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Karen encourages residents in Staffordshire Moorlands to shop local for High Street Saturday

High streets have long been a place to bring communities together, a place for local people to access vital services and a place for businesses to thrive. But, the Government recognises that it is becoming harder for businesses on high streets across the country to compete with out-of-town shopping centres and online retailers. That’s why the Conservatives in government have:

Weekly Column 13.03.19

I have invited many Government Ministers to Staffordshire Moorlands and was delighted when the Minister of State for Health, Stephen Hammond MP took up my invitation to visit Leek Moorlands Hospital last week. 

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Last week, the Prime Minister repeated the Government’s absolute focus: getting a good deal for Britain as we leave the EU. 

As a member of the Cabinet I have spent much of the last two years working to deliver on the result of the referendum. We are leaving the EU but we must do so in a way that protects jobs and opportunities for our children, in Staffordshire Moorlands and across the country. And does so in a way that maintains our national security and keeps the UK together. 

Karen welcomes funding opportunity for small charities in Staffordshire Moorlands

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley has welcomed DFID’s (Department for International Development) Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF), an exciting funding opportunity for small charities in Staffordshire Moorlands.
SCCF is the first DFID fund designed specifically for small British charities. It provides grants for development organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less working in priority countries to deliver the Global Goals. Grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects of two years or less.

Weekly Column 27.02.19

We have many fantastic Parks and green spaces in Staffordshire Moorlands that provide local residents a gateway to the great outdoors, a place to go for a jog, to walk the dog or simply grab a free moment away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  

Weekly Column 20.02.19

There has been a lot of talk recently about the consultation on the future of the Leek Moorlands Hospital and I urge everyone to have their say. Sadly the talk seems to be focusing on the issue of the hospital beds rather than the positive, exciting plans for enhanced services and better healthcare. 

Weekly Column 13.02.19

Last month I voted for a deal that delivers on the result of the referendum. One that sees the end of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, that ends us having to pay vast sums to Brussels every week, that means that the UK Parliament decides on our immigration policy and that sees the UK leaving both the EU customs union and single market but which crucially protects jobs and security. 

Weekly Column 06.02.19

I had a meeting with the Minister of State for Schools, the Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP earlier this month, together with other Staffordshire MPs to discuss amongst other things, the latest 2018 Key Stage 2 results which were published on 13th December.