Understanding Autism Session

The National Autistic Society has been working with MPs to not only improve legislation on issues which affect the lives of people with autism but also on the policies which matter.

The Statfold Barn Festival

The Statfold Barn Festival went ahead, despite the poor weather and wild conditions the Statfold Barn Festival went ahead without a hitch.

A brilliant day, with great acts, loads to drink, eat and do!

Staffs Flag Flying in Westminster

In a time of political uncertainty, it was pleasing to see the Staffordshire flag flying high in Westminster this week.

The flags of 50 historic counties were raised on Parliament square to celebrate the nation's heritage on County Flag Day.

Pension Credit - are you entitled?

The charity Independent Age has been investigating the Pension Credit system.  They have kindly produced figures from each constituency of Pension Credit uptake and where improvements can be made.

Keltruck Limited Visit

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting local business Keltruck Ltd at their premises on the Tame Valley Industrial Estate in Wilnecote.

Meeting litter ambassadors

This week one of our local litter ambassadors, Tina Clements visited Parliament for a Keep Britain Tidy event.  There are many local litter picking volunteers who are doing a fab job with supporting Tamworth and Lichfield Councils with keeping their areas clean and encouraging people to reduce, r

The Public Procurement Review Service

From time to time, businesses approach me raising concerns about public sector contracts.  The most frequent complaint is of course, late payments.

William MacGregor School Visits Parliament

It was a delight to welcome William MacGregor Primary School to the Houses of Parliament last week.

The children learned about voting and put me through my paces with a Q&A session.  Lots of different questions asked!