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BBC Sunday Politics

It was great to be at Media City this morning for BBC Sunday Politics North West, talking Brexit, nursing and council tax.

Visit to Peak Pharmacy

Pharmacies are playing an increasingly important role in improving public health, and I want people to know just how much their local pharmacy can do to help them stay well, treat minor conditions, and live longer, healthier lives.

Visit to Human Appeal

I enjoyed an insightful visit to Human Appeal in Cheadle to hear about the wonderful work they do not only across the globe, but here at home too.

A Sustainable Local Press is Vital

I welcome the launch of a new review into press sustainability, with a particular focus on ensuring the future of local and regional press.

Standing up for Greater Manchester at PMQs

I was pleased that the Government committed £24 million to support Manchester following the terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena last year. This includes money for the emergency services, social care, and mental health support.

Visit to No1 Copperpot Credit Union

It was great to meet Caroline & Debbie at No1 Copperpot Credit Union in Cheadle earlier today to hear about the financial support and services they provide to the Police Family.

Visit to Stuarts Property Services

This morning it was a pleasure to visit Stuarts Property Services in Cheadle, to meet their team and to discuss issues surrounding tenant fees and renting.

Visit to Stockport Jobcentre

It was great to visit Stockport Jobcentre to meet such a positive team. Staff told me that they are reaching vulnerable people who they wouldn’t have reached in the past, meaning that long-term issues relating to poverty can begin to be addressed.

Boost for Police Funding

I welcome news of a substantial £450 million increase in police funding across England and Wales.

England's Best Ever Reading Results

I welcome recent figures which show that reforms to the national curriculum have seen the best reading standards in England for over 15 years.