Weekly Column 13.05.20

Last Friday was the 75th anniversary of VE Day.  We had all hoped to be able to use the anniversary as an opportunity to get together with family, friends and neighbours to remember together.  But like so much of life, the commemorations had to be held virtually.

Karen speaks from Westminster on hybrid proceedings

I travelled down to Westminster yesterday to speak in the Chamber about a motion to allow the continuation, until 20th May, of remote participation in proceedings of the House of Commons.
The current arrangements have allowed scrutiny of the Government to continue and also remote voting to be carried out for the first time yesterday.

Weekly Column 06.05.20

Friday 8th May is Victory in Europe (VE) Day and normally I would be joining members of the Royal British Legion at the Monument in Leek to commemorate the 75th anniversary and pay our tributes to all those who sacrificed so much so that we can have the freedoms we have today.