Treasury Questions

Last week I participated virtually during Treasury oral questions. I raised the case of Wythenshawe and Sale East constituent Teresa McGeough, who is a newly self-employed dyslexia assessor and specialist support teacher. Teresa has not been eligible for any financial support from the

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Opposition Day Debate: Council Tax

On Monday I participated virtually in the House of Commons during the Opposition Day Debate on Council Tax. Both local authorities, Manchester and Trafford in Wythenshawe and Sale East are being forced by the Government to increase Council Tax to try and bridge the gap in their budgets for

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National Lockdown 3

As we entered 2021 only a few days ago with careful hope and optimism, our expectations were dashed by the Prime Minister yesterday evening as the tiered system was clearly not working. With the virus out of control, more and more people are getting infected by the disease and this is putting

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Cardinal Maritime supports Wythenshawe Amateurs FC

On Saturday morning I visited Wythenshawe Amateurs FC over at Hollyhedge Park to support the new partnership between local logistics company Cardinal Maritime and the community football club. Cardinal, who are based on Sharston Industrial Estate have agreed to become the main sponsor of the

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The Message Trust – Community Grocery

Last Friday I visited The Message Trust’s Community Grocery which was recently set up to support the Wythenshawe community. The Message Trust was inspired by Marcus Rashford’s free school meals campaign to create a grocery at the heart of the community with the aim to bridge the gap

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Transport Questions – 22nd October 2020

Yesterday morning I was back at the dispatch box for Transport Questions as Shadow Minister for Aviation, Maritime and Security. You can see text of my question to the Minister below. Brexit talks between the Prime Minister and the maritime sector this week have been poorly received and it is a

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Tier 3 Restrictions – Greater Manchester

Yesterday afternoon I took part in the Opposition Day debate on fair economic support for areas facing additional Covid-19 restrictions. What we have seen in these last couple of weeks has been nothing short of chaos and incompetence by this Government. There’s now widespread fear that Tier 3

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Covid-19 Update – 15th October 2020

Yesterday I spoke during the Ministerial Statement from the Secretary of State for Health on Covid-19. You can find the Hansard transcript here. As you can see from the clip above, I’m furious on behalf of local residents and businesses who are being told one thing one day with a

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Virtual Debt Roundtable with Jubilee Debt Campaign

Wythenshawe & Sale East Virtual Debt Roundtable with Jubilee Debt CampaignWednesday 21st October 2020, 7:00pm – ZoomPlease register here: https://bit.ly/3d85ROQ I was delighted to see Marcus Rashford awarded an MBE this weekend, as well as being a superbly talented footballer (and I say

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Statement on local lockdown in Trafford

Matt Hancock (Health Secretary) has just announced that the restrictions will NOT be being lifted today in Trafford, this is due to a sharp rise in the infection rate at a local level putting us into the amber zone. If the Government had taken the recommendations from Trafford Council and the

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