Julia Goldsworthy

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Julia Goldsworthy is the Liberal Democrat PPC for Camborne and Redruth. She was the Liberal Democrat MP for Falmouth and Camborne from May 2005 until May 2010, and following boundary changes for the 2010 election she contested the new Camborne and Redruth seat, losing to George Eustice (Conservative).

Homeopathy

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

Abortion

In May 2008 in the abortion amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (now Act), Julia Goldsworthy voted to keep the current time limit of 24 weeks in line with the scientific and medical consensus[2].

MMR Vaccine

Julia Goldsworthy 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.[3]

Libel Law Reform

In January 2010, Julia Goldsworthy 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.

Climate Change

In January 2010, Julia Goldsworthy signed Early Day Motion 524: Recognising Climate Change which states that "this House agrees that climate change is happening and is man-made" and calls this statement a "fact, which has the support of the overwhelming majority of the scientific community"[5].

References

  1. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2006-07/1240
  2. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmsctech/1045/104502.htm
  3. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2008-09/754
  4. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/423
  5. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/524

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