Local News

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!

Celebrating 'Equaliteas' with Bramhall & Woodford Girlguiding

As one of the 490 women to be elected to the House of Commons since 1918, I’ve taken great pleasure in seeing the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave some women the right to stand for Parliament and vote for the first time, celebrated by people up and down the country th

Community Festivals

Community spirit was well and truly on display this weekend, with Gatley, Bramhall, and Heald Green all holding their community festivals!

Equaliteas in Bramhall

This morning I had a great time at Bramhall Festival and also enjoyed a cuppa and chat with Bramhall and Woodford Girlguiding, hosting their wonderful Equaliteas event!

Barnes Village Development

For many years since it closed in 1999, the site of the old Barnes Hospital in Cheadle became an eye sore in desperate need of a use, and I recently took a tour around the ongoing works at the 17 acre site, which are transforming it from a dilapidated old building into a vibrant new community.