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.

Volunteers' Week

Volunteers’ week takes place during the first week of June every year, and celebrates the people who give up their time to contribute to valuable causes in their communities up and down the country.

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.

Northern Services and Timetable Changes

I understand the dissatisfaction people have with local rail services and the anger being shown towards Northern, especially in light of the recent timetable changes.

Party Chairman Visits Site of New Schools

I was delighted to welcome Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis to Cheadle recently, where we took the chance to get a sneak peek at the ongoing works to build a new primary and secondary school, which will be run by the Laurus Trust.

A Century on From Voting Rights – We Must Use Them

For anyone who has seen the film Mary Poppins, it will come as no surprise that “votes for women” and the importance of the suffragettes in their fight to extend voting rights has been a well-recognised theme throughout the past century!

Cash to Fix Local Schools

I welcome the news that one primary school and three high schools in Stockport, all in my constituency, have been successful in their bids for extra funding to help bring buildings up to scratch and ensure that students continue to learn in a safe and modern environment.

Simchem Redevelopment Well Under Way

Today I visited the ongoing works to transform the old Sim Chem House into Fabrick, a 184 apartment development aimed at first time buyers and helping people onto the housing ladder.

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.