Mike in Parliament

Budget Debate 2021

On Monday evening I spoke in the Budget debate on the impact it will have on constituents of Wythenshawe and Sale East. The Office of Budget Responsibility has confirmed that the Conservative Government’s mismanagement has left Britain with the worst economic crisis of any major economy. It’s there in black and white: our economy was […]

Budget 2021

What we needed this week from the Chancellor was a Budget to put the country on the road to recovery and to right the wrongs of the last decade. Sadly this Budget just papers over the cracks. This Government’s mismanagement has left us with the worst economic crisis of any major economy, we were hit […]

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 Government since the pandemic hit last March due to being newly self-employed. […]

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 2021/22. Forcing councils to hit families […]