Speeches in Parliament

Unsung Heroes

n the final debate before summer recess I wanted to thank all the amazing Unsung Heroes across Stoke-on-Trent North, Kidsgrove and Talke, for their efforts in this global fight with COVID-19.

Of course I wanted to give a big thank you to all who work for:

Price & Kensington

Having been inspired by the Price & Kensington case, on the 22nd September 2020, I will introduce a Ten Minute Rule Bill to change Section 216 of the Town & Country Planning Act.

Stoke-Leek Line

We need the return of the Stoke-Leek line in North Staffordshire.

Silicon Stoke

Stoke-on-Trent, Kidsgrove and Talke has a huge opportunity to become the heart of the video games industry.

Chatterley Whitfield Colliery

It was a pleasure to once again raise Chatterley Whitfield Colliery in the House of Commons once again.

Standing up for Ceramics

In the Summer Adjournment debate I proudly shouted about how ceramics past, present and future.

I raised again how it is not right that the government and the Prime Ministers countryside retreat, Chequers, isn’t packed with Stoke-on-Trent tableware.

Summer Adjournment Debate- Ceramics

In the Summer Adjournment debate I proudly shouted about how ceramics past, present and future.

I raised again how it is not right that the government and the Prime Ministers countryside retreat, Chequers, isn’t packed with Stoke-on-Trent tableware.

BBC Over 75 TV Licence

Today I asked the Minister for Media and Data, John Whittingdale, that if the BBC don’t honour their commitment, made in 2015 to provide free TV licence’s for the over 75’s, then we must act in haste to decriminalise non-payment of the licence fee and, at the next Charter review, scrap the licenc

Ceramics and Future Trade Deals

In the debate this week on the Trade Bill, I intervened on the Minsiter for Trade Policy to say that the fact Japan want an enhanced trade deal, is something to be excited about, not a doomsayer like those on the benches opposite.

The fourth largest export market for ceramics is Japan.