Supporting rural communities

I work to support rural communities and businesses.  As the MP for the constituency of Tamworth I also represent the surrounding villages so helping rural areas thrive is high on my agenda. 

I live in Shenstone, one of the larger local villages and access to post offices and public transport, maintaining quality education for all ages, speeding on the main roads and HGVs passing through residential areas are concerns of mine.  I have also been working closely with the Police and NFU to tackle rural crime on houses, farms, cars and churches.

Whether it is helping fundraise for community events, addressing rural broadband and mobile issues or fighting for better transport and access to services I will work with both local and national bodies to protect and enhance our rural communities.



New bus services in the villages

The Lichfield City bus which serves young people for school journeys will be allowing the general public to use the bus from September.

Funding for Shenstone Village Hall

Work on HS2 continues across the constituency, thankfully HS2 are also carrying out investment in our community through Community and Environment Fund.

Local Farmers - Take a look at the Farming & Equipment Fund

The Farming and Equipment Fund has been launched by Government to support farmers with boosting productivity, reducing waste and cutting the costs whilst making your business more environmentally sustainable for the future.


Made in the UK, sold to the world

I'm delighted to announce a new opportunity for recognising local manufacturers who trade with the world. The new 𝙈𝘼𝘿𝙀 𝙄𝙉 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙐𝙆, 𝙎𝙊𝙇𝘿 𝙏𝙊 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙒𝙊𝙍𝙇𝘿 𝘼𝙒𝘼𝙍𝘿𝙎 has launched.

Neighbourhood Watch Week

It's Neighbourhood Watch Week and this year Neighbourhood Watch is 40 years old. 

Rural Issues with BT Digital Voice

BT digital voice is a system that will mean in the future telephone calls will be made over broadband, rather than the old analogue public switched telephone network. 

View From the House - July

As I write this month’s column, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is on TV in the background - I know Tamworth is united behind all our athletes in Team GB. It has been a great start to the week with the first medals coming through, including for Staffordshire’s own Adam Peaty with more to come!