Tags: "parliament"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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07 Dec
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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 records, deaths and serious injuries have devastating effects on victims ...

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07 Dec
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A View From Westminster – Local Newspaper Column

In some ways it has seemed quieter in Parliament, not least in terms of legislation, but that has meant more time for important debates on a number of issues such as constituency boundaries, industrial strategy and exiting the EU.  Of ...

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27 Oct
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My Question to the Prime Minister

At Prime Ministers Questions on Wednesday 26th October I asked Theresa May about the new West Midlands Combined Authority and the new Mayoral role,  and about what it means for constituents and businesses here in Aldridge-Brownhills. Watch the video below ...

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