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Update on Coronavirus Testing and Rollout of Antibody Testing

Next week, the Government will begin offering antibody tests to health and care staff, eligible patients and care residents in England to see if they have had coronavirus, representing further progress in our national testing programme.

Immigration Bill passes Second Reading

Yesterday saw the second reading of the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination Bill which passed through the House of Commons.  I was proud to support our government in this vote.  This is an important milestone for the UK, delivering on our manifesto commitment in the General Election to

Times & Star Politics Column - 8th May 2020

With the Prime Minister expecting to unveil Britain’s exit plan from lockdown on Sunday, I want to make sure the Workington constituency is prepared- business, councils and individuals- to be able to take advantage of the ‘new normal’.
 

Sealy Factory

It is an extremely worrying time for the 267 workers and families at the Sealy Aspatria factory, which on Monday has been earmarked for consultation on closure.  Sealy has been in Aspatria for decades, and has deep links with the wider community.  I am in contact with the Silentnight Group and th

V.E Day 8th of May - Marking the Anniversary

Many residents, communities and organisations were planning events to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.  Sadly many have had to be altered and postponed to reflect the current Coronavirus guidance.  However, several other online, and self-isolating events are in the pipeline for residents to g

Mark Jenkinson thanks the public for their response to Coronavirus

Coronavirus continues to dominate the headlines and as Britain and Cumbria remain in lockdown, I want to thank each and every one of you for your contribution to fighting this virus. This awful virus does not discriminate. Anyone can get it. Anyone can spread it.