Author Archives: Wendy Morton MP

01 Mar
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A View From Westminster – Local Newspaper Column – Brownfield First

The extraordinary political times we live in continue and this week we welcomed the newly elected Conservative MP for Copeland to Westminster.  By-elections, either at local or national level can bring interesting and even historic results, and last week, as ...

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10 Feb
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A View From Westminster – Local Newspaper Column

Britain’s withdrawal from the EU is understandably dominating debate in the House of Commons following the ruling from the Supreme Court, and it is also the topic of conversation with many of you in the constituency. I have always been ...

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06 Feb
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Seeking protection for local wildlife at Stubbers Green

Last summer there were a series of incidents in the constituency where a number of swans and cygnets were killed by motorists driving through Stubbers Green. This and a number of other wildlife deaths have understandably upset a number of ...

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01 Feb
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European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Reading

On Monday evening I spoke in the debate on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, and in support of triggering Article 50.  You can watch it here. Now is not the time for recriminations or to rake over the ...

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24 Jan
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Article 50 – It would be wrong to ignore the result of the referendum.

Following the ruling from the Supreme Court I welcome the statement that the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU made today in the House of Commons. On the 23rd of June, when people in my constituency of Aldridge-Brownhills had ...

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19 Jan
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A View From Westminster – Local Newpaper Column – Challenges in the NHS and back to business in Aldridge-Brownhills

Parliament has returned and we start 2017 with the clear message from the Prime Minister that the UK will have triggered Article 50 by the end of March.  As we count down towards this and the Government honours the decision ...

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10 Jan
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A Busy Start to 2017

With the Christmas decorations packed away for another year, it was time to take my Christmas cards to be recycled and what better local cause than St Giles Hospice, made even easier with a collection point at their shop here ...

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23 Dec
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A Christmas Message

The decorations are up, the Christmas tree sparkles, and final preparations are underway for the arrival of friends and family.   Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ, enjoy the festivities of the season and spend time ...

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19 Dec
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Local Newspaper Column -The Syria Crisis – visit to Al Azraq camp

As a member of the International Development Select Committee in Parliament I recently visited the Middle East to see and hear for myself just how UK aid money is being spent on humanitarian assistance and support for those affected by ...

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10 Dec
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O, Christmas Tree!

With Christmas just around corner, that means Christmas Tree Festivals and this year I was once again impressed by the wonderful ideas and creativity displayed by so many of our local schools, uniform-groups, organisations, community groups and businesses, and not forgetting ...

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