Janet Anderson

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Janet Anderson was the Labour MP for Rossendale and Darwen from 1992 until 2010, when she lost the seat to Jake Berry (Conservative).

Homeopathy

Anderson was one of 206 MPs to sign the March 2007 Early Day Motion 1240 calling for the positive recognition of NHS homeopathic hospitals[1].

MMR Vaccine

Janet Anderson 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]

Religion

Janet Anderson signed the March 2007 Early Day Motion 1770 supporting freedom of religion and welcoming the launch of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain[3].

Libel Law Reform

In January 2010, Janet Anderson signed Early Day Motion 423 calling for a reform of the English libel law[4]. 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.

References

  1. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2006-07/1240
  2. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2008-09/754
  3. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2006-07/1770
  4. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/423

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