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.

Work to begin soon to redevelop Tatton Cinema

After nearly two decades of neglect it's good news for Gatley residents that work will soon begin to redevelop the former Tatton Cinema site. The announcement of Government funding through Homes England will see a massive grant of over £1.5 million to finally get things moving!

Greater Manchester wins more Government support

One of my top priorities for Cheadle, Stockport and the Greater Manchester region is to speak out for every possible bit of investment which can be put to use locally and at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse.

Visit to the Together Trust

It was lovely to visit the Together Trust in Cheadle today to meet staff and hear from some wonderful students about the work experience opportunities which they are taking up.

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.

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.

Welcoming Greenbank Preparatory School to Parliament

I was delighted to welcome pupils from Greenbank Preparatory School to Parliament. It was a great opportunity for them to see some historic sights and for me to take some tough questions!