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I am the MP for Weaver Vale Constituency. As your MP, it is important that I and my office can keep in touch with constituents about my work, take up casework on their behalf and ask for views on local issues.


As a Labour MP I also have access to other information which I or my office, or volunteers working with me, will use for campaigning purposes or...

Scam Awareness Month

I'm backing Citizens Advice Cheshire West which is holding events to help people know when they’ve been targeted with a scam.


The event is part of Scams Awareness Month in June,...

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May Surgery Dates

Please find surgery dates for May below.

Friday 18 May at 4.30-5.30pm – Princeway Medical Centre, Frodsham

Saturday 19 May at 9-10.30am – Halton Direct Link, Shopping City, Runcorn

Friday 25 May at 5.30-7pm – Weaverham Community Centre, Northwich


Please note that...

Meet the MP Interview

A fun little interview I did with Core Politics. Hope you enjoy it.


April Surgery Dates

Please see below my surgery dates for April.

Frodsham, Princeway Medical Centre – Friday 13 April – 4.30-5.30pm

Runcorn, Halton Direct Link, Shopping City – Saturday 14 April – 9-10.30am

Northwich, Northwich Library – Friday 20 April – 5.30-7pm



College Must Think Again on Campus Closure

I am extremely concerned at the news that Warrington and Vale Royal College is set to largely close its Hartford Campus.

I have spoken to the Principal to express my concerns, and asked her and the governors to think again in order to protect staff, students and courses and retain facilities in Northwich. ...

I will be seeking an urgent meeting with the leader of the council and...

March Surgey Dates

I will be holding surgeries on the following dates in March:

Runcorn – 17th of March, 9-10am, at Halton Direct Link next to Runcorn Shopping City

Northwich – 23rd of March, 5.30-7pm, at Northwich Library


Appointments are 10 minutes so please book in advance. To book a slot, just call my office on 01928...

MPs seeking answers on hospital plans

Myself and Labour colleague and Halton MP Derek Twigg will meet local health chiefs to seek assurances over the future of Halton Hospital.

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has unveiled plans to create a £40m health and wellbeing campus in Runcorn.

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Visit to ABB in Daresbury

I had a fascinating visit to a Daresbury company recently which is on the very forefront of developing some truly revolutionary technology.  

ABB specialises in a range of advanced digital tech used in advanced industries such as robotics and vehicle electrification.

It recently went into partnership...

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Alstom Meeting

I recently met with Alex Burrows from Alstom UK and Ireland to discuss plans which could have a big impact of jobs in the constituency.

The company wants to develop a North West ‘rail cluster’ for advanced manufacturing, engineering and low carbon energy by providing a bridge for SMEs, innovators and large and small suppliers to drive innovation and growth.

Alstom currently employs 3,200 people across 12 industrial sites with an...

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