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Cheadle to Get Towns Fund Cash

I'm delighted that Cheadle has been named as one of 100 to benefit from the Government’s new £3.6 billion Towns Fund.

Blue Badge Changes Long Overdue

I welcome the biggest change to the Blue Badge scheme since it was first introduced in 1970, after an announcement from the Department for Transport that from Friday 30th August, people with hidden disabilities can apply to their local Council for a blue badge.

Changes to Benefits System for the Terminally Ill

TV and radio presenter Jeremy Vine and I came together with Marie Curie and the Motor Neurone Disease Association to mark the release of a new parliamentary inquiry report, and campaign for a change to the benefits system for terminally ill people.

Frontline Funding Boost for Stepping Hill

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a £1.8 billion cash injection for the NHS to ensure frontline services have the funding they need – delivering on his pledge on the steps of Downing Street.

Victory for Lifts Campaign

An evening train journey should not end for a disabled traveller by being carried down steps to leave the station, but this has been the situation facing people at our local stations.

Visit Your Pharmacy First!

I've been getting to grips with the vital role of community pharmacies on a recent visit to Pharmacy One in Heald Green.

Gatley Festival

Gatley Festival and Gatley Hill Fields were the perfect venue for picnics in the sunshine amid food stalls & fairgrounds and I tried my hand at bowling for Cheadle Rotary. Thanks to all at Gatley Village Partnership for their hard work!

Heald Green Festival

Soaring temperatures brought out the crowds in Heald Green ably stewarded by Alex and Dylan and colleagues from 284 Squadron ATC on Armed Forces Day, and I chatted about jamborees to 3rd Heald Green Scouts who always welcome new recruits and volunteers.

Bramhall Festival

Forget Glastonbury... the festival action for me this weekend was here!

Assistance Dogs

I am supporting a campaign to tackle discrimination against guide dog owners organised by the charity Guide Dogs.