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.

Karen welcomes Autumn Budget 2018

Last week the Chancellor set out a Budget that showed that the hard work of the British people is paying off with record levels of employment, strengthening public finances and real wages rising.

That hard work has enabled us to invest in supporting our public services- providing the £20.5bn real terms increase to the NHS budget by 23/24, and to cut income tax for 32 million people whilst freezing fuel, beer and spirits duties so people can keep more of what they earn.

Weekly Column 07.11.18

Last week saw the Chancellor deliver the Autumn Budget which provides a comprehensive plan to support the heath service, our high streets, and ensure working people in Staffordshire Moorlands have more money in their pocket.