked in the Voluntary Sector for 16 years I had contact with many charities and that contact has increased in my role as an MP. I believe the work of the Charitable Sector is important across our communities, nationally and internationally, in research, providing care, supporting young and old, the list goes on. The ‘Back Britain’s Charities’ Campaign gives us all a chance do show how much we value our charities and the important work they all do.”

Dawn Primarolo MP, Member of Parliament for Bristol South:

“There’s no doubt charities play a very important role in our communities, and there are many great examples in my Bristol South constituency. It’s important that we recognise the valuable work of charities and I’m very happy to lend my support to this campaign.”

Alan Campbell MP, Member of Parliament for Tynemouth and Deputy Chief Whip of the Labour Party

Frank Field MP, Member of Parliament for Birkenhead and former Minister for Welfare Reform

Andrew Gwynne MP, Member of Parliament for Denton and Reddish and Shadow Health Minister

Conor Burns MP, Member of Parliament for Bournemouth

Jonathan Reynolds MP, Member of Parliament for Stalybridge & Hyde

Paul Blomfield MP, Member of Parliament for Sheffield Central

Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP, Member of Parliament for Salford and Eccles and former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

John Robertson MP, Member of Parliament for Glasgow North West

Julie Hilling MP, Member of Parliament for Bolton West

Lorely Burt MP, Member of Parliament for Solihull

Madeleine Moon MP, Member of Parliament for Bridgend

Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, Member of Parliament for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough and former Home Secretary

Jenny Willott MP, Member of Parliament for Cardiff Central

Lord Gus O’Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service

Baroness Liz Barker of Anagach

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen

Baroness Dianne Hayter of Kentish Town, former Chair of the Labour Party

Baron Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

Baroness Jolly

Lord David Steel

Lord Stanley Fink

One Comment on “MPs and Peers”

  1. […] Over recent weeks the Back Britain’s Charities campaign has been gathering momentum, including hosting an event about cuts to the funding of charities in Parliament, and helping to support Small Charity Week. In addition, we’ve had new Government Social Value czar Chris White MP blog for us explaining why he is supporting the campaign, and a number of new Parliamentary supporters. […]

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