A Strong Voice for Croydon Central - Gavin Barwell MP
Help me
Contact me

Assisted Dying
23/07/2015 15:06:00


Hundreds of you have contacted me about Rob Marris's Assisted Dying Bill, which the House of Commons is due to debate on Friday 11th September.

This is a very sensitive issue. Coping with terminal illness is distressing and difficult both for the individual concerned and their family as I know having lost my Dad to Alzheimer’s.

This is an extremely emotive issue and I can sympathise with the differing views people hold. I am not opposed to someone who has full mental capacity and is facing a slow and painful death taking a decision to end their own life at a time and in a manner of their choosing. Having seen what my Dad went through I have sympathy for those who are suffering and want to end their lives. However, I am very wary of any change in the law that could lead to people feeling pressurised by family members or others into ending their lives or people who lack the capacity to take such a decision being allowed to do so.

I intend to listen to the opinions of my constituents over the summer and study the proposals before deciding how to vote.

I will be holding a public meeting to debate these issues in more detail. If you would like to attend, the meeting is being held at Croydon Town Hall on Wednesday 2nd September from 7pm. If you can't attend, please feel free to send me an email with your views.

Comment on this blog



 More Blog Posts
Thank you
  Read Story
My concession speech after the 2017 General Election
  Read Story
Today is polling day - and why I hope you'll support me at the polls
  Read Story
Five reasons to vote Conservative
  Read Story
Howler at the hustings
  Read Story
Campaigning suspended
  Read Story
Funding care for the elderly while making sure people who have worked hard can pass something on to their kids or grandchildren
  Read Story
Opposing Labour's plans for intensification zones in Shirley and Forestdale and to build on the Green Belt/Metropolitan Open Land
  Read Story
Labour’s misleading leaflet on school funding
  Read Story
Fox hunting
  Read Story

Full list of blog posts here

Gavin Barwell, 133 Wickham Road, CR0 8TE, Tel  020 8663 8741      © Gavin Barwell  2019       Promoted by Ian Parker on behalf of Gavin Barwell, both at 36 Brighton Road, Purley, CR8 2LG