Tags: "parliament"

07 Jul
0

View from the House – The State Opening ushers in a New Parliamentary Term

In recent weeks our national news has been dominated by a series of tragic events both in London and Manchester. Locally we have also had heart-breaking news which has profoundly affected the local community and our thoughts and prayers go ...

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24 Apr
0

Wendy raises litter and fly tipping in the House of Commons

Knowing that constituents often raise the issues of litter and fly tipping with me. Last week, in the final question session to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of this Parliament, I asked the Secretary of State to ...

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20 Apr
0

Wendy Morton speaks out on electoral fraud

Today in the House of Commons Wendy Morton raised with the leader of the House the decision of Walsall Council not to participate in the trial of voter identification at forthcoming elections. ‘I am dismayed that Walsall Council should decline ...

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01 Mar
0

A View From Westminster – Local Newspaper Column – Brownfield First

The extraordinary political times we live in continue and this week we welcomed the newly elected Conservative MP for Copeland to Westminster.  By-elections, either at local or national level can bring interesting and even historic results, and last week, as ...

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10 Feb
0

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 many of you in the constituency. I have always been ...

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06 Feb
0

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 of other wildlife deaths have understandably upset a number of ...

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01 Feb
0

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 not the time for recriminations or to rake over the ...

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24 Jan
0

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 of June, when people in my constituency of Aldridge-Brownhills had ...

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19 Jan
0

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 count down towards this and the Government honours the decision ...

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23 Dec
0

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 Christ, enjoy the festivities of the season and spend time ...

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