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Researcher wins award for work on Carer's Leave Bill

Updated: Jan 22, 2023

Wendy Chamberlain’s senior researcher won an award last night for her work on the MP’s Carer’s Leave Bill.

The inaugural Cross Party Staff Network Awards were held last night in Westminster to recognise the work of MPs’ staff. Wendy Chamberlain’s senior researcher came away with the ‘Project Lead of the Year’ award for her role on Ms Chamberlain’s Carer’s Leave Bill.

The Bill would give an estimated 2.3 million carers across the UK a statutory right to take five days of unpaid leave per year. It will be the first time that unpaid carers have a specific employment right. Carer’s UK have described this as a ‘landmark’ piece of legislation which would help carers to better balance work and care.

Wendy Chamberlain said:

“I am delighted that my researcher’s hard work has been recognised in this way. She is fantastic at what she does and has excelled working on this Bill. It is a considerable project to coordinate with other MPs and organisations such as Carers UK but she has risen to the challenge.

“These awards are a reminder that behind every MP is a team of staff and that without them we wouldn’t be able to do what we do for our constituents.

“It has been a privilege to bring the Carer’s Leave Bill to Parliament. I look forward to ensuring that it completes its remaining stages in the Commons next month.”


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