Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing should vote for laws promising foreign aid

Eleanor Laing

Eleanor Laing

First published in Your Views

On Friday, September 12, Eleanor Laing MP will have the chance to help millions of people around the world simply by turning up to work.

Parliament will debate the second reading of the International Development Bill.

This bill aims to enshrine in law the commitment to invest 0.7 per cent of the UK’s national income on overseas aid, cementing our country’s commitment to helping the world’s poorest.

We should be proud of the money we give and the good it does. 

This year alone, UK aid means 5million children have gone to school, around 20million people have access to clean water and 48million children received polio vaccinations.

I urge Epping Forest’s representative to attend the debate and support this bill.

They have the opportunity to do the right thing, help seal the deal on aid and give millions of people the chance to work their way out of poverty.

Billy Hill,
Ivy Chimneys, 
Epping.

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