Stockport Express Column – Christmas 2013

Christmas is famously a time for giving and sharing and I am always heartened by the neighbourliness and warmth that we find in Stockport at this time of year. A recent survey of voluntary and community groups in Stockport found … Continue reading

Runaway children at risk from new police rules

PRESS RELEASE:17.12.2013 Vulnerable children who run away from home or care could be in greater danger of child sexual exploitation because of new police rules, Ann Coffey MP has warned. Ms Coffey, who is the chair of the All Party Group … Continue reading

Help for Stockport Foodbank

Stockport Foodbank has been awared the largest share of money for local charities from the £10,000 Vernon Building Society Jubilee Fund. The Building Society and the Stockport Express joined forces and asked readers to vote for their favourite good causes. … Continue reading

Ann to chair Police Commissioner’s inquiry

PRESS RELEASE: 9.12.2013 Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd is to hold a wide-ranging inquiry into the issue of child sexual exploitation. The inquiry will be chaired by Ann Coffey, Stockport MP and chair of the All Party … Continue reading

Trafficked children let down by the care system

PRESS RELEASE: 5.12.2013 Trafficked children are being badly let down by the care system with many going missing and ending up being sexually or physically abused or working in cannabis farms. Ann Coffey MP, the chair of the All Party … Continue reading

Commons speech on trafficked children

Modern Slavery Debate: 5.12.2013 I want to focus on how trafficked children are responded to – and in most cases – let down by our care system. I am the chair of the All Party Group for Runaway and Missing … Continue reading

Greater Manchester MPs win the fight for foster children

JOINT PRESS RELEASE FROM ANN COFFEY MP FOR STOCKPORT AND PAUL GOGGINS, MP FOR WYTHENSHAWE AND SALE EAST: 04/12/2013 Two senior Manchester MPs have won their fight for children in care to be able to stay with their foster families … Continue reading

Stockport Vintage Village

I popped into Stockport Market’s Vintage Village as part of my support for Small Business Saturday on December 7. I was pleased to see that they are harnessing new technology to help sell their goods, including using a QR code … Continue reading

Congratulations to young Stockport artist

Congratulations to Isabella Lester, aged 6, who was a runner up in the Royal Mail’s national competition for children to design this year’s Christmas stamp. Isabella, who is in Year 1 at Banks Lane Infant School, was up against an … Continue reading

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