News & Updates

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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