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Alberto calls for dispute on Cystic Fibrosis drug to be ended

South Leicestershire MP, Alberto Costa, has spoken at a debate in Parliament on the issue of access to the drug Orkambi, which is lifesaving medicine for people suffering with Cystic Fibrosis. This debate was brought to Parliament following an e-petition relating to access to the drug through the NHS.

Alberto sees unveiling of new ArrivaClick service

Alberto Costa, South Leicestershire, has attending the unveiling of a new on-demand travel service for the New Lubbesthorpe housing development, that will enable constituents to select their chosen pick-up point and destination on demand via the simple ArrivaClick app, then pay for their journeys upfront as part of the cash-less service.

Alberto visits Royal British Legion branch

South Leicestershire MP, Alberto Costa, has visited the Broughton Astley branch of the Royal British Legion to meet members, thank them for their service and engage in a question and answer session.

Alberto launches Post Office survey to rural villages

South Leicestershire MP, Alberto Costa, will be writing to over a thousand residents this Friday (24th May) asking for their views on the Post Office located in Ullesthorpe – residents will be asked how often they use the village Post Office and what additional services they would like to see offered.   

Alberto welcomes County Scouts to Parliament

Earlier this week, South Leicestershire MP Alberto Costa welcomed a group of over 50 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to Parliament for a tour around the Palace of Westminster and a special Q&A session with their local MP.

Alberto welcomes pause in Swinford School process

South Leicestershire MP, Alberto Costa has welcomed the decision of the new directors of the Diocese of Leicester Academies Trust (DLAT) in pausing the restructuring process at Swinford CofE Primary School.  

Alberto to seek Parole Board assurances in Pitchfork case

South Leicestershire MP, Alberto Costa has written to the Secretary of Justice, The Rt. Hon David Gauke MP, to seek assurances over new Parole Board rules in relation to the case of convicted child-killer Colin Pitchfork, who this week will again be eligible to apply for release on parole.

Alberto to raise Academies Trust ‘failure’ in Parliament

South Leicestershire MP, Alberto Costa, has announced his intention to raise the actions of the Diocese of Leicester Academies Trust (DLAT) with the Secretary of State for Education in the House of Commons in response to the changes made to the leadership of Swinford CofE Primary School and the lack of proper consultation with parents and carers of pupils at the school.