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St Albans Soroptimists Support Build Back Better Movement and Deliver Open Letter to MP

Chris Allen, Founder of Build Back Better St Albans approached Helen Byrne from Soroptimist International St Albans and District asking us to sign an open letter to Daisy Cooper, MP for St Albans.

The photo was taken on 8 Oct with Chris Allen and Daisy at the front. At the back left is Kate Swindells and at the back right is Helen Byrne (Jane Slatter took the photo).

Build Back Better wants to see a programme which protects public services, tackles inequality in our communities, provides secure well-paid jobs and creates a shockproof economy which can fight the climate crisis.

You can click here to read the letter Build Back Better Letter to MP

Helen Byrne said “As a non political organisation working to transform the lives of women and girls we are fully supportive of Build Back Better’s aims. We are only too aware that the pandemic has made existing inequalities even starker , revealed the frailty caused by the lack of adequate funding for health and social care and as always has hit the vulnerable most. We are hopeful that the opportunities for the positive change needed to achieve climate targets can be taken but as you outline this will only be achieved through major investment and a financial structure which supports everyone. On behalf of the Club I can confirm that we would be very happy to be a signatory to the open letter to Daisy Cooper.”

The letter was signed by more than 20 local organisations urging Daisy Cooper MP to write to the Chancellor and the Prime Minister, and imploring them to consider a fair and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

Chris Allen, founder of the St Albans Build Back Better campaign, said: “We’re hoping that Daisy’s new position as Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats will give her an even better platform to push forward these values. With groups in other constituencies doing the same across the UK, hopefully we might see some tangible policy changes which benefit the most disadvantaged in our society.”

Daisy responded: “I’m grateful to the organisations that have signed this letter – it shows the strength of feeling in our community that our nation builds back better after Covid-19. It highlights a growing consensus that urgent and ambitious action is needed to tackle the climate emergency.”

To find out more about the UK Build Back Better Movement see the website

The letter handover was covered by the Herts Advertiser