Councillor pledges support and action on cerebral palsy

Councillor Whitehouse in Mr Speaker’s State Apartments.

An Isle of Wight Councillor has pledged support and action for those living with cerebral palsy.

Councillor Chris Whitehouse (Conservative, Newport West Ward) has signed a campaign card for Action Cerebral Palsy at a recent briefing in the Palace of Westminster.

Speaking at the event, Councillor Whitehouse said: “I am delighted to sign this card pledging to campaign for a national cerebral palsy register, to press for local services to be the best possible provision for children with cerebral palsy and their families, and to champion early intervention. This will ensure that children living with this condition get the support they need.”

The briefing was in the prestigious State Apartments of the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP, and saw Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, from all political parties, being brought up to date on the work of Action Cerebral Palsy.

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. Signs and symptoms vary among people. Often, symptoms include poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles, and tremors. There may be problems with sensation, vision, hearing, swallowing, and speaking.