Working for you across our Community

Jon works hard across Leicester South with the community on issues that affect local people. Campaigns that make change are more powerful when local people are involved. Here are some local campaigns you can support.

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Jon at Pearl Chemist encouraging constituents to follow his lead and get a flu jab

Friday October 18 2019


Jon and Councillors Pantling and Pickering at the Eyres Monsell Volunteer Awards with local young people

Friday October 11 2019

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Jon out and about on the doorstep in Clarendon Park picking up local concerns with Councillor Danny Myers

Friday October 11 2019

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Jon with Professors Melanie Davies and Kamlesh Khunti at Leicester Diabetes Centre

Friday October 4 2019

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Jon is backing the Drink Free Drinks campaign aimed at encouraging mid-life drinkers to moderate their alcohol consumption

Friday October 4 2019


Jon visiting Avenue Primary School as part of World School Milk Day, and congratulating the staff as the school receives award winning recognition for promoting school milk

Friday September 27 2019


Jon supporting Macmillan Coffee Morning at Avenue Primary School

Friday September 27 2019


Jon signs up to ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ Workplace Manifesto calling for a working world where mental health is supported and protected

Wednesday September 25 2019

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Jon visiting the Alcohol Health Alliance stand at the Labour Party Conference and discussing ways to tackle alcohol harm

Wednesday September 25 2019


Jon visiting the Guide Dogs stand at this year’s Labour Party Conference

Monday September 23 2019


Jon speaking at Leicester Climate Strike rally and outlining Labour plan for a Green New Deal for the NHS

Friday September 20 2019


Jon calls into the first Leicester Bangladeshi Food and Sports Festival

Sunday September 15 2019

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Jon and Police & Crime Commissioner Lord Bach met with local police, Councillors and residents to discuss crime in the Evington Road area

Friday September 13 2019


Jon at the Centre Project that tackles social isolation and helps vulnerable people across the City

Friday September 13 2019

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Jon is supporting #wearitpink on Friday 18th October which helps fund vital research and support

Tuesday 10 September 2019


Jon is backing National Fitness Day which aims to make the 25th September the most active day of the year

Monday September 9 2019


Jon takes part in the Recovery Walk celebrating the successes of people in recovery and making recovery more visible and achievable

Friday 6 September 2019

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Jon and Councillor Lynn Moore at Knighton Park Community Fun Day

Sunday September 1 2019

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Jon takes part in this year’s Leicester Pride

Friday August 31 2019

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Jon asks the new Prime Minister to follow his lead and agree to pay the huge travel costs families face when a child or a young person is diagnosed with cancer

Friday August 2 2019


Jon demands the Post Office in Eyres Monsell to be re-opened as soon as possible

Friday August 2 2019


Jon calls on the new Prime Minister to increase NHS funding following a fire at Leicester Royal Infirmary

Tuesday July 30 2019

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Jon supporting the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign and #Match4Meenaat at a cross-party Parliamentary event

Wednesday July 17 2019


Jon met with University of Leicester academics and clinicians to discuss neuroscience, psychology and mental health

Friday July 12 2019

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Jon speaks out in support of Alzheimer’s Society dementia care campaign

Tuesday July 9 2019

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Jon calls for the new Prime Minister to reduce childhood obesity at an event in Parliament organised by the Obesity Health Alliance

Monday July 8 2019

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Jon questions the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions about the Department’s Public Sector Equality Duty for Universal Credit claimants

Friday July 5 2019


Jon visits Millgate School as part of the ‘‘Send My Friend to School’’ campaign to ensure quality education for all children

Friday June 28 2019


Jon visited a local learning disability service at Gilmorton Flats celebrating National Learning Disability Week with his constituents

Friday June 21 2019


Jon met with Dr Rishabh Prasad at Springfield Road Surgery to discuss their innovative work using digital technology to support patient care

Friday June 21 2019


Jon is encouraging everyone to get together for Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now’s Afternoon Tea this July to help the charity fund vital research and support for those affected by breast cancer.

For more information please visit:

Monday June 17 2019

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Jon at the Art House Festival, Jon said: “Lots of local fabulous art on display and our immense thanks to residents who have opened up their homes, all the volunteers and especially everyone selling cakes again for charity at ‘Tart House’”

Saturday June 8 2019


Jon spoke at the Inter-faith Eid Dinner at Central Mosque organised by The Islamic Centre Leicester to celebrate wider integration with all faith and non-faith communities

Friday June 7 2019

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Jon out and about in Eyres Monsell with Councillor Elaine Pantling after a busy advice session

Friday June 7 2019

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Jon had a busy Advice Session at St Peter's. Thanks to the Tenants and Residents Association for hosting the session

Friday May 31 2019

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Jon visited Masjid Umar on Evington Drive which donated £1000 towards a replacement stair lift at the Leicestershire MS Therapy Centre

Friday May 24 2019

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Jon has pledged to be a bowel cancer champion and lead change in Parliament for people affected by the disease

Friday May 24 2019

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Yesterday Jon spoke at the Alcohol Health Alliance UK event to celebrate the recent strides forward in alcohol policy

Wednesday May 15 2019

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Jon backs calls for diabetes emotional and mental health support at the launch of Diabetes UK’s “It’s Missing” campaign

Tuesday May 14 2019

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Clockwise Credit Union have been championing our local community for over 25 years, and I am proud to say today “I’m Supporting @Clockwise_CU”

Friday May 10 2019

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After completing the London Marathon Jon said: “I’ve been overwhelmed with huge support from people across Leicester South again for what is my third London Marathon for the children of alcoholics charity Nacoa.”

Monday April 29 2019

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Jon will be running the London Marathon for the third time on Sunday 28 April for The National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Wednesday April 17 2019

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Jon backs Hope Virgo’s Dump The Scales Campaign calling on the Government to implement the NICE Guidelines around the diagnosis of Eating Disorders

Tuesday April 2 2019


Jon tackles loneliness by encouraging elderly residents to sign-up to the Age UK’s telephone friendship service, Call in Time, for more information visit:

Friday March 22 2019


Jon visited Pear Chemist to hear first hand about the challenges facing community pharmacies

Friday March 8 2019


Jon visited the Leicester Community Shop which has recently moved into larger premises on Bishop Street

Friday March 1 2019


Jon at the Leicester Blood Donor Centre urging local people to step forward and register as blood donors

Friday March 1 2019

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Jon at The Eve Appeal‘s launch of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month which runs throughout March

Wednesday February 27 2019

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Jon calls on the Government to save the European Health Insurance Card which allows UK citizens to receive any necessary treatment in the EU

Wednesday February 20 2019


Jon meets Jack Mockford who will run 1000 miles for Nacoa, a charity assisting children affected by a parent’s drinking, which Jon supports

Friday February 15 2019


Jon and Councillor Clarke at Tudor Grange Samworth Academy as part of Fizz Free February

Friday February 8 2019

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Jon backs the Help Us, Help You campaign encouraging people to use their local pharmacy as their first port of call for minor illnesses

Wednesday February 6 2019

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Jon joined a cross-party group of politicians to show support for people affected by cancer, as the Parliament was illuminated for the World Cancer Day

Monday February 4 2019


I’m backing Fizz Free February by giving up fizzy drinks for February to raise awareness of sugar related obesity

Friday February 1 2019


Jon drops into the Lunch Club at Eyres Monsell Community Centre

Friday February 1 2019


Meeting friends at the Central Mosque before a very busy advice session

Friday January 25 2019


St John the Baptist Church raises money for the Leicestershire MS Therapy Centre which Jon supports

Thursday January 24 2019

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Jon signs the Holocaust Memorial Book of Commitment honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust and paying tribute to the Holocaust survivors

Wednesday January 23 2019


Jon visits Woodbrook Medical Centre in Loughborough to discuss cancer maps diagnostic tool with its inventor Dr Ben Noble

Friday January 18 2019


Jon becomes a Patron of Home-Start Horizons, a local charity which provides practical and emotional support to families with young children

Wednesday January 9 2019

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Jon thanks Uplands Junior L.E.A.D Academy for raising nearly £300 for the Highfields Food Bank

Friday December 21 2018

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Jon, along with Ed Argar MP, visits Leicester Cathedral to congratulate the Dean of Leicester on the progress of Leicester Cathedral Revealed

Friday December 14 2018

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Jon helps out at Toys on the Table and wraps some gifts in preparation for Christmas

Friday December 14 2018

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Jon opens the Saffron Christmas Celebration event which is organised by residents with help from local Councillors Elly Cutkelvin and Bill Shelton

Friday December 7 2018

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Jon visits Leicester Royal Infirmary in support of the ‘Making Christmas Special’ campaign

Friday November 2018

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Jon Ashworth lead a Patch Walk to investigate anti-social behaviour in the Evington Road area

Friday November 30 2018

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Jon Ashworth, along with Councillor Gugnani, accepts the generous donation to the Highfields Food Bank from Guru Amar Das Gurdwara

Friday November 23 2018

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Jon joined MPs of all Parties calling to end the wait for access to Orkambi for people with cystic fibrosis in the UK

Wednesday November 21 2018

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Jon was one of three judges who also awarded prizes at the second Great Highfields Bake Off

Saturday November 17 2018

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Jon Ashworth supports National HIV testing Week that starts on 17 November

Friday November 16 2018

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Jon Ashworth presses the Minister again to make a decision on Sharia-Compliant Tuition Fee Loans

Friday November 9 2018

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Jon has written to GP practices in his Constituency urging them to do more to promote adult awareness of meningitis

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Monday November 12 2018


Jon and local Councillors Bill Shelton and Elly Cutkelvin out and about in Saffron Lane Estate today

Friday November 9 2018


Jon Ashworth runs The Daily Mile with Year 4 Pupils at St John the Baptist Primary School

Friday November 9 2018


Jon and local Councillors have been out and about in Eyres Monsell today listening to concerns and doing what they can to help

Friday November 2 2018


Jon has pledged his support to Pancreatic Cancer UK’s campaign demanding faster treatment for people with pancreatic cancer which is the quickest killing cancer

Thursday November 1 2018


Jon Ashworth enjoying Langar with Councillor Gugnani at Guru Amardas Gurdwara after launching a food drive in celebration of the birthday of the Sikh’s first Guru

Friday October 19 2018

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Jon Ashworth, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, speaks at the first conference of the National Association for Hospital Education

Friday October 12 2018


Jon, along with Islamic Relief, launch the national day of action to fundraise for the Indonesia tsunami and earthquake

Friday October 12 2018


Jon met with Year 10 from Crown Hills Community College and took part in a Question and Answer session

Friday October 12 2018


Jon officially re-opens the office of St Peters Tenants and Residents Association with Councillor Aqbany and Shauket Seedat, Chair of St Peters TARA

Friday October 12 2018

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Jon had his flu jab at Yakub Chemist as part of the community pharmacy Flu Vaccination Service. Remember to get yours

Wednesday October 3 2018

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Jon is backing Cancer Research UK’s appeal for more NHS staff to deliver the life-saving cancer tests and treatments people need

Tuesday October 2 2018


Jon visited Willow Bank Day School, part of The Children's Hospital School, to take part in their Macmillan Coffee Morning

Friday September 28 2018

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Jon has revealed that Leicester South has the most stem cell donors on the register of any constituency in the whole of the UK

Wednesday September 12 2018


Jon met with representatives of Leicester Mammas, a breastfeeding peer support Project for families in Highfields and Evington, to discuss infant feeding

Friday 14 September 2018

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Jon Ashworth called into West Knighton Coffee Morning to meet local people and take up any issues they had

Thursday September 6 2018


Jon Ashworth encourages students to attend the Medicine Calling Conference on 8 September
Medicine Calling aims to tackle the recruitment crisis in psychiatry. If you want to please register at

Wednesday August 22 2018

Jon Ashworth criticises the limited time people have to reclaim Universal Credit under the full online service and reminds his constituents to watch out for the Jobcentre letters

Thursday August 14 2018


Jon Ashworth was out and about in Eyres Monsell today meeting residents and met up with the local Councillors

Friday 3 August

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Jon Ashworth has asked the City Council to bring forward road safety measures to avoid any further traffic accidents in Saffron Lane

Thursday 02 August 2018


After lobbying the University Hospitals of Leicester, Jon Ashworth is pleased that the Trust has confirmed it has no plans to outsource its services

Wednesday 1 August

Jon Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South, visits Wesley Hall Elders Lunch Club and meets old friends and makes new ones

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Jon met with frontline NHS staff as part of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Rehab Matters Campaign

Friday 27 July 2018

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Jonathan Ashworth demands clarification on the compensation scheme for Windrush Children

“I am appalled that the Government is only now starting to consult on compensation.”

Monday 23 July 2018

Jon Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South, backs Islamic Relief UK’s Honour Her campaign to end violence against women and girls worldwide

Wednesday 18 July 2018

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Jon Ashworth attends Breast Cancer Now research fair to meet the scientists behind the cutting-edge research into breast cancer

Wednesday 04 July 2018

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Jon Ashworth writes to Work and Pensions Secretary to demand changes are made to Universal Credit for people who are paid monthly

Wednesday July 4 2018

Jon Ashworth met inspirational young people from the Hakaya Band which is part of the Ghirass Cultural Centre in Bethlehem

Friday June 29 2018

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Jon Ashworth writes to the Minister for Disabled People to demand an assessment centre in Leicester for Personal Independence Payments

Friday June 29 2018


Jon Ashworth, Shadow Health Secretary, attends #SolveSleepIns Alliance Day of Action to ask the Government to solve the sleep-in crisis

Wednesday June 27 2018

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Jon Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South, starts the Leicester Victoria parkrun celebrating the 70th birthday of the NHS

Saturday June 9 2018


Jon Ashworth receives his Cake4Syria supporting Islamic Relief’s campaign to save lives in Syria

Wednesday June 6 2018


Jon, Labour MP for Leicester South, at the official launch of the ‘Message in a Bottle’ scheme as part of the Leicester Royal Infirmary’s discharge procedures

Friday May 25 2018


Jon officially opens No. 5 – a new day centre offering help and support to people with alcohol and drug misuse problems

Friday May 18 2018


Jon drops by The Bridge’s Coffee Milkfloat on Victoria Park. Profits from the Coffee Milkfloat go to fund The Bridge’s work with homeless people

Friday May 18 2018


Jon reading to a Year 1 class at Rolleston Primary before donating books from Booktrust to the school

Friday May 11 2018


Jon Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South, celebrates the work of nursing staff in the UK and around the world

Monday April 30 2018

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Jon completes London Marathon and raises over £8,000 for Children of Alcoholic’s Charity

Monday April 23 2018

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Jon Ashworth MP raises the plight of his constituent caught up in the Windrush Scandal

Monday April 23 2018

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Jon Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South, visits Mayflower Primary as part of the ‘Zero Hunger’ Project and has a Q&A with Year 6

Friday April 20 2018

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Jonathan Ashworth, Shadow Secretary of State for Health, took part in a Dementia Friends information session organised by Alzheimer’s Society

Friday April 20 2018