Category Archives: News

13 Jun
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Birthday Celebrations in Aldridge-Brownhills

Last weekend there were so many wonderful community events across the constituency. After a musical start to the day at All Saints Parish Church I popped in to see the OWLS at Streetly Library where there was a real party ...

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10 Jun
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A View From Westminster – Local Newspaper Column

This weekend across the country there are lots of events planned to mark the 90th birthday of HM The Queen, including a service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral. Closer to home though I am looking forward to the Community ...

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25 May
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From Navy Blue to Air Force Blue

It was good to be back at the Defence Academy in Shrivenham this week as part of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (AFPS), having first joined the programme  last year as a new Member of Parliament. The AFPS was established in ...

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20 May
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A View From Westminster – Local Newspaper Column

With the local elections behind us, the focus is firmly on the EU Referendum.  In/Out, Remain/Brexit, the debate and commentary will continue to polling day.  Of that at least we can be certain!  This will be an historic vote, a ...

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11 May
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My First Year in Parliament

It is hard to believe that a year ago it was the General Election and I was elected as a Member of Parliament.  It is a privilege and an honour to represent Aldridge-Brownhills at Westminster and there are still days ...

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09 May
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Sunday Politics 08/05/2016

Last weekend I spoke on BBC Sunday Politics. You can watch the full episode via the link below with the West Midlands featured from 36:50.

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03 May
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A View From Westminster – Local Newspaper Column

Some readers will watch the exchanges across the dispatch box at Prime Ministers Questions and form an impression of a loud, and at times boisterous, House of Commons. This can indeed be true, but as I have expressed through this ...

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29 Apr
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From “Telling” in the Commons to Tea in Streetly Library

It was a busy first week back at the House of Commons after recess and I had the opportunity to be a “Teller” – and count the “Aye” votes after a debate in the Chamber.  A very interesting new experience! ...

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15 Apr
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Questions to the Prime Minister

At last! On Wednesday I was called to ask not just a question, but the first question of the day to the Prime Minister at PMQs. (Prime Ministers Question Time). If you have ever watched PMQs on the TV or ...

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11 Apr
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PotClays, Computer Games and Council Funding

The House of Commons has been in recess, but there is still plenty going on both in the Constituency and beyond. In addition to catching up on casework and holding one of my regular Friday surgeries I made the most ...

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