Supporting high street bookshops

I visited Waterstones in Stockport to show my support for “Books are My Bag”, the first nationwide campaign to promote local high street bookshops.  I love browsing in bookshops, and like most people I think they make our high streets … Continue reading

Barristers manipulating child sex victims like puppets

PRESS RELEASE : September 12, 2013 Barristers in child sex abuse cases must be stopped from “manipulating child witnesses like puppets” in the witness box, according to a leading MP. Ann Coffey MP, the chair of the All Party Parliamentary … Continue reading

Commons Speech : Child Protection Debate

September 12 It is a pleasure to follow on from the contribution made by the Honourable member for East Worthing and Shoreham, who as Children’s Minister, responded positively to the Parliamentary Inquiry into children who go missing from care, conducted … Continue reading

Penny Lane Pantry

I visited Penny Lane Pantry, a new community store based on the ground floor of Hanover Towers, Lancashire Hill, and met up with volunteers Aggie and Leanne. Penny Lane Pantry was launched by Stockport Homes in August, in partnership with … Continue reading

Stockport Express Column -September 2013

Congratulations to all the young people who opened their exam results on August 22nd and found to their relief that all the hard work had paid off. This time of year we experience the tension, and the delight, of both … Continue reading

Commons visit by Stockport Academy pupils

Stockport Academy sixth form pupils came to London for a tour of the House of Commons this week. I met with them afterwards to talk about their visit and then they went into the Public Gallery to watch a Commons … Continue reading



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