Meeting local farmers at Leek Cattle Market

It was lovely to visit the Cattle Market in Leek this morning to talk to our great local farmers who do so much for the local economy.

Brexit was the main topic of discussion and whilst I understand there are some concerns, we are replacing the restrictive rules of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, freeing farmers to seize the opportunities offered by Brexit.

Out and About in Alstonefield

I spent this afternoon in Alstonefield.It was lovely to be out delivering my leaflets and talking to local people with Ben Adams, our Conservative PCC Candidate. Lots of support on the doorstep.
Vote for Karen, your Conservative Parliamentary Candidate to Get Brexit Done so we can focus on the issues that make a real difference to people’s lives – the NHS, schools and policing.

We will remember them

I was honoured and humbled to attend the Remembrance Service at St Edward's Church on Sunday and to lay a wreath at the Monument. Thank you also to Mike R for laying a wreath in Biddulph on my behalf.  

Out with the team in Leek

It was great to be out in Leek today with some of the fantastic Conservative team delivering my leaflets and talking to local people.  
Vote Karen for Staffordshire Moorlands - with a Conservative majority government, we can get Brexit done and unleash Britain’s potential – supporting our NHS, investing in our schools, hiring 20,000 new police officers and giving businesses and families the confidence to invest in our economy.

Out and About in Werrington, Hulme and Caverswall

I spent a lovely morning talking to local residents and delivering my My Plan leaflets in Werrington. There was a fantastic response on the doorstep and lots of support.
There was lots of support in Hulme too - local residents were telling me they just want to get on with Brexit so we can focus on the issues that make a real difference to people’s lives – the NHS, schools, and policing.

Loneliness & Isolation Directory

I have been contacted by some people who are concerned about the possibly political nature of my Loneliness and Isolation Directory and wanted to provide some reassurance.

Following the work done by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness and the ‘Beyond the Front Door’ Loneliness and Social Isolation Conference that I organised earlier this year to bring organisations and interested parties together to discuss how we combat this incredibly important issue, I wanted to ensure that those organisations were able to maintain contact and reach others.  This was the idea behind the Directory, which was produced on a non-political basis. 

Letter to my fellow Candidates in Staffordshire Moorlands

Dear fellow candidates

Congratulations on being selected as a Parliamentary candidate. One of us will have the honour of representing the Staffordshire Moorlands in Parliament. For me, that has been the greatest honour for the last nine and a half years.
Now that we know the date of the election, I am writing to ask you to join me in pledging to have a clean, dignified, civilised campaign.

Karen discusses School Transport provision with Transport Secretary

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley met the Transport Secretary earlier this week to discuss the important issue of school transport. 

Karen has been contacted by many concerned constituents about school transport provision. County councils are unable to allow children to travel on school buses if they are paying passengers unless those buses are fully disability compliant, because the payment for the empty space turns the bus into public transport.

Weekly Column 30.10.19

It is always lovely to be invited to visit schools in Staffordshire Moorlands and I was therefore delighted to meet the children and staff at St Edward’s Academy Cheddleton as part of their democracy week recently. 
I was met by two of the children who kindly showed me around the school, pointing out the lovely displays on the walls and explaining what they had been doing for their democracy week.