Jim Cunningham MP

Member of Parliament for Coventry South

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Every single year in the UK, 30,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. Sadly, just less than 1-in-10 survive. It’s time to take action. 

As part of European Restart a Heart Day, Jim visited The Oliver King Foundation at their launch event in Westminster to show support.

The Oliver King Foundation setup following the tragic death of 12-year-old Oliver King from a sudden cardiac arrest, which kills 12 young people every single week. Oliver was winning a swimming race at school.

In 2012 footballer Fabrice Muamba was shocked 16 times by a lifesaving defibrillator in front of the nation. 

Early access to a defibrillator is vital. For every minute that passes, chances of survival drop by 10%. 

Signing up to become a Defibrillator Champion for Coventry, Jim Cunningham MP said:

“I am proud to become a lifesaving Defibrillator Champion for Coventry South. It is vital that we take action to prevent any loss of life where one can be saved. I will be working with local schools in my constituency to fundraise and get lifesaving defibrillators in our area, protecting our students, teachers and visitors whilst at school.

It was interesting to hear from the Foundation about how many lives have been saved, including a caretaker at a school who had only received the defibrillator two weeks earlier.

I will be delighted to work as a Defibrillator Champion, saving lives is a legacy that we can all be proud of.”

Jake Morrison, Chief Executive of The Oliver King Foundation said:

“We are delighted that Jim Cunningham MP has signed up as a Defibrillator Champion. It is important that we spread awareness of the vital need for this equipment in our communities. Our Members of Parliament have a great platform and connection in their constituencies to spread this message. 

We look forward to working with Jim and saving lives for years to come.” 

Mark King, father of 12-year-old Oliver King who died from a sudden cardiac arrest said: 

“5 years ago when my son Oliver passed away from this hidden heart condition, we didn’t know that his legacy would reach this far. We are determined to save as many young lives as possible, so that no other family has to suffer a similar loss to that of ours.”

For more information, please contact The Oliver King Foundation on 01517283470 or email info@theoliverkingfoundation.co.uk

Jim Cunningham MP Joins Campaign To Save Lives

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A Coventry MP has criticised the running of Coventry City Football Club by owners SISU and demanded that they sellthe club at a debate in Parliament.

A debate has been held in Parliament on the future of the Sky Blues amidst ongoing uncertainty over a long-term home for the club and its academy.

The deal through with Coventry City plays its games at the Ricoh Arena is due to expire at the end of the 2017/18 season. This follows a period in 2013 where the club temporarily moved out of the City and played their home games in Northampton following a rent dispute between SISU and Arena Coventry Limited the then operators of the Ricoh Arena.

Questions also remain over the future of the Sky Blues’ academy currently based at the Alan Higgs Centre with that deal due to expire in June 2017 and rugby side Wasps set to develop their own training centre at that  location.

It has also recently emerged that the Club’s Ryton training centre, one of the few assets it still owns, has been included in proposals which could see it redeveloped for housing by Rugby Borough Council.

During the debate Mr Cunningham, MP for Coventry South, accused SISU of ‘running the club into the ground’ and that, under their ownership, the club was moving backwards by ‘every conceivable measure’. Mr Cunningham went on to demand that SISU sells the club so that their ‘toxic legacy’ could ‘begin to be undone’.

Following the debate Mr Cunningham said: “Generations of football fans in Coventry have watched their team from the terraces”.

“It shouldn’t be right that a club with such a rich history could be completely wiped out through poor decisions and mismanagement”.

“The foremost consideration of any football club must be its fans. Without the fans there is no club. I believe that SISU have lost sight of this fact and the time is therefore right for them to end their involvement with the club”. 

The debate was secured by Jim Cunningham, MP for Coventry South, and was also attended by the Minister for Sport.

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I have joined other colleagues in the House of Commons to sign a letter to the Women and Equalities Minister expressing my concern at the news that G4S has been awarded the Government contract to run the Equality Advisory Service from 1st October.

You can read the letter in full here.

 

Letter to Women and Equalities Minister

I have joined other colleagues in the House of Commons to sign a letter to the Women and Equalities Minister expressing my concern at the news that G4S has been...


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