Mike backs life-saving campaign for Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Eastleigh MP, Mike Thornton, showed his support and learned more about prevention for Carbon Monoxide poisoning at a parliamentary event earlier this month.


The Lib Dem MP backed the lifesaving campaign to see carbon monoxide alarms in every home in England and Wales. 

The event was produced by the Katie Haines Memorial Trust, which was set up by the family of 31-year-old Katie, who drowned in her bath in 2010, when overcome by the deadly gas from a faulty boiler.

Mike said:

“Carbon Monoxide gas can kill in minutes, and with no smell, taste, or visibility it’s difficult to detect.  The only warning for CO gas is a Carbon Monoxide alarm.  I urge my fellow MPs to follow Scotland and Northern Ireland's example by introducing new legislation. Meanwhile I would like to encourage everyone to buy one of these lifesaving alarms”

Gail van Dijk, ‘Make CO Alarms Law’ Campaign Manager at Plumb and Parts Center said:

“Scotland and Northern Ireland have already changed the law and we are calling on the Government to follow suit and change the law in England and Wales.”

Gordon Samuel, the father of Katie Haines and chair of the charity said:

“Katie was a journalist and if this had happened to any of us she would have moved heaven and earth to raise awareness. We won’t rest until everyone in the UK understands the dangers of CO, and takes steps to ensure they don’t fall victim to it.

 This is why we are calling on the Government – and all political parties – to wake-up, take notice and change the law as soon as possible.”

 The ‘Make CO Alarms Law’ campaign is being led by Plumb Centre, Honeywell and the Katie Haines Memorial Trust.

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