Category Archives: News

13 Nov
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NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc.) Bill – 2nd reading

My Private Members Bill passed through the House on November 6th. The bill, if successful, will secure the royalties from JM Barrie’s Peter Pan for the new Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Charity.   You can read the debate here ...

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09 Nov
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Lest We Forget…

As our local community came together on Sunday to commemorate the service and sacrifice of those who fought and died for our country it was a poignant reminder of the importance of paying homage to all of our service men ...

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04 Nov
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Castletots and Spooky Shots

This week I had the privilege to attend the opening of Castletots Nursery, a brand new provision for two year olds in Walsall Wood. Castlefort JMI School have put so much hard work and effort into getting the new premises ...

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03 Nov
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View from Westminster: Local Newspaper Column

It is 38 years since the Member of Parliament for West Lothian, Tam Dalyell, repeatedly asked the question how long English residents and MPs would tolerate a devolution settlement which left out England. This lead to what is known today ...

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23 Oct
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Politics Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

I am supporting women with breast cancer by dressing up in pink to take part in Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, on Friday 23rd October. Along with other parliamentarians I am wearing it pink in Westminster to encourage people across ...

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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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