Weekly Column 19.02.20

I receive many letters and emails on the important issue of Animal Welfare and was pleased to attend Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s event in Parliament last week to sign their pledge board and show my support for five-year sentences for animal cruelty.

Weekly Column 12.02.20

Now that I have returned to the back benches in Parliament, not only can I speak in debates and ask questions to Ministers but I can also join All Party Parliamentary Groups.

Weekly Column 05.02.20

One of the greatest pleasures of being a Member of Parliament is visiting local charities who provide bespoke and invaluable services to everyone living in and around the Staffordshire Moorlands. 

Weekly Column 29.01.20

It will be no surprise to many of you that one of the most regular matters in my post bag is our local bus services.  I have worked hard to raise your concerns and to make sure that services are retained, but the unique nature of the Moorlands geography and topography, means that there are too few, too infrequent services between our towns and villages.

Karen welcomes £1,000 business rates discount for Pubs

Karen has welcomed the recent announcement that pubs across the UK will benefit from a £1,000 business rates discount.
Pubs are at the heart of communities up and down this country, but we know, like many smaller businesses, they can often struggle with the costs of business rates.

Karen signs Book of Commitment.

As MP for Staffordshire Moorlands Karen joined many other MPs in Parliament to sign the Book of Commitment.