MOT Exemption

Given the unprecedented challenges posted by coronavirus the Secretary of State for Transprot, Grant Shapps, is granting an MOT temporary exemption.

If your MOT is due from 30th March 2020 you will automatically receive a SIX-month extension.

Chatterley Whitfield Colliery

Whilst COVID-19 of course takes precedent above all else, it is important to still act on behalf of the people of Stoke-on-Trent North, Kidsgrove and Talke, raising the issues in our area and seeking government support to tackle them.

Cremation and Burial Amendment

I am delighted the Government Minister, Simon Clarke MP, has listened to my concerns, and other colleagues, from across the House of Commons over the rights of the deceased to be buried or cremated.

The Global Teacher Prize 2020

I was over the moon to be informed today that Nicola Whiston from Ormiston Horizon Academy in Stoke-on-Trent North, is in the final 50 for the Global Teacher Prize 2020.

Kidsgrove Sports Centre

Yesterday I was delighted to have the Leader of the House, Jacob Rees-Mogg, congratulate the work of Kidsgrove Sports Centre Community Group and Newcastle Borough Council, in coming up with a long term plan to reopen and reuse Kidsgrove Sports Centre.

A500 Etruria Widening

It was a pleasure to join Highways England at the their site for the widening the A500 between Wolstanton and Porthill junctions near the Etruria Valley development.

The Excel Academy, Syned Green

Grateful to Simon French, CEO of Alpha Academy Trust, for meeting me yesterday alongside Mr Bishop (Principal of Excel Academy) and Ms Lee (Principal of Sneyd Academy).

British Kebab Awards

Earlier this week I was delighted to attend the final of the British Kebab Awards with some of the co-owners of Tiger Bite from Tunstall.

It was great to nominate them and see a local business shortlisted but sadly we didn’t pull of the win this time.

Stoke-on-Trent College

It was a pleasure to meet Denise Brown, Principal of Stoke on Trent College in Westminster last week.

I want to ensure we have a wide variety of high quality post-16 qualifications in Stoke-on-Trent North, Kidsgrove and Talke.

Stoke Armed Forces and Veterans

Yesterday I attended the Stoke Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club at the Green Star in Smallthorne. They take place on the first Sunday of every month.