HS2 - answers needed, as is local investment and focus...

I have always supported greater transport investment in the North. For too long we have seen major regional differences between ourselves and the South, and indeed when it comes to Transport generally, we lag behind our European counterparts.

That’s why I support HS2 – we need major investment and we need to improve speeds, and HS2 can achieve this. But not...

Keeping up the fight for a better bus service

Mersey Transport bosses on board in Arriva battle! 

As residents will know, I’m leading a campaign to bring back the 21 Bus service, after private company Arriva scrapped it earlier this year.

Following an overwhelming response to the petition, I’ve raised it with Metro mayor Steve Rotheram, and Merseytravel chair Cllr Liam Robinson who have joined me in demanding answers form Arriva as to why they have cut the route.


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Make Bridge Free at Christmas!

Today I've launched a campaign for the bridge to be free at Christmas. I am of course still campaigning for the government to keep their promise - but I think whilst we continue that campaign, the toll operators should make the bridge free for a defined point over Christmas. I explain why below! Let me know if you support my campaign. Mike


Supporting Leasehold Reform

As many constituents are aware, I have been campaigning in parliament to secure a fair deal for those affected by the current leasehold scandal. I questioned Sajid Javid directly on this issue at a recent CLG select committee, and have also followed this up further with letters and questions. I have another meeting with residents affected shortly, and I continue to demand action from the government.

My colleague Justin Madders has...

November Surgeries

My November surgeries are as follows;

Friday 10 November – 4.30pm-6pm at Princeway Medical Centre, 2 Princeway, Frodsham, WA6 6RX

Saturday 18 November – 10am-11am at Room 4, Halton Lea Library, Runcorn Shopping City

Friday 24 November – 5.30pm-7pm at Northwich Library, Witton Street, Northwich, CW9 5DR


I am pleased to be part of a committee looking at the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and the role local authorities could play post-Brexit.

The Communities and Local Government Committee’s Brexit and Local Government inquiry will look at which powers currently held by the EU could be transferred to town halls after the UK’s exit.

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Whilst a number of constituents have contacted me to welcome the opening of the bridge, and the excellent surrounding work undertaken by Halton Borough Council, I was concerned to be told by a number of bridge users of delays in toll payments being processed.

This has led to people believing that they may have incorrectly followed instructions, and in some cases causing them to pay for single journeys in order to...

The Communities and Local Government committee held its first evidence session recently, where we grilled the CLG Ministerial team on issues including Grenfell Tower, Housing, and Local Authority Finance Reform.

I personally questioned the Secretary of State on what he is going to do for people affected by the current leasehold scandal, which...

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Latest Surgeries

My latest advice surgeries are as follows;


Saturday 21st October – Halton Lea Library, Runcorn 10:30 – 12:00


Friday 27th October – Northwich Library, Witton St 17:30 – 19:00


Please ring the office on 01928 620061 or email to book an appointment

One of the starkest examples of how this Tory Government is failing the most vulnerable in our society is their disastrous implementation of Universal Credit.

I have seen here in parts of Weaver Vale the major effect this failure is having on residents and families, with delays, unreasonable demands, sanctions and requirements causing distress, confusion and hardship to far too many.
I recently signed a letter along with fellow MPs...

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