Local News

Visit to North Cheshire Jewish Primary School

It was lovely to visit North Cheshire Jewish Primary School earlier today to speak to their Shabbat assembly, as well as take questions from a very informed Year 6 group!

A busy year behind us, and a busier one to come

My ‘Annual Report’ leaflet is currently hitting doormats, but throughout the year I’ve also been pleased to join fellow Stockport MPs in taking the opportunity to write this regular column.

Light Up Bramhall

It was a pleasure to join Cllr John McGahan and the massive crowds to see Santa turn on the Bramhall Christmas lights! A big thanks as always must go to the volunteers who put so much time in organising these events.

Budget will benefit people and businesses in Cheadle

By his own admission, my colleague “spreadsheet Phil” Hammond isn’t the flashiest of politicians, but during this year’s budget he did have a few rabbits up his sleeve which will mean that people and businesses across Stockport will be able to face the future with more certainty.

UK Parliament Week with 2nd Cheadle Scouts

UK Parliament Week is about promoting engagement in our democracy, and it was great to visit 2nd Cheadle Scouts at their HQ to take questions about my role as an MP, as well as a few other issues you may have seen hitting the headlines in recent weeks.

Commemorative Service for James Kirk VC

It was an honour to attend the commemorative service for Lieutenant James Kirk, a Cheadle Hulme local who was killed in action 100 years ago today, and was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for the bravery he showed in defending the freedoms we still enjoy today.

Worker Bee Markets

There are a number of great local markets in our area and Worker Bee Markets, run by local resident Clare Simpson, are bringing even more artisan goods to our doorstep.