Tag Archive : fobts

Today I met Judith and Francesca in Parliament. Judith’s son Chris (pictured below), who was Francesca’s partner, took his own life last year, aged 25, as a direct result of his gambling addiction. Judith fought back tears while she told me that Chris had everything in his life; a loving family, girlfriend, a really good […]

I have today signed my Labour colleague Carolyn Harris’s open letter to the Government, asking for the maximum stake to be reduced from the current £100 to £2. Here is the letter in full:   Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport 100 Parliament St London SW1A 2BQ   […]

Today I got my chance to ask the Prime Minister a question in the House of Commons. I asked her about what plans her Government had to deal with problem gambling and the Fixed Odds Betting Machines that are now in all of our bookies.   “I know the Prime Minister is well aware of […]