Statement on Stepping Hill: Care Quality Commission

I am disappointed to learn that the Chief Inspector of Hospitals has rated Stockport NHS Foundation Trust as requires improvement following its inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in January this year.

Stepping Hill Statement

Like many of my constituents, when I heard the news relating to the closure of the surgical ward at Stepping Hill and of the loss of 350 posts, my immediate thoughts turned to those patients and staff most likely to be affected.

Flooded with Offers of Help

'Love thy neighbour’ might sound trite, an outdated expression of goodwill that only resonates during Sunday service. But for those residents of Bramhall that I met during the clean-up effort after the appalling floods, it’s a maxim they genuinely take to heart.

Visit to St Ann's Hospice

I enjoyed visiting St Ann’s Hospice today, to meet their inspiring team and to wish them luck ahead of the Manchester Midnight Walk.

Cheadle MP pushes for radical solution to A34 traffic jams

 It’s a traffic blackspot which commuters in South Manchester are all too familiar with. But improvements to the notorious junction at Gatley Road on the A34 are now a step closer after the Cheadle MP, Mary Robinson, secured a commitment from Greater Manchester’s Interim Mayor to help make it a priority for the region. During a recent meeting with Tony Lloyd, together with representatives from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), Mary pressed for a radical solution to the frustration that drivers experience along this stretch of road. 

Bramhall Festival

Today I attended the Bramhall Festival, browsing and shopping at the wonderful array of stalls as well as judging the dance competition.

'Legal highs' are danger to society

Discarded small silver gas canisters which residents may spot in our parks, precincts and sometimes near schools, often signal a hidden drug problem on our streets. These canisters contain Nitrous Oxide...

EU Referendum Result

Since the referendum, many people in Cheadle have written to me sharing their concerns about the outcome of the vote and many have signed a petition for a second referendum calling for a vote in Parliament to overturn the decision.