Talke and Butt Lane

Great to be out with Rich and Liz Locker, Tesco Community Champions, and Councillor Kyle Robinson, delivering essential food to elderly and vulnerable residents across Talke, Talke Pitts and Butt Lane.

Thank you to Rich and Liz for organising this morning.

Testing at the Bet365 Stadium

Today I have written to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, over the testing centre at the bet365 Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent.

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week - the theme is 'kindness matters'.

In Stoke-on-Trent North, Kidsgrove and Talke I have been overwhelmed by the kindness shown throughout the coronavirus pandemic, as the community have pulled together support those in need.

Kidsgrove Coronavirus Support Group

Yesterday I was delighted to meet some of the team who set up Kidsgrove Coronavirus Support at The Crown in Talke, where over 4000 meals have been prepared and distributed to elderly and vulnerable residents across Kidsgrove and Talke.


I am a proud member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Kashmir.

On Sunday I shall take part in a virtual conference on Kashmir with His Excellency Masood Khan, President Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Public Transport

On Tuesday I asked the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, for more details on how to apply and meet the criteria for £2 billion to create better walking and cycling routes and improved bus services, with lower fares and more frequent services.

Agriculture Bill May 2020

I've had many people contact me about the Agriculture Bill which is being debated today.

Covid-19 Testing in Stoke-on-Trent

Yesterday I wrote to Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, making it clear my concerns that key workers are still being sent to Manchester of Birmingham, instead of the bet365 Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent.

PPE for Care Home Staff

On Tuesday, I asked the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care a question about PPE in care homes and domiciliary care.

Tips to re-open

I have written and lobbied the council, following case work from residents, regarding the tips being closed. I’m delighted that Stoke-on-Trent City Council have listened and made provisions for these to be re-opened.