Mike in Parliament

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 […]

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 failure of statecraft that […]

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‚Äôs now widespread fear that Tier 3 is the worst of all worlds: it […]