Constituency unemployment up almost 2000 since pandemic began

In one of the two St Helens Parliamentary constituencies, almost an additional 2000 people are unemployed since March.  Unemployment is now up to 7.3% for the constituency, above the national average of 6.3%. The St Helens South & Whiston constituency covers the southern half of the town, including the town centre and parts of neighbouring […]

London, 27th January 2021

The Government has been told to put the words “never again” into practice when it comes to genocide in China. The remarks were made by veteran human rights campaigner, the MP for St Helens South & Whiston, Marie Rimmer. The speech was part of the debate on the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill, with Ms […]

MP receives first vaccination dose

Marie Rimmer, MP for St Helens South & Whiston, has received her first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. The vaccination took place at the home of St Helens Rugby Football Club, the Totally Wicked Stadium. Ms Rimmer received the AstraZeneca vaccine. Marie Rimmer MP said: “I am immensely grateful to the wonderful work of scientists […]

Local MP calls on government to support town deal bid

Marie Rimmer MP has called on the government to support St Helens’ town deal for £38.55m. During her speech, Ms Rimmer emphasised how the past decade of austerity had been tough for the town. Ms Rimmer added that the impact of coronavirus “has thrown a brick through an already shattered window.” The remarks were made […]

Alder Hey Children’s Air Ambulance

On Friday (3rd March 2019) I was glad to attend a celebratory showing of the new Agusta 169 helicopter, which provides an outstanding paediatric transfer and retrieval service for major children’s hospitals in the North of England (including Alder Hey). At the event the crew of the helicopter were present and explained to me and […]

Unveiling of St Helens Worker’s Memorial Statue

International Worker’s Memorial Day 2019 Marie Rimmer CBE MP was honoured to give a speech at the unveiling of the Workers Memorial Statue alongside Mayor of St Helens Council Councillor Pat Ireland. The Statue is made out of old tools and is located in Vera Page Park, it is a memorial to people who have […]

Marie Rimmer CBE, MP attends Scope event in Parliament

Today (13/03/19) Marie Rimmer MP was able to attend  the disabilities charity Scope event in Parliament. This event aimed to raise awareness of the #DisabilityPriceTag, which highlights that people living with disabilities face extra costs as a result of their disability. Scope has found that on average this is £583 a month, these extra costs increase the difficulties […]

Marie Rimmer signs letter to the health secretary

Marie Rimmer CBE MP was able to meet with several constituents on Wednesday 2oth March in Parliament. Learning and supporting their campaign to be paid the Minimum wage while they are on overnight shifts. These Carers are effectively paid less than the Minimum Wage while on sleep-in shifts, this is no way to treat a […]