Tamworth Brewer Pulls Pints for MPs

This week I welcomed George from the Tamworth Brewing Co down to UK Parliament and get his 'Hoppy Poppy' served in the Strangers' Pub on the Estate.

He was also awarded with a certificate from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Beer for hosting his beer in Parliament.

Foster care - staying put

Foster carers and those providing 'Staying Put' arrangements play a vital role in supporting some of our most vulnerable children and young people.

Water ownership - public or private?

In recent weeks a number of constituents have been writing to me about EDM1761.  I do not by convention, sign any Early Day Motions, as doing so is likely to breach the Ministerial Code's rules on collective responsibility. 

Flu season approaches

It's that time of year - no not Christmas, it's nearly flu season!

People eligible for free vaccinations, especially those over the age of 65 in are being encouraged to take up the offer of a free flu vaccination as soon as possible.

Changes to Universal Credit over Christmas

The Secretary of State for Department of Work and Pensions has confirmed that in the run up to Christmas the DWP should be ensuring that anybody who makes a claim for Universal Credit knows who to contact and what support is available.

MPs - play a charity album for Xmas!

They were formed in 2004 and are the world's only Parliamentary rock band!

MP4 is a band made up of Kevin Brennan MP (Labour - guitar + vox), Rt Hon Sir Greg Knight MP (Conservative - drums) Pete Wishart MP (SNP - keyboards + vox) and former MP Ian Cawsey (Labour - bass guitar)

December recycling bin changes

While most people write to me about national issues, a number of residents have been contacting my office about their recycling bins lately.

Tamworth and Lichfield have a joint waste collection service and are doing what they can to ensure as much waste is recycled as possible.

Grants and Funding List - December

Many residents write to me looking for funding for their projects, charities or community buildings and events.

Here's some of the grant funding available in December which may be helpful to you.

View from the House - 30th Nov

It’s no surprise that Brexit dominated most of the activity again in Parliament this week. However, there were also a lot of other debates and laws which continue to take place. Just because we are dealing with Brexit the day-to-day business of Government must continue.