Campaign to help combat Loneliness and Isolation

I receive many letters and emails and often speak to residents in Staffordshire Moorlands who suffer from social isolation and loneliness. This was one of the reasons that prompted me to host the very successful Senior Tea Dances last year and also led to the event ‘Beyond the Front Door’, a Conference on Loneliness and Isolation Awareness that I hosted here in Staffordshire Moorlands last week. 


I have received many emails from constituents concerning my voting record this week and would like to clarify the situation. I know people are getting frustrated with the endless votes and amendments and  I hope this helps explain why I voted how I did.

Leek Moorlands Hospital

The consultation on the Future of Local Health Services and in particular the future of Leek Moorlands Hospital closed on 17 March 2019 and I would like to update local residents on the situation. The many responses have been analysed and a report has been produced which can be accessed on the CCGs website. 

Cutting Crime

I welcome the announcement of the recruitment drive to deliver 20,000 new police officers and make our streets safer and know that local residents in Staffordshire Moorlands want to see more officers in their neighbourhoods, protecting the public and cutting crime.  

Supporting Local Farmers

Farming is an integral part of life in Staffordshire Moorlands and I have always supported local Moorlands farmers, be they dairy, beef, upland hill or other - whatever they may farm.
Food and farming is a bedrock of our economy and environment, generating £110 billion a year and helping shape some of our finest habitats and landscapes.