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Mark Garnier meets with new Worcestershire Hospitals Chief

Mark Garnier MP spent time on Friday meeting with the new Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust chairman, Sir David Nicholson. Sir David was the former chief executive of the NHS and has been described as a controversial choice.

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This week in Parliament is the lull before the storm. A few uncontroversial bills have got started – including one to protect elephants through tighter measures on the ivory trade. But the real attention is focusing on the debate next Tuesday.

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One of my regular mailbag issues is that of the performance of local buses and, in particular, Diamond Bus.

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Last weekend’s celebrations in Windsor provided a fabulous showcase for modern Britain. Long gone are the meringue style royal weddings of the 80s, to be replaced by a celebration of diversity and achievement of the 21st century.

2018 Jobs Fair Announced

Mark Garnier today announces the 8th Wyre Forest Jobs Fair.  The event will be held at Kidderminster Town hall on Thursday, 26th July.  Doors open to the public at 11am.  

 

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Few, who follow closely the trials and tribulations of the NHS, will forget the scandal that surrounded the Mid Staffs NHS Foundation Trust in the dying days of the former Labour government.

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People following these things closely will note that there is increasing tension within Parliament over the progress of Brexit. At the time of writing, the government has been defeated 14 times in the House of Lords over the EU Withdrawal Bill. It will get worse.

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For the second time in recent history, Worcestershire has sent one of its MPs to lead the Home Office. Bromsgrove’s Sajid Javid’s elevation to Home Secretary (after Amber Rudd’s resignation) follows former Redditch MP Jacqui Smith.

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The longest standing member of the House of Commons is known as The Father of the House. It is currently the Conservative member Kenneth Clarke, and he recently said that this is the maddest parliament he has ever known. Last week demonstrates why.