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More funding for Kidsgrove

Today the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has announced additional funding to level up Kidsgrove.

The announcement is part of a wider economic package to accelerate infrastructure projects, fuelling jobs and the country’s economic recovery following coronavirus.

Al Fresco Dining and Stoke Ceramics

Today I asked the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma,  about how measures to enable dining outside are essential to help our food and hospitality sector in Stoke-on-Trent, Kidsgrove and Talke.

Better Funding for our Roads

I have written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, over the funding formula used by the Department for Transport when giving out funding for highway maintenance.

Personally Speaking

At the start of June I did another Personally Speaking article about how Silicon Stoke, which I spoke about during the general election campaign last year, and Free Trade Deals can ensure an economic recovery post COVID-19 for Stoke-on-Trent, Kidsgrove and Talke.

NHS Testing

People have contacted me regarding a vote during the opposition day debate, brought by the Labour Party, on NHS weekly testing. As is the nature of Opposition Day Motions, it was designed as a party political stunt to grab headlines.

Stay Local, Buy Local

This morning I went to visit Burslem and popped into local businesses and shops along the High Street.

It is great to see us slowly open up, with more to follow on the 4th July.

More Doctors and Nurses

This is great news released today.

On track to meet that Conservatives election target of 50,00 additional nurses.

Huge thanks to every single one of these doctors and nurses keeping us fighting fit.

Our Heritage- Price and Kensington

Today in Business Questions to the Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, I asked if there could be parliamentary time secured for a debate about protecting our heritages assets and tougher punishments against those who have allowed them to rot.

Silicon Stoke Update

It was great to chat with the Minister for Digital Infrastructure, Matt Warman Mp, alongside Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Cllr Abi Brown, about why Stoke-on-Trent, Kidsgrove and Talke should be the centre of a digital levelling up agenda.

Supporting our most vulnerable children

This week, Stoke-on-Trent City Council is distributing computers to disadvantaged pupils in the Potteries who do not have access to IT equipment or the internet.