Speaking to Young NCS Volunteers

Recently, I had the chance to speak to a group of over 60 young people from Stockport who were taking part in the National Citizens’ Service (NCS) programme. 

Boost For Mental Health Services

I am delighted at the news of plans announced by the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, to recruit 21,000 new mental health staff in the NHS by 2021.

Welcoming New Investment In Our Local Schools

For too many years schools across our area have received less funding per pupil than the national average, and I have campaigned to end the historically unfair formula which placed Stockport in the lowest funded Local Authorities.

Questioning the Secretary of State on Charities and Free Trade

On Wednesday, I questioned the Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel, on what measures her department is taking to ensure we promote free trade in our efforts to alleviate poverty, and how small charities in the UK are being supported as part of our aid programme. 

The Big Bramhall Tea Party

On Friday 7th July, local residents made their way to St Michaels Parish Church in Bramhall for some tea and scones at the Big Bramhall Tea Party.

Contaminated Blood Inquiry

I welcome the announcement by the Prime Minister that there will be a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal, which in the 1970s and 1980s saw thousands of people exposed to potentially fatal diseases after requiring blood transfusions.