Westminster News

Cheadle Hulme High School Visit to Parliament

It was great to meet a group from Cheadle Hulme High School for a Q&A in Parliament. I hold sessions like this with a number of schools throughout the year and I was pleased to see young people engaged with the issues of the day as ever!

Supporting Local Shops

I've pledged my support for the 58 convenience stores in the Cheadle constituency at the Association of Convenience Stores’ (ACS) Heart of the Community reception in Parliament, to celebrate the essential role that local shops play in our communities.

Joining a call for action on World Homeless Day

I've joined a call to action for World Homeless Day and added my voice to the ‘Everybody In’ campaign to end homelessness, an initiative by the national homeless charity, Crisis.

New Measures to Make our Streets Safer

Like many residents across Stockport, I’ve enjoyed the summer weather and the opportunity to attend events and spend time with family, and I know how important it is that we all feel safe as we do so.

Lum Head Primary School visit to Parliament

It was an absolute pleasure to welcome pupils from Lum Head Primary School to Parliament today. They took a tour of the historic Palace of Westminster, and also had their chance to quiz me about democracy and my day to day role as an MP.

Happy Birthday NHS

For most people like me, the NHS has been there for many of the good times as well as the difficult times in our lives, and next week will mark 70 years since its creation.

Backing the Upskirting Ban

Mobile phones are a must-have in today’s world, enabling us to stay connected and share images at the touch of a button. However, the ability to take a quick photo underneath someone’s clothes, without their consent, is a new and shocking aspect of their use.

A Better Energy Deal for Stockport

As we’ve enjoyed some rare Mediterranean weather in Manchester during the past few weeks, not many of us will have been thinking about reaching for the central heating switch.

Homelessness Reduction Act comes into force

New laws to help people at risk of becoming homeless came into force at the beginning of April. The Homelessness Reduction Act was spearheaded through Parliament last year, and I was proud to be one of the co-sponsors.

National Apprenticeships Week

Today is the first day of National Apprenticeships Week. With millions of apprenticeships started in recent years, more pathways to skilled careers are being opened up, and apprentices up and down the country are transforming our workforce.