Category Archives: News

20 Oct
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Pelsall Poppies

Last weekend I was invited to The Big Poppy Knit, organised by the Pelsall branch of the Royal British Legion.  Their challenge – to the community is to cover the Village Clock with hand knitted poppies, and so last Saturday I joined ...

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15 Oct
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Aldridge Youth Fellowship Question Time, The Poppy Run and a new ambulance for Pelsall Disabled Group

Last weekend was a varied one to say the least. It began after my Constituency Surgery, with a return visit to the Aldridge Youth Fellowship where I was quizzed by young people on a range of subjects from whether or ...

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14 Oct
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Education Matters

School visits are always an enjoyable part of my Parliamentary work, and now that the school holidays are over, and the new term has begun I am keen to continue with these. Last week I spent a delightful morning at ...

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12 Oct
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View From Westminster: Local Newspaper Column

Though the House of Commons has been in recess for the party conference season, this does not mean that Parliamentary and Constituency work stops. It certainly doesn’t. As a member elected to the International Development Select Committee I am part ...

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21 Sep
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Pelsall Community Centre’s Golden Anniversary

This year marks a mile stone in Pelsall Community Centre’s history as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary. With a yearlong calendar of activities the Centre has raised a huge amount of money to see some renovations and modernisation to the ...

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17 Sep
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View from Westminster: Local Newspaper Column

The first week back in Parliament after the summer recess provided the most intense series of debates I have experienced so far. Three debates on the Syrian refugee and migrant crisis and a Private Members Bill on assisted dying. Transcending ...

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14 Sep
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Canals, a Starlight Walk and a Touch of Paint

Last weekend I was delighted to be invited to visit “When the Canal came to Rushall” – a wonderful display of photographs and memorabilia organised by the Rushall Development Group.  It’s always good to learn more about our local heritage, ...

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02 Sep
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Summer Newsletter

Since I was elected in May I have been working hard to represent people across all parts of the constituency: Aldridge, Brownhills, High Heath, Pelsall, Rushall, Shelfield, Streetly and Walsall Wood. To read about what I have been up to ...

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02 Sep
0

View from Westminster: Local Newspaper Column

When the House of Commons is in summer recess it means that Parliamentary business such as debates in the Chamber, questions to Ministers, work on Select Committees and voting on legislation must wait until September. Constituency work continues though. Life ...

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20 Aug
0

The Hothouse, Heart Care and Community Showcases

This week I was invited to the Hothouse on the Redhouse Estate to meet with the National Citizen Service Team who will be helping to bring some improvements to the garden at the much used Community building on Myatt Avenue ...

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