First Q&A session as Minister of State at the FCO

Earlier today I took part in my first Oral Questions (also known as OPQs) session in the House of Commons in my role as Minister of State for Europe and Americas.

This is a session where MPs from all parties can ask specific questions about the topics I cover in my Ministerial role.

Leader of top heart charity backs Tamworth MPs defib campaign

Leader of top heart charity backs Tamworth MPs defib campaign

As Christopher Pincher MP’s Defib-A-Day campaign comes to a close, the Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation Simon Gillespie has backed the campaign to highlight defibrillators.

Grants and Funding - September

In my role I am made aware of a lot of funding opportunities and feel it is worthwhile sharing them with the local community.  Here's some of the latest ones which have crossed my desk, I hope that some are able to help you with your projects and schemes.


Tamworth Police are moving

Tamworth police are set to move away from their current base on Spinning School Lane and into the Belgrave Fire Station building.

This is the right choice for them. It means they are moving into a state of the art facility where they can better and more effectively police our town.

Tackling crime in Stonydelph

On Saturday 7th September at 10:30am the police and local councillors are coming together to discuss local crime.

Casework Report - August

Despite Parliament being in recess, casework continues in my office.  I wanted to take the time to provide you with some insight into the correspondence I have been receiving and the issues and themes that residents living in the constituency are raising with me.

On casework

New Post Office Opening

Calling all residents living near to Chartwell - a new post office is opening! 

Developer's cash to the community to be revealed

Local people will soon be able to see how every pound of property developers’ cash, levied on new buildings, is spent supporting the new homes their community needs, thanks to new rules coming into force on September 1st 2019.

The Elford Scarecrow Festival

 I had a brilliant day at the Elford Scarecrow Festival.  This year the Bank Holiday weather has been fantastic and there were even more interesting scarecrows!