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A View From Westminster – Local Newspaper Column

Britain’s withdrawal from the EU is understandably dominating debate in the House of Commons following the ruling from the Supreme Court, and it is also the topic of conversation with ...

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Seeking protection for local wildlife at Stubbers Green

Last summer there were a series of incidents in the constituency where a number of swans and cygnets were killed by motorists driving through Stubbers Green. This and a number ...

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European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Reading

On Monday evening I spoke in the debate on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, and in support of triggering Article 50.  You can watch it here. Now is ...

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Article 50 – It would be wrong to ignore the result of the referendum.

Following the ruling from the Supreme Court I welcome the statement that the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU made today in the House of Commons. On the 23rd ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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