Promote Tamworth Jobs and Tourism

Tourism is currently worth £127 billion to Britain’s economy and as Britain’s seventh largest export industry, inbound tourism’s economic contribution is currently valued at £26.2 billion. We are lucky to have so much on our doorstep that I want to continue to promote. 

The English tourism sector touches everyone – visitors, residents, businesses and employees. It’s one of the few sectors active in every part of the country. It’s the third largest employer, every day supporting 2.6 million jobs and is a major employer of school leavers and young people and an incubator for entrepreneurs.


Queen's Baton Relay coming to Tamworth

Today it has been confirmed that the relay for the Commonwealth Games will come through Tamworth on Wednesday July 20th. Save the date in the diary and get ready to cheer it on!!  We asked for it and got it!

The State Opening of Parliament

Today the Prince of Wales delivered the Queen’s Speech on behalf of Her Majesty. The Queen’s Speech details the Government’s priorities for the upcoming legislative year - delivering on Tamworth’s and the British people’s priorities.

38 Bills announced:

'Local Cab' scheme in Tamworth

Many of you have written to me about the difficulties there are in booking cabs in the local area - particularly if you want to go out of an evening.

Tamworth in Parliament

It was brilliant to have a bit of Tamworth down in Parliament today for Staffordshire Day.

MPs were delighted to meet Drayton Manor and Tamworth Brewing Co to find out what our town offers the county and the country.

Back our bid for railway HQ!

Tamworth Borough Council has prepared an expression of interest for the town to be the new HQ of Great British Railways.

The town is well connected, has a long history and heritage and with the town centre regeneration going on, GBR HQ would make a fantastic addition.

View From the House - February

As I sit down to write this month’s edition of View from the House, I can see the Defence Secretary Ben Wallace MP in the Commons Chamber updating MPs on the deteriorating situation in Ukraine.

DVLA launches new campaign to help move customers online

Since the pandemic, obtaining changes to driving licenses, applying for renewals due to age or medical need and applying for provisional licenses has been challenging.  This is due to the staff working from home in the early stages of the pandemic then not having as many in the offices due to soc

Opening ilke homes offices

Yesterday I had the pleasure of welcoming Ilke Homes to their new offices.

The company is a pioneer of modular housing with aims to develop properties for both the pubic and private sector.