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Karen hosts another coach trip to Parliament

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley was pleased to host another Coach trip to Parliament recently.
A group of residents from Staffordshire Moorlands travelled down to Westminster by coach and met Karen who took them on a tour of Parliament.

My position on Brexit

This week, Members of Parliament at long last managed to find a majority for leaving the European Union. The result – 329 to 299 – was decisive and shows the British people that we do get it.  Some of us have been saying this since June 2016, but now the House has finally got it too: you want us to deliver what you told us you wanted all along, to leave the EU and as soon as possible.

Karen distributes her Loneliness and Isolation Directory

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley is committed to help tackle the important issue of Loneliness and Isolation and following her Senior Tea Dances and her conference ‘Beyond the Front Door’, she has put together a Loneliness and Isolation directory which she is hoping to distribute as widely as possible throughout Staffordshire Moorlands.

Auctioneers Arms celebrates Success Story in Parliament

The Auctioneers Arms in Caverswall was a much-loved pub that closed down as the owners wanted to sell. It was put on the market and the people in the village bought shares, supported by the Plunkett Foundation. 
The pub is now running as a really successful business and is just one of the pubs in Staffordshire Moorlands that has been bought by the community.

Weekly Column

Last week was another busy week in Parliament not only with the Brexit negotiations but we also had the Queen’s Speech and the following days of debate. On Thursday I spoke in the debate about the important issues in Staffordshire Moorlands of rural buses and the on-going problem of school transport provision.

Karen meets Staffordshire College Principals

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley was pleased to join Len Tildsley from Buxton & Leek College and other College principals at the Staffordshire Association of Colleges biennial dinner recently.

Local colleges play an important role in helping drive the Staffordshire economy and in supporting social and cultural inclusion and the dinner was an opportunity for college principals to raise their concerns with Karen and other Staffordshire MPs.

Karen pledges to help save Leek Show

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley was saddened to hear the news that the Leek Show is to be discontinued.

Karen has written to the organisers asking if there is anything she can do to help, in order to save this very important event that is one of the highlights of the year for people in Staffordshire Moorlands.

Karen welcomes Council’s decision on School Transport

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley has raised the issue of school transport with both Staffordshire County Council and in Parliament.
Karen was contacted by many concerned constituents about school transport provision and immediately wrote to the Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State, Department for Transport and the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State, Department for Education as well as SCC.

Weekly Column 16.10.19

I have worked with many local charities over the years and was delighted to join the Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, civic dignitaries and the many supporters, volunteers and the current and former crew and trustees of the Beatrice Charity recently on the Beatrice at Cheddleton Wharf for the of