News

Chris Delighted by Record Unemployment Figures in Tamworth

Chris has welcomed figures released this week by the Office for National Statistics showing that Tamworth still has a below average unemployment claimant count when compared to the rest of the United Kingdom.  

TDCS Event to remember the Castle Inn Fire

Earlier today I attended the Tamworth and District Civic Society event to mark the 180th anniversary of the six serving maids who died in the Castle Inn Fire on the night of 2nd November 1838.

Celebrating the Beer Duty Freeze

I like an ice cold beer from time to time and what better way to celebrate the 2018 Autumn Budget announcement that duties on beer, cider, and spirits have again be frozen, than having a beer in the Red Lion, Hopwas.

Queens Global Initiative Award

I recently awarded five trees to Dosthill Park Wildlife Group as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, a global initiative to create a ‘green’ canopy across the Commonwealth.  

View from the House - 2nd Nov

This week I was really pleased to have helped host the Celebration of Staffordshire in Parliament on Tuesday.

Staffordshire Celebrated in Parliament

On Tuesday this week Staffordshire and Stoke's MPs, local government, businesses, charities and local heroes came together for the 2018 Celebration of Staffordshire in Parliament.  

Chris's Christmas Card Launch

This week Chris launched his Christmas card competition between all of Tamworth’s primary schools. 

The poppy cascade project

For weeks now schools, community groups and residents have been taking part in the amazing community project to create a huge cascade of brilliant red poppies from the top of Tamworth Castle in a stunning Remembrance Day tribute.

View from the House - 26th Octoer

Firstly, I want to mention that on Wednesday I launched my Christmas card competition – I know, far too early to think about that!

Blood Cancer and stem cells

The Anthony Nolan Trust has been running events in Parliament to raise awareness about stem cells and blood cancer.