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Weekly Column 25.04.18

I am often invited to visit schools in Staffordshire Moorlands and was pleased to be asked to do a Speakers for Schools Talk to a group of 6th formers at Biddulph High School. I am always proud and honoured to talk about how a local girl became an MP and about my role in Parliament representing the people of Staffordshire Moorlands. It was great to talk to the students and answer their many questions on a whole range of issues both local and national.

Local MP, Karen Bradley joins other politicians in Parliament Square at the unveiling of a statue of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett.

Local MP, Karen Bradley joined other politicians in Parliament Square today at the unveiling of a statue of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett to commemorate her extraordinary advocacy for equality and fairness for women.
The Millicent Fawcett statue, created by Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing, is the first-ever monument of a woman, and the first created by a woman, to stand within Parliament square.

Weekly Column 18th April

As your MP it is always an honour and a privilege to be invited to visit some of the many charities and community groups here in Staffordshire Moorlands. Many of these exist solely because of the generosity of their volunteers who give up their time selflessly to help others.

Weekly column 11th April 2018

It was great to be back home in the Moorlands for Easter and I enjoyed visiting some of the many fantastic local shops, the Sunday Supplement market as well as going on some nice walks with my family around Staffordshire Moorlands.

Easter column

I hope you have all enjoyed a happy, peaceful and restful Easter weekend. It’s always great to be back at home in Leek for Easter recess and spend time with my family and friends at this special time of the year.  

Weekly Column 28th March 20198

Last week marked the first anniversary of the Westminster Bridge terror attack. I was in Parliament at the time along with many others and will always remember that horrific day. It is important to remember those who lost their lives and to pay tribute to the bravery of the police, armed forces and security services who risked their lives to keep members of the public safe. 

Weekly Column 21st March 2018

I am pleased that the Post Office moved so swiftly to open the new branch in the High Street in Leek following the closure of the Waitrose branch. I am however still concerned that this leaves the north side of Leek without a Post Office which could mean that pensioners and vulnerable residents on that side of town could be inconvenienced.