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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance: Medical Examinations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of employment support allowance assessment meetings were carried out (a) at the claimant’s home and (b) in assessment centres in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson remove filter
star this property uin 284744 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Between August 2018 and July 2019, 2.2 per cent of face-to-face Work Capability Assessments for Employment and Support Allowance claims were carried out at the claimant’s home and 97.8 per cent were carried out in an assessment centre.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T11:04:33.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:04:33.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
1143324
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an estimate of the number of claimants of universal credit that have fallen into (a) council tax and (b) local authority rent arrears after transitioning from legacy benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson remove filter
star this property uin 284560 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>We have not made an assessment of this nature, we do not hold the data requested for council tax arrears and any change in rent arrears is not solely attributed to Universal Credit.</p><p>The initial analytical work we have carried out with a single housing provider suggests that many tenants are arriving on Universal Credit with pre-existing rent arrears, supporting research carried out by the National Federation of ALMOs which shows over three quarters of their tenants come onto Universal Credit with pre-existing rent arrears. It also shows that arrears tend to increase prior to making a claim for Universal Credit, and that Universal Credit actually appears to be helping to clear arrears over time. We are currently extending this analysis to include a number of housing providers. It will be published when completed.</p><p> </p><p>We have responded to concerns in this area by putting a number of safeguards in place – 100 per cent advances repayable over 12 months, increasing to 16 months in October 2021; a two-week transition to Universal Credit Housing Payment; a new Help to Claim service; and Managed Payment to Landlord Arrangements, which allow for payments direct to the landlord if the tenant is likely to have difficulty in managing their rent payments, is unlikely to pay their rent or is in rent arrears equivalent to two months.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T11:17:21.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:17:21.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
1143378
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with local authority leaders on the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on the level of demand for councils’ Local Welfare Provision schemes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson remove filter
star this property uin 284844 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has regular contact with a range of partner organisations concerning Universal Credit including representatives from local government.</p><p>The reforms to the Social Fund in 2013 allowed local authorities in England and the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales to deliver their own local provision for people who are in need of urgent help. Local authorities are best placed to decide how to target flexible help to support local welfare needs.</p><p>We passed funding over to local authorities and devolved administrations from April 2013. This gave them maximum flexibility to deliver services as they see fit according to local needs.</p><p>New Burdens funding has been provided to councils to cover additional costs associated with Universal Credit. In 2017/18 the Department paid £13m in New Burdens funding and paid £14m in New Burdens for 2018/19. Last year we worked with a number of Local Authorities to refresh these costs resulting in £18m in New Burdens being paid in 2019/20. 67 Local Authorities received a total of £4.7m in extra payments to recognise alleged additional costs caused in the early stages of roll out.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:40:52.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:40:52.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
1143379
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to help ensure that local authorities provide funding for local welfare assistance schemes after 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson remove filter
star this property uin 284815 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Luke Hall more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:46:57.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:46:57.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
1143790
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he she has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the repayment period for universal credit advance payments beyond twelve months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson remove filter
star this property uin 285236 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit new claim advances provide access to a payment for those in financial need, which can be accessed urgently, until their first UC payment is due. Claimants can access up to 100% of the total expected monthly award, for which they can pay back over a period of up to 12 months.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has taken a number of steps to ensure that advances meet the needs of claimants and that recovery arrangements are personalised and reasonable. The maximum rate of deductions cannot normally exceed 40 per cent of the Universal Credit standard allowance and does not reduce other components of an award, such as money paid for children, housing or when someone is caring for a severely disabled person. From October 2019 this will be reduced to 30 per cent and from October 2021 we are increasing the maximum recovery period for advances from 12 to 16 months.</p><p> </p><p>The Department more broadly wants to ensure that vulnerable claimants receive the financial support they need, which is why we announced the addition of SDP payments. By August 29th, we had already paid over 6,300 claims, which together are worth over £16 million.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T12:58:37.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T12:58:37.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
1139224
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Loneliness: Social Prescribing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made against his Department’s commitment, as set out in the 2018 Loneliness Strategy, to test methods that will improve how a range of organisations, such as community pharmacies, social workers and community nurses, refer into existing social prescribing services and provision in 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson remove filter
star this property uin 277685 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s Loneliness Strategy ‘A connected society: A Strategy for tackling loneliness – laying the foundations for change’, acknowledged that tackling loneliness is complex and a long-term challenge, requiring action across many fronts and working with local government, public services, the voluntary and community sector and businesses to identify opportunities to tackle loneliness and build more integrated communities.</p><p>Discussions are underway with a range of public sector organisations such as job centres, local authorities, Public Health England and National Health Service agencies to identify what more can be done to improve how they better refer into social prescribing services and provision.</p><p>In addition, social workers play a key role in referring people into community services and the co-chair of the Principal Social Worker network sits on the National Social Prescribing network to promote their work and share learning.</p><p>The Department expects to report on the outcome of this commitment in late autumn.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:28:44.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:28:44.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
1139225
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Loneliness: Social Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made against his Department’s commitment, as set out in the 2018 Loneliness Strategy, to improve knowledge sharing among social workers through the Chief Social Worker for Adults to develop social workers’ (a) ability to recognise people who may be experiencing loneliness and (b) their knowledge and services or support to refer people on to. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson remove filter
star this property uin 277686 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s Loneliness Strategy ‘A connected society: A Strategy for tackling loneliness – laying the foundations for change,’ acknowledged that tackling loneliness is complex and a long-term challenge, requiring action across many fronts and working with local government, public services, the voluntary and community sector and businesses to identify opportunities to tackle loneliness and build more integrated communities.</p><p>The Government has commissioned an evidence review to support the Chief Social Worker for Adults’ commitment in the Loneliness Strategy, to improve knowledge sharing among social workers and recognition and support for people who may be experiencing loneliness.</p><p>The review summarises the evidence into key messages and recommendations for social workers, other social care practitioners and employers. The Department will publish the review in the summer – this will inform specific guidance for social workers to ensure that they include loneliness in their assessment and care planning and that they also contribute to community development and other projects that can help tackle loneliness.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:16:45.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:16:45.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
1139226
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Loneliness: Health Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made against his Department’s commitment, as set out in the 2018 Loneliness Strategy, for Public Health England to reach one million members of the public with information on loneliness as a key risk factor for mental health problems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson remove filter
star this property uin 277687 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s Loneliness Strategy ‘A connected society: A Strategy for tackling loneliness – laying the foundations for change’, acknowledged that tackling loneliness is complex and a long-term challenge, requiring action across many fronts and working with local government, public services, the voluntary and community sector and businesses to identify opportunities to tackle loneliness and build more integrated communities.</p><p>The Every Mind Matters campaign was piloted in the Midlands in October 2018 and will be launched across England in October 2019. The campaign launch can be viewed at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-launches-new-mission-to-put-prevention-at-the-top-of-the-mental-health-agenda" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-launches-new-mission-to-put-prevention-at-the-top-of-the-mental-health-agenda</a></p><p>The Midlands campaign can be viewed at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-mental-health-campaign-launched-across-the-midlands" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-mental-health-campaign-launched-across-the-midlands</a></p><p>The campaign aims to help people become better informed and equipped to look after their own mental health and contains advice on the impact of loneliness on mental health, promotes the benefits of social connection and facilitates self-care to improve mental health by offering personalised action plans.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:28:22.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:28:22.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
1139227
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Loneliness more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the 2018 Loneliness Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to work with the Loneliness Action Group to share learning on loneliness and ensure effective implementation of the strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson remove filter
star this property uin 277688 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government has engaged closely with the Loneliness Action Group in the development of and now implementation of its loneliness strategy. Government officials have regularly attended the quarterly Loneliness Action Group meetings, to share updates and hear the group's views. The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society (Mims Davies MP), who leads the Government's work on loneliness, spoke at the Loneliness Action Group conference in May 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:14:09.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:14:09.78Z
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4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
1139228
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sickle Cell Diseases: Social Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with (a) sickle cell disease and (b) sickle cell disease and (i) stroke, (ii) chronic kidney disease, (iii) end-stage renal disease and (iv) pulmonary hypertension received social care support in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the annual cost is of providing that support to people in each of those groups. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson remove filter
star this property uin 277689 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold the information requested on the number of people with sickle cell disease who have received social care support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:45:05.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:45:05.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this