It has been good to be out and about across my constituency in the run up to Christmas, to meet with so many residents and see some of the fantastic work which is being undertaken in our local communities.

It has been a busy but enjoyable time attending many of the Christmas Fayres which have been taking place across the constituency, and I can honestly say my supply of cakes and jams will last well into the New Year! It has been an absolute pleasure to be able to support so many events including those at Aldridge Christmas Market, the Annual Christmas Coffee Morning at Rushall Daw End Methodist Church, St James Church in Brownhills, St John’s Church in Walsall Wood and at Pelsall Methodist Church.

As we prepare for the festive season it provides me with an opportunity to say thank you to all of you from across my constituency for the hard work and dedication you show throughout the year and especially in the run up to Christmas. All of your hard work demonstrates that Aldridge-Brownhills is one of the best places to both live and work.