Hubb Foundation Receives Grant of £1,500

I was delighted to hear this week that The Hubb Foundation has received a grant of £1,500 following my nomination to the Western Power Distribution's ‘In This Together – Community Matters Fund’.

Johnson Tiles

A big thank you to Stephen Dixon from Johnson Tiles, for showing me around the factory to see the Covid measures put in place and to learn about tile making in Stoke-on-Trent.

More Testing in Stoke-on-Trent

I am joining Cllr Abi Brown , Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council in writing to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, in calling for more testing capacity in Stoke-on-Trent.

Fire Safety Bill: the Facts

This Bill, three years on from the tragedy of Grenfell Tower, seeks to improve the practices of fire risk assessment and prevention, in order to ensure that such a terrible event can never happen again. There is also a Building Regulations Bill alongside it.

New School Term Visit

A big thank you Ms Mitchell, Head Teacher at The Kidsgrove Secondary School , for showing me around Friday to see the improvements to facilities in the school and witness first hand the Covid secure measures put in place to protect staff, students and the wider community.

UK- Japan Deal

The UK has secured its first post-Brexit trade deal with Japan.

The government estimates the agreement will boost trade with Japan by £15.2bn and UK businesses will enjoy tariff-free trade on 99% of exports to the country.

Levelling Up Stoke-on-Trent

It is great to be part of the 'Levelling Up Taskforce' in Parliament.

This group of more than 40 Conservatives MPs and I will be pressing the Government to ensure that the country's most 'left behind' places are at the top of the agenda.

Helping Business Recover

Amazing 65,000 meals were served under the Eat Out to Help Out scheme in Stoke-on-Trent North!

I certainly took advantage of it!

Great to see residents returning to support our amazing cafes, bars and restaurants in the city in a COVID secure way

Campaign to Protect our Heritage

Fantastic to see Historic England are now backing my campaign to change the law, to allow the courts to award tougher penalties on those property owners who sit back and destroy our proud heritage.