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This week Rosie signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.

This year we are marking 75 years since the liberation of the concentration camps of Europe and the end of the Second World War. At the end of the month, on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, people across the globe will remember.

In the lead up to and on Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events will be arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country, remembering all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. The theme for this year’s commemorations is ‘Stand Together’.

After signing the Book of Commitment, Rosie commented:

“Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people TOreflect on the darkest times of European history. As the Holocaust moves from living history, to history, it becomes ever more important that we take the time to remember the six million Jewish victims and also pay tribute to the survivors.”

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:

““As the Holocaust moves further into history, it falls on all of us to ensure that their stories and the stories of the 6 Jewish million men, women and children brutally murdered by the Nazis, are never forgotten. We all have a duty to remember the Holocaust and to stand up against antisemitism and hate, now more than ever.”

By Rosie Duffield MP / Latest News / 0 Comments

Today, Rosie voted in the House of Commons to give more funding to the NHS, which would have seen an additional £26bn in real terms pumped into health services in England.

With the Queen’s Speech debate back in parliament today (Thursday), the Labour Party secured focus on funding for health and social care services.

In a parliamentary procedure known as a ‘regret motion’, Labour made make the case for increasing funding for the NHS and social care, and exposed the failings of the Conservative Government’s Queen’s Speech in relation to the NHS.

Labour forced a vote to get parliament’s backing to fund the NHS by an additional four per cent a year and called for the Government to bring forward a plan to end the crisis in social care. The motion was voted down by the government.

It was the first vote in the Commons on non Brexit related legislation since the general election.

The additional funding promised by the Conservatives amounts to a 3.1 per cent uplift – below the 3.3 percent the Institute for Fiscal Studies stated was needed for services just to be maintained at the current level.

Last week, we saw the worst national A&E waiting times on record, with the number of people waiting on trolleys for treatment reaching over 98000 – the highest ever seen during the winter.

In Canterbury the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust missed its target to treat 95 per cent of patients within 4 hours. It treated 73.9% of patients within the target time.

 Rosie said: “I’m really proud that my first non Brexit vote in the House of Commons was to save our NHS. With our NHS in crisis I will continue the fight to save it in Canterbury”