Staffordshire Fire Service Recruiting

Staffordshire Fire Service are currently recruiting.  There is much more to the role of a fire fighter than racing to fires and road collisions, preventing fires and emergencies from occurring is both better and safer.  Today the job includes community safety, education, partnership working and h

New role as Housing Minister

I am delighted to have been appointed as the Minister for Housing by the Prime Minister.  Naturally I am sad to leave behind the great work being done at the Foreign Office in building bridges across the world and delivering this Government’s vision of Global Britain.

Flooding support

Storm Dennis, 2020's third named storm will be bearing down on the United Kingdom, only a week after Storm Ciara hit our shores.  Heavy winds and near record rainfall over parts of Tamworth and Lichfield which were affected last weekend has made for an increased chance of incidents arising.

West Midlands Trains - Update on Services

I know a number of you have been contacting me about the cancellations of West Midlands Trains.  While the majority of these services in my constituency run through Shenstone.  I know many residents make use of Lichfield City, Lichfield Trent Valley and Blake Street, all of which are served by We

The Claymore Lounge

While I was working in my office on Lichfield Street, my team popped into the newly finished Claymore Lounge in the Tamworth Assembly Rooms for their lunch break.  The place looks fantastic.

New £20 note on the way

Soon a new £20 is to be launched, it is said to be the Bank's most secure note yet.  The note featuring new features aimed at making it difficult to counterfeit will contain two see through windows, with a small one in the bottom corner inspired by Tintern Abbey.  The note has various foil patche

New funding for GP Surgeries

Today the Government has announced an additional £1.5bn funding boost for GP services, which will deliver more doctors, nurses and more appointments, ensuring that patients and their families have fast access to the medical support they need.

LIBOR fines to fund travel for veterans

This year we will be commemorating 75 years since VE Day and VJ Day.  There will be events around the country as a way for us all to remember the sacrifices of those who served in the wars, to ensure that they are never forgotten.

FE support package

Focus of the Government is moving away from Brexit and on to key themes the electorate has flagged as important.  Education is a key theme, in particular supporting further education.