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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Meeting staff and students at St Nicholas School


Meeting Students at St Nicholas School


This week I was pleased to meet staff and students at St Nicholas RC School in Hartford. I spoke to senior staff about a number of concerns, including funding, curriculum reform, and the effect of the Apprenticeship Levy on schools - many of which I have been raising in parliament.

I was then grilled by the school council – and I can...

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Rodney Bickerstaffe - RIP

Demanding clarification from the Transport Secretary

Earlier today I wrote to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling calling for urgent clarification on his views about tolling plans for the Mersey Gateway Bridge, after a senior cabinet colleague announced at Conservative party conference that Mr Grayling “fully understood the significance” of abolishing tolls on the Severn Bridge in South Wales.

Wales Secretary Alun Cairns MP used part of his speech to praise the government’s decision to abolish tolls on...

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