John Spellar

Labour candidate for Warley

A New Name for Birmingham Airport

John Spellar MP has backed Labour plans for a better deal for those renting their homes privately. In Warley there are currently one in six households in the private rented sector – they all deserve a fairer deal.

Last week, local MP, John Spellar, met with the UK’s largest hearing loss charity, Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID), at the Houses of Parliament to discuss how NHS cuts and increasing demand are forcing two out of five NHS audiology departments to cut core services.

Hearing loss affects an estimated one in six people in Warley, with an ageing population; the number of people who need help with their hearing loss is set to soar in coming years. John Spellar attended the parliamentary event, held at Westminster on 4 February, to discuss the charity’s research findings and further information about the state of hearing loss services for his constituents. 

Black Country MP John Spellar is backing an appeal from Cancer Research UK to save the lives of more cancer patients, as news comes that one in two people will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives.

The new figure was announced on World Cancer Day (February 4) to highlight the urgent need to bolster public health and NHS cancer services so they can cope with a growing and ageing population and the looming demands for better diagnostics, treatments, and earlier diagnosis.

John Spellar MP attended a parliamentary event held by Cancer Research UK to mark World Cancer Day and encourage MPs to support their Cross Cancer Out campaign.
Welcoming the news that Birmingham Airport had its busiest ever January, Warley MP John Spellar has come up with a way to boost business – rename the airport – Birmingham Shakespeare International.

John Spellar MP said:-

“While tourism to the UK is growing we need to get tourists to look beyond London.  We have a great worldwide brand in William Shakespeare.  I have suggested renaming the airport before, now with the extended runway and next year bringing the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, my challenge to the Airport Board is to show some imagination and rename it Birmingham Shakespeare International.  It might also stop some people confusing it with the town in Alabama.”

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