Promote The Right Development

Everybody needs a place to live and this Government is committed to trying to fix the housing market. For many, property prices have become unattainable and it is important to keep building new, quality homes to meet this need. 

As part of the Government's plan to build the homes people need, it provided a multi-billion-pound boost to social housing in June, alongside a £28 million package of funding to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping so that people on the streets have an opportunity to rebuild their lives.

However, with that new housing comes the need to provide the infrastructure and I work closely with our local councillors to ensure that this is provided. 

I have already had some success as I along with others who have been lobbying for more clarity on how developer money is spent to benefit the community. 

From the 1st of September 2019, all Councils have to detail this information.  This does not quite tackle the issue over fair deals for housing developments built on constituency and local authority borders but is a step in the right direction.  I will keep plugging away at this issue so if developments are build just outside of our patch, our community does receive some positive benefits from anything approved by neighbouring authorities.

News

Govt wants YOUR budget ideas

The Government will soon be delivering its first Spring Budget.  The Budget is currently scheduled for 11th March 2020.

Sprinkler Project Complete!

Following the Grenfell Disaster I requested that the local council review all of our highrise buildings to ensure they were up to a good safety standard.  Whilst the six high rise builds were unaffected by cladding, the Council noted that safety could be improved.

Funding For Rail Tech Innovation

Organisations and individuals developing new technology focussed on making railway journeys faster, cleaner and greener can put their ideas forward and potentially be in for a share of £9.4 million to bring them to life!

Additional support for homeless people

The Government announced today that it is allocating a further £3 million of new funding to help the job centre increase the levels of support they are able to provide to homeless people.

£4m funding to tackle rogue landlords

The Government has announced that more than £4 million in funding will be sent to local authorities to help them take enforcement action against criminal landlords and letting agents.

The 12 Staffordshire MPs

Following the three Conservative gains in Newcastle & Stoke, all 12 Staffordshire MPs are now Conservative.

The Queens Speech

Today's queen's speech reaffirmed that the NHS is our number one priority which is why we will become the first ever Government to enshrine the increased NHS budget of an extra £33.9 billion per year into law.

The Queen's Speech also set out our plans to:

Thank you for your support!

I would like to thank the people of Tamworth and surrounding villages for supporting me in the recent election.

Thank you especially to the Returning Officer, elections team and local police who helped ensure we could all cast our votes and that election day ran smoothly.

Delivering better education: A new Primary School for Tamworth

This week, local Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher received confirmation from the Department for Education that Fierte Multi Academy Trust has been given approval to sponsor a new primary free school in Anker Valley, which is proposed to open from September 2021.