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Weekly Column 28.11.18

I was delighted to invite two women from Staffordshire Moorlands to Parliament for “Ask Her To Stand” day last Wednesday as part of an initiative to encourage more women to stand for political office.

The Brexit Deal

Last week marked the culmination of a long and complex process of negotiation between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

The Prime Minister went to Brussels and came home with an agreed Brexit deal which fulfils the democratic decision of the British public, including my constituents in Staffordshire Moorlands.

This is an incredibly important moment for the Moorlands and I want to take this opportunity to explain what this deal means to our future.

Karen welcomes record NHS funding to give patients a better alternative to hospital

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley has welcomed today’s announcement that more NHS patients will be cared for at home and in their community to avoid them going into or staying in hospital unnecessarily.

The Prime Minister set out a major new investment in primary and community healthcare – worth £3.5 billion a year in real terms by 2023/4 – which builds on the existing NHS budget for these services.

Weekly Column 21.11.18

It was an eventful week last week with the Cabinet agreeing in principle the terms of the UK’s smooth and orderly exit from the EU, as set out in the Withdrawal Agreement.

Karen joins in the celebrations at Leek Christmas Lights Switch on

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley was pleased to join in the celebrations at the Leek Christmas Lights switch on.

Karen joined other civic officials in the Parade from the Town Council office to the bottom of Derby Street where the Salvation Army band played carols and the Christmas Lights were switched on.

Weekly Column 14.11.18

Last weekend saw the anniversary of 100 years since the end of the First World War and across the UK, the nation joined together with a series of events to recognise the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces past and present.

Karen welcomes new £8,899,000 funding to tackle potholes in Staffordshire Moorlands

Local MP Karen Bradley has welcomed £8,899,000 to improve the condition of roads in Staffordshire Moorlands.

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced at the Budget that a £420 million fund will be created to tackle potholes and other roadworks. Staffordshire will receive £8,899,000 to repair potholes, keep local bridges and structures open and safe, and help with other highways works that may be needed.