Category Archives: News

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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07 Dec
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Dangerous Driving

Traffic issues and road safety are among some of the many concerns frequently raised with me by my constituents and whilst the UK has one of the best road safety records, deaths and serious injuries have devastating effects on victims ...

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07 Dec
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A View From Westminster – Local Newspaper Column

In some ways it has seemed quieter in Parliament, not least in terms of legislation, but that has meant more time for important debates on a number of issues such as constituency boundaries, industrial strategy and exiting the EU.  Of ...

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23 Nov
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Parliamentary Boundaries

Below is the text of my electronic submission to the Boundary Commission as part of my reply to their consultation process on boundary changes. As the Member of Parliament for Aldridge-Brownhills, I would first like to thank the Boundary Commissioners ...

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21 Nov
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Save Our Libraries

I was recently invited along to a public meeting of the Save Streetly Library campaign group to hear their concerns about proposed library closures.   Libraries are about more than just books. They are vital community hubs, providing a trusted ...

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14 Nov
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Lest we forget

As Britain fell silent on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, I was honoured to be invited to join staff and students at Brownhills School for their Act of Remembrance, and together we remembered, with ...

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