No Reduction of Service at Kidderminster Hospital

A spokesperson for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said: “We have no plans to reduce the opening hours of the Minor Injuries Unit at Kidderminster, which is currently open 24 hours a day, seven days a week,  nor do we have any plans to reduce the amount of surgery at Kidderminster.

2nd Indicative Votes - 1st April 2019

Last night saw the 2nd session of indicative votes - and I set out below the four motions selected by the Speaker and my decisions on how I voted.

Motion C - Customs Union

Voted - Abstain

Result: Ayes 273; Noes 276

Indicative Votes - 27th March 2019

The votes last night, seeking some sort of direction of travel, failed to achieve any clarity. But for the purposes of transparency, it might be helpful for people to see how I voted, and why.

Government loses control on Business in the House

Avid followers of Brexit will aware that things aren’t going well. What is remarkable is that each week brings a new and completely unexpected catastrophe. Last Monday week we were looking forward to a relatively benign week.

March 2019 Unemployment levels

Wyre Forest has been outperforming UK unemployment figures since December 2013.   

Mark Garnier welcomes employment figures as Wyre Forest continues to maintain a steady level of employment.    


With the confusion over last might's votes and who was voting for what, I wanted to explain my actions, and importantly, the reasons for them.

Knife crime

MP View 13th March 2019

Another big week for Brexit – perhaps the biggest week so far. Reading the Sunday press, and chatting through things with my colleagues, it rather looks as if the week will end without resolution. Again.

Best way to deliver Brexit

Brexit rumbles on, getting ever closer to B-Day – just three weeks away. Or maybe not the end? I’m getting lots of emails about it.