Small Claims Increases

I completely understand concerns regarding plans to increase the small claims limit for employers and public liability personal injury claims, and I agree that it is important that the limit is not disproportionately increased.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Social care campaign

I believe we must all receive dignified care in old age. With an ageing population, this is one of the biggest challenges our country faces. I support the Government's commitment to making sure this country works for everyone and that the most vulnerable in society gain the support they need.

Affordable private rented homes

Like Generation Rent I believe this Bill, which will abolish letting agent fees for renters, cap tenancy deposits, and save tenants between £25 and £70 per year, is "welcome news for private renters".

Break Through for FOBTs

Problem gambling can devastate individuals' lives, families and communities, so I welcome the decisive action being taken to ensure a responsible gambling industry protects players appropriately.