Adam Price

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Adam Price was the Plaid Cymru MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr until standing down in 2010.

In September 2009, Price announced that he would be stepping down as an MP at the next general election, and expressed a desire to stand in the 2011 Welsh Assembly elections[1].

MMR Vaccine

Adam Price signed the February 2009 Early Day Motion 754: MMR Vaccine and the Media supporting the use of the MMR vaccine. The motion expressed disappointment with the reporting of the vaccine by Jeni Barnett on her LBC radio show in January 2009, and expressed the hope that future reporting of the issue of MMR would be less sensationalist and more evidence-based.[2]

Libel Law Reform

In December 2009, Adam Price seconded Early Day Motion 423 calling for a reform of the English libel law. The motion noted that human rights activists, scientists, writers and journalists are currently prevented from publishing, and the public prevented from reading, matters of strong public interest due to the chilling effect of the law.

The motion was tabled following the recent formation of Libel Reform Coalition, which has the backing of Index on Censorship, English PEN and Sense about Science. Sense about Science have been campaigning in defense of a member of its board of trustees, author and journalist Simon Singh, who has been sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association. They issued a statement entitled "The law has no place in scientific disputes".

References

  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8263248.stm
  2. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2008-09/754

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