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Weekly Column 14.08.19

We have so many great local shops in Staffordshire Moorlands that contribute to the local economy. My family and I enjoy the wealth of products and produce that we have right here on our doorstep and always try to shop locally and support our local businesses. 

Karen opens Garden Party at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley was pleased to be asked to open the Garden Party at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor on Saturday.
Despite the rain and having to hold the event indoors, local residents still turned up to show their support and over £1,300 was raised towards the hall makeover appeal.

Weekly Column 08.08.19

I am always pleased to be invited to visit schools across Staffordshire Moorlands and really enjoy meeting the children and staff. I am struck by the passion and dedication of the teachers working in our schools and would like to thank them for their hard work.

Karen welcomes announcement of £17.6 million for University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley has welcomed today’s announcement of an extra £1.8 billion for NHS frontline services, helping to deliver more beds, new cutting-edge equipment and additional wards at hospitals across the country.

Across the country, 20 hospitals will benefit from £850 million of new funding to upgrade outdated facilities and equipment, meaning new intensive care wards, children’s units, and new mental health facilities. 

Weekly Column 31.07.19

Parliament has broken up for the summer and like other MPs, life switches from voting in Parliament on your behalf, to spending more time at local events. For me there’s been another change. After seven years in government, including three in the cabinet, I returned to the back benches this week.

Karen joins in the fun at the Leek Show

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley was delighted to attend the Leek Show again this year.

Karen went to the Leek Show before she was an MP and has not missed one since she was first elected.

Weekly Column 24.07.19

Parliament has been sitting as normal despite the Leadership election and there have been some important announcements that I would like to share with you.
The landmark Domestic Abuse Bill was introduced last week signalling a major step forward in transforming our response to this deeply harmful crime.

Statement

It has been an enormous privilege to serve as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and represent this special nation and integral part of our precious union. 
I would like to pay tribute to Theresa May for her continued support and commitment to ensuring the unique needs of Northern Ireland were met and respected in full.

Weekly Column 17.07.19

I always look forward to the Annual Club Day in Leek and the Biddulph Festival, two very important events for everyone here in Staffordshire Moorlands.
I started the morning with a visit to the Biddulph Churches Together Open Air Café. It was lovely to see the many people who came to support the Café and I enjoyed my tea and cake. 

Karen welcomes record number of people now in work

Figures released today show that in the West Midlands there are 2,787,874 people in work – meaning that, under the Conservatives, 312,235 more people have been able to access the security of a job since 2010.
In Staffordshire Moorlands, the number of people who are claiming key out-of-work benefits has fallen by 425 since 2010 – an overall reduction of 41% per cent, meaning fewer people now need this support because they have the security of a job.