ANGELA Rayner MP has been elected to an all-party group championing Britain's army of unpaid carers.
Angela, MP for Ashton-under-Lyne is the new vice-Chair of the group which aims to promote awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the needs of unpaid carers in Parliament.
The group is made up of MPs and Peers who care passionately about ensuring the 6.5 million people in the UK who provide unpaid care for ill, older or disabled loved ones get the support they need.
It works on a cross-party basis to seek improvements to legislation for carers, while providing a forum for Parliamentarians and expert stakeholders to discuss what more can be done across the NHS, social care, employment policy and the social security system to improve the lives of carers.
Commenting Angela Rayner MP said: "I am delighted to have been elected as a Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Carers and look forward to raising awareness in Parliament of the issues facing those caring unpaid for loved ones.
"We know that carers save the UK £119 billion each year and make a vital contribution to our society, holding families together and enabling loved ones to get the most out of life.
"We must do all we can to ensure they carers get the support they need.”