Weekly Column 25.09.19

Many of you have contacted me in recent weeks concerned about decisions which you understand may have been made regarding the future of Leek Moorlands Hospital. Many of the rumours are alarming and that was why I asked the Prime Minister directly to join my campaign to keep the Leek Moorlands Hospital in Leek with more services.

Karen visits a very special boat called Beatrice

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley was delighted to be invited to visit the Beatrice Charity recently, which has been named as one the 2019 recipients of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. 

Karen organises another coach trip to Parliament

Karen will be organising another coach trip to Parliament in October for residents in Staffordshire Moorlands.
The trip offers an opportunity to join her on a tour of Parliament and visit some areas which are not normally open to the public.

Weekly Column 18.09.19

I have been honoured to serve as your MP since 2010, standing up for everyone in the Moorlands. For the last seven years, I have also served HM’s Government as a minister, first as a whip, then a minister in the Home Office and for three years in Cabinet as Secretary of State at DCMS and then Northern Ireland. Being asked to serve as a minister is a tremendous honour, but after seven years I was ready for a change, not least because I wanted to get back to asking questions rather than only answering them.

Weekly Column 11.09.19

It’s certainly been an eventful week in Parliament with heated debates about Brexit and a General Election as well as the announcement of the Spending Review. On Wednesday, I asked the Prime Minister a question on community hospitals at PMQs, asking him to join my campaign to keep Leek Moorlands Hospital open with enhanced services. I also attended some of the many Parliamentary events to support issues that I know are of importance to many of my constituents.

Karen returns to Werrington to hear about Therapy Log Cabin Project

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley returned to the Werrington Community Library and Wellbeing Centre recently to meet members of the Werrington Community Volunteers Group to hear about their Therapy Log Cabin Project.

Karen has been involved with the Community Volunteers Group for some years now and was pleased to invite them to speak at her Loneliness and Isolation Conference, ‘Beyond the Front Door’, earlier this year.

Karen urges local business organisations to apply for “No Deal” New Business Readiness Fund

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley is urging local business organisations and industry bodies in Staffordshire Moorlands to apply for a Government grant to help businesses prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

The Government has launched a new Business Readiness Fund of £10m as part of a package of measures to help business prepare for leaving the EU without a negotiated settlement.

Karen asks question to Education Minister about Horton Lodge School

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley today asked a question in Parliament to the Education Minister, Kemi Badenoch MP about Horton Lodge Community Special school.

Karen has received a great deal of correspondence regarding concerns about the provision of funding for residential care at the school and has already raised this important issue with both the previous Education Secretary and Staffordshire County Council.