IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: This website was created before 3rd May, therefore any reference to Christopher Pincher being the MP for Tamworth is now outdated. Parliament has dissolved and there are no MPs until after the General Election on 8th June. 

29 APR 2017

Help to Buy helping families onto the housing ladder in Tamworth

Since the Government first launched Help to Buy in 2013, 89 households in Tamworth have taken up the Equity Loan scheme to gain their first rung on...

28 APR 2017

Government inspector to decide Arkall Farm fate

The Government have 'called in' the application for land north of Ashby Road, otherwise known as Arkall Farm, following a request from local MP...

26 APR 2017

Employment remains at record high rate of 74.6%

The ONS last week published statistics which showed the employment rate is at its joint record high of 74.6%, with 31.84 million people now in...

Scottish Parliament: Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (25 May 2017)
Murdo Fraser: I start by reminding members of the entry in my register of members’ interests, which states that I am a member of the Law Society of Scotland, although I note that I do not hold a current practising certificate. I have faced many challenges in my career as a member of this Parliament. There are the complex constituency cases with which we are all so familiar, in which it seems that, no...

Scottish Parliament: Cyber-resilience (24 May 2017)
Liam McArthur: Dr Christopher Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council said 12 months ago: “We’re in the stone age of cyber security”. That was his assessment. He went on to add that “Real learning will only come after the 1st major incident”. Whether the recent global cyberattack will act as a catalyst for the real learning that Dr Frei talked about remains to be...

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (18 May 2017)
Kezia Dugdale: Yesterday, the First Minister and I met Brendan Cox, the husband of Jo Cox. At that meeting, the First Minister—rightly—agreed that there is no place for abuse of any kind in our political debate. A few weeks ago, a prominent internet blogger said of Oliver Mundell, a member of this Parliament, that he “is the sort of public speaker that makes you wish that his dad had...

Scottish Parliament: Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (18 May 2017)
Lewis Macdonald: As the minister and other speakers have acknowledged, workers in the north-east of Scotland have had more experience in the past two years of large-scale redundancies than they have had for quite some time. The most obvious redundancies come from the downturn in the oil and gas sector, but the downturn has had wider impacts—the closure of restaurants and pubs, for example—and it...

Scottish Parliament: Teacher Training Programme (17 May 2017)
The Deputy Presiding Officer: We move to open speeches. Speakers will be cut out unless everyone is very disciplined. I ask speakers to go for three and a half minutes, please.


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