Political

Pauline Latham MP

Conservative Member of Parliament for Mid-Derbyshire

Pauline Latham OBE MP became involved with the ‘Dying to Work Campaign’ as a result of the awful mistreatment of her constituent Jacci Woodcock by her employer when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Jacci, from Milford, was treated very badly by her former employer. She was provided with no support and her employer tried to sack her when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she felt pushed out as a result of her condition. Over the past few years Jacci has campaigned tirelessly for the Dying to Work Campaign. The ‘Dying to Work’ campaign is a cross-party campaign for additional employment protection for terminally ill workers.

Pauline has been delighted to welcome Jacci to Parliament on a number of occasions, to encourage her fellow Parliamentarians to sign the Dying to Work voluntary charter & commit to the rights of terminal workers in their employment. Pauline has also attended a number of Charter signings including by Rolls-Royce, a huge employer in her Mid-Derbyshire constituency and across the UK.

Pauline said, “Jacci wants a change in the law in relation to the rights of terminal workers to be her legacy. I am 100% behind this and will do all I can to support the Dying to Work Campaign!

Jacci’s work is inspirational. I admire her great dignity and determination. It is only right that terminally ill workers are given the appropriate support and that their rights are up held.

I believe that it is of fundamental importance that we work to raise awareness of the Dying to Work Campaign and get as many employers to sign up to the charter as possible.”

Jon Ashworth MP

Labour Member of Parliament for Leicester South

Jon Ashworth MP hosted a cross-party event in Parliament to support the TUC’s ‘Dying to Work’ campaign. This campaign is seeking to change the law to provide additional employment protection for terminally ill workers.

Dying to Work was set up following the case of Jacci Woodcook, a sales manager from Derbyshire, who was forced out of her job after being diagnosed with terminal breast cancer.

Jon said: “People battling a terminal illness deserve choice and shouldn’t be forced to undergo stressful HR procedures with the risk of losing the positive stimulation and distraction of work.”

“It is shocking to think that if people with terminal illnesses are dismissed, or forced out of their jobs, that their loved ones will lose the death in service payments that the employee has planned for and earned through a life-time of hard work.”

In addition to support from across the political spectrum, the campaign has also been endorsed by a number of trade unions and charities, including Breast Cancer Care and Second Hope.

E.on was the first company to sign the Dying to Work voluntary charter to provide support to their employees at a ceremony in College Green.

Jon commented: “I am proud to back the TUC’s Dying to Work campaign and I will be encouraging businesses in my constituency to sign up to the TUC’s voluntary charter to help ensure that the current law is changed.”

To date, 130 MP’s have signed the Dying to Work Charter as a commitment to their staff

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Labour MP for Stockton North

Alex Norris
Labour (Co-op) MP for Nottingham North

Alex Sobel
Labour (Co-op) MP for Leeds North West

Alison McGovern
Labour MP for Wirral South

Alison Thewliss
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Andrew Bridgen
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Andrew Gwynne
Labour MP for Denton and Reddish

Andrew Selous
Conservative MP for South West Bedfordshire

Ms Angela Eagle
Labour MP for Wallasey

Anna McMorrin
Labour MP for Cardiff North

Anne Marie Morris
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Anneliese Dodds
Labour (Co-op) MP for Oxford East

Bambos Charalambous
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Mr Ben Bradshaw
Labour MP for Exeter

Bill Esterson
Labour MP for Sefton Central

Carolyn Harris
Labour MP for Swansea East

Catherine McKinnell
Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North

Chris Elmore
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Mr Chris Leslie
Labour (Co-op) MP for Nottingham East

Chris Stephens
Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow South West

Christian Matheson
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Clive Efford
Labour MP for Eltham

Damien Moore
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Dan Carden
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Daniel Zeichner
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Danielle Rowley
Labour MP for Midlothian

Sir David Amess
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Dr David Drew
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David Hanson
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David Linden
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Debbie Abrahams
Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth

Derek Twigg
Labour MP for Halton

Diana Johnson
Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull North

Edward Argar
Conservative MP for Charnwood

Elizabeth Truss
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Emma Hardy
Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

Gareth Snell
Labour (Co-op) MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central

Ged Killen
Labour (Co-op) MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West

Gerald Jones
Labour MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

Gloria De Piero
Labour MP for Ashfield

Gordon Henderson
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Graham P Jones
Labour MP for Hyndburn

Mrs Heather Wheeler
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Heidi Allen
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Henry Smith
Conservative MP for Crawley

Hugh Gaffney
Labour MP for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

Ian Austin
Labour MP for Dudley North

Imran Hussain
Labour MP for Bradford East

Jack Dromey
Labour MP for Birmingham, Erdington

Jeremy Lefroy
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Jessica Morden
Labour MP for Newport East

Mr Jim Cunningham
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Jim Fitzpatrick
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Jim McMahon
Labour (Co-op) MP for Oldham West and Royton

Jo Platt
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Jo Stevens
Labour MP for Cardiff Central

Jo Swinson
Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire

Joan Ryan
Labour MP for Enfield North

John Cryer
Labour MP for Leyton and Wanstead

John Grogan
Labour MP for Keighley

John Mann
Labour MP for Bassetlaw

John McNally
Scottish National Party MP for Falkirk

John Spellar
Labour MP for Warley

John Woodcock
Labour (Co-op) MP for Barrow and Furness

Jon Cruddas
Labour MP for Dagenham and Rainham

Jonathan Ashworth
Labour (Co-op) MP for Leicester South

Mr Jonathan Lord
Conservative MP for Woking

Judith Cummins
Labour MP for Bradford South

Julie Cooper
Labour MP for Burnley

Julie Elliott
Labour MP for Sunderland Central

Justin Madders
Labour MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston

Ms Karen Lee
Labour MP for Lincoln

Kate Green
Labour MP for Stretford and Urmston

Kevin Brennan
Labour MP for Cardiff West

Lesley Laird
Labour MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Lilian Greenwood
Labour MP for Nottingham South

Dr Lisa Cameron
Scottish National Party MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow

Liz Kendall
Labour MP for Leicester West

Liz Twist
Labour MP for Blaydon

Luciana Berger
Labour (Co-op) MP for Liverpool, Wavertree

Luke Pollard
Labour (Co-op) MP for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

Mr Mark Hendrick
Labour (Co-op) MP for Preston

Mark Pawsey
Conservative MP for Rugby

Martin Docherty-Hughes
Scottish National Party MP for West Dunbartonshire

Martin Whitfield
Labour MP for East Lothian

Martyn Day
Scottish National Party MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk

Mary Glindon
Labour MP for North Tyneside

Melanie Onn
Labour MP for Great Grimsby

Mike Amesbury
Labour MP for Weaver Vale

Mike Freer
Conservative MP for Finchley and Golders Green

Mike Gapes
Labour (Co-op) MP for Ilford South

Mike Hill
Labour MP for Hartlepool

Mike Kane
Labour MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East

Mohammad Yasin
Labour MP for Bedford

Neil Gray
Scottish National Party MP for Airdrie and Shotts

Nic Dakin
Labour MP for Scunthorpe

Nick Smith
Labour MP for Blaenau Gwent

Mr Pat McFadden
Labour MP for Wolverhampton South East

Paul Blomfield
Labour MP for Sheffield Central

Mr Paul Sweeney
Labour (Co-op) MP for Glasgow North East

Dr Paul Williams
Labour MP for Stockton South

Paula Sherriff
Labour MP for Dewsbury

Mrs Pauline Latham
Conservative MP for Mid Derbyshire

Peter Aldous
Conservative MP for Waveney

Peter Kyle
Labour MP for Hove

Phil Wilson
Labour MP for Sedgefield

Preet Kaur Gill
Labour (Co-op) MP for Birmingham, Edgbaston

Rachael Maskell
Labour (Co-op) MP for York Central

Rebecca Harris
Conservative MP for Castle Point

Mr Roger Godsiff
Labour MP for Birmingham, Hall Green

Rosie Cooper
Labour MP for West Lancashire

Ruth Smeeth Labour
MP for Stoke-on-Trent North

Sandy Martin
Labour MP for Ipswich

Sarah Champion
Labour MP for Rotherham

Seema Malhotra
Labour (Co-op) MP for Feltham and Heston

Siobhain McDonagh
Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden

Stephanie Peacock
Labour MP for Barnsley East

Stephen Lloyd
Liberal Democrat MP for Eastbourne

Stephen McPartland
Conservative MP for Stevenage

Stuart C. McDonald
Scottish National Party MP for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East

Susan Elan Jones
Labour MP for Clwyd South

Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
Labour MP for Slough

Thelma Walker
Labour MP for Colne Valley

Toby Perkins
Labour MP for Chesterfield

Tom Watson
Labour MP for West Bromwich East

Tony Lloyd
Labour MP for Rochdale

Vernon Coaker
Labour MP for Gedling

Yvette Cooper
Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

Yvonne Fovargue
Labour MP for Makerfield