Stockport Express Column – April 2014

Great Northern towns and cities like Stockport and Manchester were at the heart of Britain’s industrial revolution. Indeed, looking at the skyline we can still see the tall chimneys of the mills that were the foundation of Victorian prosperity. But … Continue reading

Link between child sexual exploitation and drug and alcohol problems

PRESS RELEASE: April 14, 2014 Around one in ten young people being treated for drug and alcohol problems in three key Greater Manchester boroughs have disclosed that they have been sexually exploited. The figures for under 18 year olds have … Continue reading

Stop the Universal Credit disincentive to work

PRESS RELEASE: Ann Coffey MP has urged the government to change “unfair” Universal Credit rules, which mean that low paid workers who want to work longer hours, will only be allowed to keep a miserly 24p in every extra pound … Continue reading

Letter to the Editors of local newspapers

Letter to the Editor from Ann Coffey MP: Dear Sir/Madam, In Greater Manchester, we have all been horrified by the sexual exploitation of young girls in our community by groups of men. I have been asked by Tony Lloyd, the … Continue reading

Stockport Apprenticeships Store

Last week, during National Apprenticeships Week, I visited the new Stockport Apprenticeships Store, which helps would-be apprentices access the national database and see the huge range of opportunities available in different industries. I met some pupils aged 14 from Cheadle … Continue reading



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