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PM must act to end the social care crisis

Social care is one of the most vital public services we have - not just for the many thousands of people who rely on it for care and support, but also because when social care is broken it puts greater pressure on our already creaking NHS and other services too.

Our councils, Carers, and Care Workers are committed, dedicated, and working constantly...

I am committed to being available and accessible to residents throughout Weaver Vale, and hold regular appointment based advice surgeries, street surgeries, and other meeting opportunities throughout the year and across the constituency .

Upcoming details are as follows - and future surgeries will be advertised as soon as details are confirmed.

Friday 8 September 2017 at 6pm-7pm – Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, WA6 7QN

 

Saturday 16...

Do you know the best pub chef in Weaver Vale?!...

Following contact from the British Beer and Pub Association, I am asking residents to nominate the best pub chef in the Weaver Vale area – as part of a national competition to find the best pub chef in the country.

The 2018 Parliamentary Pub Chef Award is run by the British Beer and Pub Association, and MPs have been offered the chance to nominate chefs in their constituency to go...

Fake Merseyflow website scam – response

I am extremely concerned about the reported existence of a potential fake phoneline and website purporting to be the official Merseyflow site.

If you have been affected by this scam, please contact Action Fraud, the National Fraud and Cyber Crime reporting centre on 0300 123 2040.

I have contacted Merseyflow to ask about what action is being taken to shut the scam operation down, warn residents who may have been...

 

“I’m disappointed but not surprised that Ineos have chosen to spend their time in the high courts, rather than in the local communities that will be affected by fracking. Had they done so, then they would have heard a loud and clear message that their plans are not welcome here.”

 

“Ineos may have secured the support of a court today, but they certainly do not have the support...

Mersey Gateway Bridge - Keeping Residents updated

The issue of tolls on the Mersey Gateway bridge continues to be a major issue that as local MP I am raising at every opportunity. I believe that the current proposals as they stand are unfair, divisive and a tax on jobs – a view shared by Labour Parliamentary colleagues, and I have raised the issue in parliament demanding a fair deal for all Weaver Vale residents.

Tomorrow, along with...

Residents in Weaver Vale are already all too aware of how this Tory government favours London and the South East when it comes to vital infrastructure. For every £1 spent here in the north, the government invests £6 in London – meaning that important projects like the Mersey Gateway here have tolls as their financial basis, whilst major projects in London such as Crossrail receive direct government investment.

In a...

I welcome the recent, and long overdue announcement by the government of an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal. I raised the view of a constituent, Michael, who along with other victims and families is demanding that victims are able to play a key and central role in any enquiry, and are able to shape justice – justice that cannot not come a day too soon. I will continue...

I was delighted to be able to speak in a special Westminster debate to highlight the pension injustice being suffered by hundreds of thousands of women across the country, including over 4000 in Weaver Vale, who were born in the 1950s, and have had changes enforced on their pension entitlements and access, with little or no notice, and no time to make alternative plans. I raised the issue of...

The new Mersey Gateway bridge is scheduled to open in the Autumn – and for the first time travellers will be required to pay tolls to cross the river, on both the new bridge and the Silver Jubilee Bridge.

My position is clear – I believe that these toll plans are a tax on jobs, and an unacceptable barrier to people who may need to access services such as hospitals,...