A Taste of the Olympics in Staffordshire Moorlands

Karen Bradley donned her baker's outfit for a visit to the Taste of the Moorlands bakery in Warslow this week. She was supporting owner Sarah Gayton's campaign to get the 2012 London Olympics to benefit rural businesses in Staffordshire. 

Karen Bradley Joins Moorlands Hospital Summer Fayre

Karen Bradley visited the League of Friends of Leek Moorlands Hospital on Saturday for their summer fayre. Many hardy visitors braved the rain to support the fundraising event. Karen said:
"The League of Friends do a great job in supporting friends and staff of the Moorlands hospital and I know this is an important event for them. The organisers have done a great job in the face of unseasonal weather - but there were lots of bargains for the dedicated supporter!"

Karen Bradley Supports Caudwell Children

Karen Bradley joined supporters of the Caudwell's Children's charity on Saturday at Tittesworth reservoir for their family fun day. Hundreds of people braved the rain to enjoy the stalls and attractions at the lake to raise money for sick and disabled children in the Moorlands.

Moorlands Restaurant Provides Hot Competition in the Tiffin Cup

The Qarma Tandoori restaurant in Leek is celebrating winning a place in the regional final of the Newby Teas Tiffin Cup 2010. The national competition is held each year to find the best South Asian restaurant in the country and Karen Bradley MP chose Qarma this year to represent Staffordshire Moorlands.  

Karen Bradley Taken on Cancer Patient Journey

Karen Bradley MP showed her support for efforts to beat cancer at a major Cancer Research UK event on cancer treatment in Parliament.  During the briefing, Karen heard about the different approaches used to treat cancer patients in the UK and was taken through a range of treatment pathways that a patient may follow after being diagnosed

Karen Bradley Elected Vice Chair of All Parliamentary Party Group For Maternity

Mother of two and Staffordshire Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley, has been elected as a vice Chair of the influential All Parliamentary Party Group for Maternity.  The Group, now in its tenth year, brings together leading MPs, Peers and professionals in Maternity Services. It has a remit to improve the quality of maternity services and to raise awareness of the contribution maternity care can make to public health, in particular the importance of maternity provision in improving women and babies' health.

Karen Bradley Supporting the Canal Network

Karen Bradley joined the Inland Waterways Association at its reception for MPs elected to the new Parliament on 15 June. It gave Karen a chance to discuss the network with the IWA. They explained to MPs about the importance of the inland waterways to Britain and highlighted some of the problems which must be overcome if they are to continue to flourish. Soon after the reception on 5th July, the Caldon Canal in Leek was reopened after repairing the breach in its wall from November 2009.

Tea, Cake and Glamour at the Biddulph Festival

Karen Bradley was back at the Biddulph Festival this weekend as guests of Churches Together for their fund-raising tea party. Later Karen joined Mayor Jones and the festival organiser Cllr Frank Harris to promote this Friday's Las Vegas concert at the town hall.

Karen Bradley Helps Launch 11th Biddulph Festival

Saturday morning saw the start of the 11th Biddulph Festival and Karen Bradley joined the Mayor of Biddulph at the official launch. Town Crier John Robinson got the Festival off to a ringing - and rhyming - start before the Mayor formally launched things. 

Karen Bradley Elected to Work and Pensions Select Committee

Karen Bradley was elected last week by her fellow MPs as a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee. Karen will sit on the cross-party group of MPs that will scrutinise and analyse the work of the Department of Work and Pensions and investigate related policy areas.