Bounty Mutiny: responses from MPs

Bounty Mutiny


In 2013 we wrote to all MPs about the Bounty Mutiny campaign, asking them to sign EDM 319 on marketing in maternity wards; contact their local NHS trusts in their constituencies; and raise the issue with the Department of Health where possible. 



Andrew Stephenson MP | MumsnetAndrew Stephenson, MP for Pendle

Mr Stephenson's local newspaper Pendle Today reports on his support of Mumsnet's campaign and his view that “the practice of allowing sales people on to maternity wards is unacceptable, this is a time when mother and child should be able to rest and bond.”

Read the article with Mr Stephenson's full statement here.



Here are some of the responses we've received so far by email:


Andrew Smith MP | Mumsnet

Andrew Smith, MP for Oxford East

Mr Smith writes in support of the campaign and says he has written to the Chief Executive of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust in his constituency.


Andrew Smith response | Bounty



Menzies Campbell

Menzies Campbell, MP for North East Fife

Sir Menzies has informed us that he has signed the EDM calling for a ban on marketing in maternity wards. 


Menzies Campbell response | Bounty


Robert BucklandRobert Buckland, MP for South Swindon

Mr Buckland has followed the campaign closely, spoken directly with Bounty, and represented constituents who raised concerns about the practice. He writes that he remains worried about the practice and that he has written to Health minister Dan Poulter and the CEO of the Great Western Hospital.


Robert Buckland response | Bounty


Oliver Letwin MP


Oliver Letwin, MP for West Dorset 

Mr Letwin has written to confirm he will be speaking to local commissioners and the management at Dorset County Hospital.


Oliver Letwin response | Bounty


Chi Onwurah


Chi Onwurah, MP for Newcastle upon Tyne

Ms Onwurah echoes concerns about Bounty's practices and has confirmed she will write to her local trust. 


Chi Onwurah response | Bounty


Simon Kirby


Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven

Mr Kirby writes that Mumsnet has raised a very important issue. He will raise it with the Minister and let his constituents know of his support for the campaign.


Simon Kirby response | Bounty


Tessa Jowell MP | MumsnetTessa Jowell, MP for Dulwich and West Norwood

Ms Jowell's assistant informs us that Tessa will be speaking to her local hospital trust, King's College Hospital, about its Bounty contract.


Tessa Jowell response | Bounty



Richard Burden MP | MumsnetRichard Burden, MP for Birmingham Northfield

Mr Burden writes to thank us for bringing the issue to his attention, and to inform us that he has signed the EDM calling for a ban on marketing in maternity wards.


Richard Burden response | Bounty



Oliver Heald

Oliver Heald, MP for North East Hertfordshire

Mr Heald notes that his constituents have contacted him on the issue and that he has raised these concerns with the appropriate ministers.


Oliver Heald response | Bounty


Chris Heaton-Harris


Chris Heaton-Harris, MP for Daventry

Mr Heaton-Harris also confirms that he has made appropriate representations for a number of his constituents, who have contacted him raising these concerns.


Chris Heaton-Harris | Bounty





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