Westminster News

View from Westminster 17th March 2017

Just when you thought politics couldn’t get any more interesting, it takes another twist. The Lords amendments to the Article 50 bill were rejected by the Commons, and the Lords accepted that they had made their point with no further need to push their amendments.

View from Westminster 10th March 2017

For watchers of parliamentary process, the current committee stages of the Article 50 Bill are fascinating. Having successfully passed the Commons stage, the Article 50 Bill is now in the House of Lords.

View from Westminster 3rd March 2017

One of the benefits targeted at those suffering from disabilities is the personal independent payments – PIP. This is designed for people with mobility issue to be able to receive financial help in getting around.

View from Westminster 24th February 2017

When I first became Wyre Forest’s MP, local unemployment was around 2,500 – about 4.8% of the local population. Now at around 750, just 1.8% of the local workforce are looking for work. It is an economic theory that a healthy economy, in equilibrium, has an unemployment rate of around 2.5%.

View from Westminster 17th February 2017

Across Herefordshire and Worcestershire, health and care organisations are committed to providing safe and effective services. We have a growing population and rising demands on services, and so have to make sure we use resources effectively.

View from Westminster 10th February 2017

An announcement was made a couple of weeks ago regarding Kidderminster’s JobCentre Plus. Located in Lower Mill Street, it is due to be closed, and the services it provides relocated to the library in the town centre.

View from Westminster 3rd February 2017

One of the things that I have always enjoyed is public art. The idea of statues, paintings and murals in the public realm is something that brings cultural wealth to an area. Some of it has greater meaning that others, whilst others bring simple joy.

View from Westminster 20th January 2017

After 6 months of studies, scrutiny and analysis of the interests of those concerned, the Government has now laid out its proposals for Brexit.

View from Westminster 13th January 2017

The problems at the Worcester Royal Hospital continue to get worse. The A&E department has been the subject of national media – yet again – as two patients have died waiting for treatment in the A&E department.