John Spellar

Labour MP for Warley

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  • John Spellar MP for Warley backs leading consumer rights campaign for consumers to have the right to choose, without disadvantage, how they are contacted by banks, utility companies and other service providers.
  • John met the campaign’s chair, Judith Donovan CBE, in the Houses of Parliament (on 29th November) to discuss the campaign and the importance of consumer choice.
  • The Keep Me Posted campaign has introduced the Keep Me Posted “Mark of Distinction.” The Mark has been awarded to over thirty service providers such as HSBC and Natwest who offer consumers the ability to choose paper statements and bills without being charged for the privilege.

 

John Spellar MP praised the Keep Me Posted campaign’s efforts to ensure that service providers who offer consumers the choice of how they receive bills and statements.  

John Spellar MP for Warley, said: “The Keep Me Posted Campaign’s findings demonstrate that consumers manage their financial affairs more effectively when they receive bills in paper format, particularly those who are considered vulnerable such as people living with disabilities or in poverty. I support the consumer’s right to choose.”

Judith Donovan CBE, Chair of the Keep Me Posted campaign, said: “Since the launch of Keep Me Posted four years ago, over 100 organisations have pledged their support in ensuring that consumers retain the right to receive paper statements without penalties.

We really appreciate the support of John which takes us one step closer to making sure that the people of Warley have the right to choose.”

JOHN SPELLAR MP PLEDGES HIS SUPPORT TO CONSUMER CHAMPION CAMPAIGN, KEEP ME POSTED

John Spellar MP for Warley backs leading consumer rights campaign for consumers to have the right to choose, without disadvantage, how they are contacted by banks, utility companies and other...

More than 60 MPs including Warley MP John Spellar joined Cats Protection at its annual Christmas parliamentary reception to celebrate the charity’s work speaking up for cats, held at the House of Commons on Tuesday 5December.

There was the chance for MPs and peers from across all parties to come together to play a fun ‘find the sleeping cat’ game and to personalise a bauble for a cat-themed Christmas tree.

John Spellar MP said: “I was pleased to recognise the work of Cats Protection on behalf of so many of my constituents who have much loved cats as not just pets but part of the family.” 

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading cat charity, helping around 190,000 cats every year through a network of over 250 voluntary-run branches and 34 centres.

The charity’s Head of Advocacy & Government Relations Jacqui Cuff said: “Cats are one of the nation’s favourite pets so it was wonderful to welcome so many politicians to our Christmas Reception.

“Our annual reception is our way of saying thank you to our elected representatives and to the many other animal welfare charities and professional organisations we work with.

“It has been a busy year with our major campaign on kitten sales, our 2022 Agenda for Cats launched ahead of the General Election, and our petition calling for licensing of air guns in England and Wales in line with the new licensing regime in Scotland.

“More than 47,000 supporters joined us in calling for better regulation of commercial kitten sales. We have also received over 75,000 signatures for our air guns petition and are delighted the Government has announced it will be reviewing air gun licensing. Sadly, air guns are frequently used to deliberately inflict harm and suffering on cats.

Politicians feline festive at Cats Protection’s Westminster reception

More than 60 MPs including Warley MP John Spellar joined Cats Protection at its annual Christmas parliamentary reception to celebrate the charity’s work speaking up for cats, held at the House of Commons on Tuesday 5December. There was...

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Sandwell MPs John Spellar and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson today attended a rally in support of the GMB’s #Paypinch campaign.

John Spellar MP commented: “I am pleased to show my support for the GMB and their campaign. It is disgraceful that this Tory Government has for the past seven years cut the pay of public sector workers.”

“I pay tribute to the dedicated local workers such as Sandwell binmen out in the freezing cold snow this morning who keep our local services running.” 

Sandwell MPs support GMB Union’s #Paypinch campaign


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