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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Blog Update – 8th July 2020

Apologies for the length of this message, it’s one I wanted to send so you can get a flavour of what I’ve been doing lately; We have, as an office, been so busy across the board with increased numbers of emails about housing, healthcare, welfare and immigration and the like but in this post I’m

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Supporting Waterside Arts, Sale

Many sectors have been impacted by the Covid-19 crisis over these last few months. However, as the lock down period begins to ease even further we are recognising that some sectors are struggling much more than others. Last week I received a letter from Councillor Liz Patel, Executive Member

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Transport Questions – 2 July 2020

Earlier today I was at the dispatch box for Oral Transport questions, you can find a clip of my question below. The Government’s half hearted approach to the transport crisis has let down so many people. Coronavirus has had an enormous impact upon the travel industry and the Government

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Crossford Bridge

You might be aware Sale Sharks Rugby Club want to move back to their home town of Sale and are currently running a consultation around their vision of creating a community sports village. I support Sale Sharks returning to their hometown, it will be great for the area. That said we must ensure

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National Bike Week 2020

Between the 6th and 14th June Cycling UK will be encouraging us all to get out on our bikes during National Bike Week. During the lockdown period many have been getting their bikes back out from their sheds or garages to pick up essential items from the local shops, commute to work or to get

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Black Lives Matter

I was shocked and remain horrified at the ongoing incidents in the US following the tragic death of George Floyd. There has been an outpouring of anger across the country, and many of my constituents have been in touch with me to make their anger clear and rightly so. This incident has shone a

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Statement: Dominic Cummings

Over the Bank Holiday weekend, I received many emails from right across Wythenshawe & Sale East regarding the Prime Minister’s senior advisor, Dominic Cummings. His decision to travel over 260 miles with family members during lockdown has caused deep concern. Many of the constituents who

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School Re-openings

Since the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on the Coronavirus crisis earlier this month, many parents and teachers across Wythenshawe & Sale East have been in touch with me to raise their individual concerns on the proposed phased re-opening of schools. I thought it would be

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Transport Questions – 18th May 2020

Yesterday in Parliament I asked the minister to provide an aviation support package which matches Labour’s commitment to the sector. The job retention scheme must not be allowed to become a job restructuring scheme. The shadow transport team are meeting with unions and stakeholders to protect

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