Category Archives: News

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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07 Nov
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A View From Westminster – Local Newspaper Column – The Palace of Westminster, Clock Towers and Poppies

Another busy few weeks at Westminster have seen debates on issues and proposed laws that affect us here.  These include the Health Service Medical supplies Bill that seeks to tackle a business model that has allowed the price of some ...

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27 Oct
0

My Question to the Prime Minister

At Prime Ministers Questions on Wednesday 26th October I asked Theresa May about the new West Midlands Combined Authority and the new Mayoral role,  and about what it means for constituents and businesses here in Aldridge-Brownhills. Watch the video below ...

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19 Oct
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Brownhills HSBC Update

I was very disappointed to learn of the closure of the Brownhills Branch of HSBC, especially as it leaves us with no bank in Brownhills. After a number of residents contacted me about this issue I met with the Branch ...

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14 Oct
0

Unauthorised Traveller Encampments Debate in Parliament

Knowing of residents’ concerns over local traveller encampments, I attended and spoke in a debate on Gypsies and Travelers in the House of Commons last Wednesday.   You can find a video and the text of the debate below.   ...

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14 Oct
0

A View from Westminster – Local Newspaper Column – Unauthorised Encampments and Conference round up.

At last we are seeing Walsall Council take proactive steps in tackling the on-going problem of unauthorized encampments, and I welcome the latest move to secure an injunction on 12 specific sites across the Borough. With the interest of local ...

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