Deprivation of Liberty Systems

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) systems have been in the news a number of times this week, this is because the matter has been raised in both Houses.

Litter picking in Stonydelph

Earlier in the week I had the opportunity to meet up with Councillors and residents on a community litter pick in Stonydelph.

End of life care discussions

Caring for people with terminal illnesses, has been raised a number of times in Parliament throughout September.  I agree that we must ensure that people receive the most appropriate care personalised to their individual needs as they approach the end of their life.

Tamworth's Community Games

This weekend I was delighted to visit the Tamworth Community Games event.  The games brought together local sports clubs of all ages at the Castle Grounds to provide taster sessions of what they offer and allow members of the public to try out different sports.

Fracking Debates

Fracking has been debated a lot in the House lately and residents have been writing to be with very understandable concerns.  In my role as Whip I do not by convention speak in debates however, I do follow the topic with interest.  On fracking in our area, there are no immediate plans to frack ou

View from the House - 14th Sept

Before I begin updating you about the week in Westminster, I would just like to say thank you to the team behind the Radio Tamworth awards that put on such a wonderful event last Saturday.

Snowbility Launches at Tamworth Snowdome

Tamworth Snowdome recently launched a new project, called Snowbility.  I was fortunate enough to meet Richard Fetherston  the brainchild of the project in Westminster today. 

Backing British Farming in Parliament

Tamworth’s MP, Christopher Pincher, has today shown his support for British farming at the annual Back British Farming Day in Westminster, recognising the crucial role farmers play in producing food and caring for the countryside around the town and country.   

Wearing it pink for cancer fundraiser

Tamworth’s MP, Christopher Pincher, added a splash of pink to his usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which will take place on Friday 19 October to raise money for vital breast cancer research.  

Gender Recognition Act and single sex spaces

The news has been raising interest amongst constituents about the forthcoming reforms to the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA).  I thought I would take the time to do a little bit of myth busting.