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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.

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.

BBC Sunday Politics North West

It was great to be on BBC Sunday Politics North West again, talking Peterloo, carers, high streets and rail investment. You can watch the episode here.

New Garden & Restaurant at Notcutts

I had a lovely afternoon with local dignitaries, Councillors, members of the community and the team at Notcutts Woodford, as they celebrated the opening of their new garden and restaurant.

Pownall Green Primary School Summer Fair

As schools are finishing for Summer, I had the pleasure of celebrating with a lifetime supply of cake as a bake off judge at Pownall Green Primary School's recent Summer Fair!