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.

View from Westminster 6th January 2017

2017 should be an interesting year. A new US president; elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands; and, of course, we will be triggering Article 50 by the end of March, putting in train our leaving of the EU. These are all huge events, determining our future one way or another.

View from Westminster 16th December 2016

I’ve always felt it is incredibly important to engage young people into politics. To that end I’ve been into schools to help with citizenship classes, with politics lessons, we’ve helped organise trips up to parliament for schools and I’ve done countless assemblies.

View from Westminster 9th December 2016

It would be no exaggeration to say that the railways are the backbone of our country. According to the Office for Rail and Road, there were 1,619,928 entries and exits at Kidderminster station in 2015/16.

View from Westminster 2nd December 2016

One of the peculiar, and misleading, arguments of the EU referendum was the suggestion that being members of the EU somehow prevented the UK from exporting to the rest of the world.

Exporting Seminar Friday 9th December

Whatever the size of your business, it is never too soon or too late to start exporting. Make sure your 2017 business plan is a global plan.

View from Westminster 25th Novemer 2016

From time to time, misunderstanding abound about how things work. This often leads to a run of letters to local MPs, and two such events have happened recently.

View from Westminster 18th November 2016

From time to time, when writing this column, I am spoilt for choice. Now is one such occasion: do I write about Remembrance Sunday? Or about the US elections?

Unemployment remains low in Wyre Forest

Figures released today by the Office of National Statistics show that the total number of unemployed claimants in Wyre Forest constituency in September 2016 was 746. This represents a rate of 1.6% of the economically active population, with the average rate in the UK currently at 2.4%.

View from Westminster 11th November 2016

The events of last week in the high courts has certainly created a stir with regard to Brexit. At stake is the government’s ability to act on the issue of leaving the EU without the consent of parliament, or whether a vote in the House needs to take place.