Forget pay increases for Nurses, Doctors and fire crews. Kent County Councillors vote themselves a whopping 15% rise out of taxpayers money. They chose to disregard independent advice that members should accept a 1.5% rise.
Tory Paul Cooper refused a free iPhone and iPad believing it to be a ‘waste of public money’ but it seems he can sleep at night with his 15% allowance increase.
Ben, 13, has Cerebral Palsy and requires money to pay for his treatment but so far the Tories have ignored his pleas for help. This has forced Ben to rely on public donations.
He has again written to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt hoping this time he will act.
Ben hopes to deliver his letter directly to Jeremy Hunt.
Dear Mr Hunt
My name is Ben Baddeley and I’ve written to you before and so has my Mum.
I have Cerebral Palsy and the physio treatment that is helping me to get better isn’t paid by the NHS so my Mum and Dad have to find the money to get me my treatment.
My Mum and Dad are trying to get the CCG to help with paying for it but no-one is paying attention. It is really difficult for my Mum and Dad to find the money because it’s really expensive and nearly two thousand pounds a month. My Dad is always working overtime and my Mum has to fund raise.
My Mum has written to the health department and they say there is nothing they can do to help me. When me and Mum wrote to you we got a reply from someone at the health department saying that you can’t help me either.
But I’m confused because you are the health secretary so why can’t you help me…
Any member of the public no matter where they live in the world can help Ben right now by giving a donation to help his treatment. If Ben does not receive this treatment he will need a wheelchair as his condition worsens. All Ben wants is to live a normal life.
My name is Amy & I am trying everything that I can to get my disabled son’s medical treatment for Cerebral palsy.
The vital treatment that Ben needs following major spinal surgery is no longer funded on the NHS due to government funding cuts. Ben was already undergoing treatment with the NHS prior to the funding cuts and so Ben was left without the vital treatment that he was only just beginning following his surgery.
This situation has now left us with medical bills of just under 2k every month to provide our little boy with the treatment he needs.
Without the treatment Ben’s muscles are unable to develop correctly as he grows leaving him suffering pain on a daily basis.
This is Ben’s facebook page & Go Fund Me. I’d be extremely grateful if you could click “like” on his page for him or share the links to help me raise awareness.
I’m not asking for anything from you except for a click of a button & I would be forever grateful to you. It would be a huge help in highlights Ben’s situation.
I’ve added some of Ben’s media coverage links that explains Ben’s story further.
Any fundraising advice would be hugely appreciated, were just an average family & had this dumped on us. I’m willing to do & work at anything to get my little boy the treatment to keep him pain free.
Ben’s Mum Amy – #TeamBen”
First we had Theresa May making false claims during a live BBC debate and now the above. Both are likely breaches of the Representation of People Act.
The Conservative Party contracted a secretive call centre during the election campaign which may have broken data protection and election laws, a Channel 4 News investigation has found.
The investigation has uncovered what appear to be underhand and potentially unlawful practices at the centre, in calls made on behalf of the Conservative Party. These allegations include:
● Paid canvassing on behalf of Conservative election candidates – banned under election law.
● Political cold calling to prohibited numbers
● Misleading calls claiming to be from an ‘independent market research company’ which does not apparently exist