Children’s Homes Market is Catastrophic Failure

PRESS RELEASE FROM ANN COFFEY MP 19/4/2016 The children’s homes market is a ‘continuing catastrophic failure’ for some young people with increasing numbers still being forced to live miles away. Leading a debate in the Commons on Children’s Homes this … Continue reading

Brinnington volunteer nominated for Cheshire Woman of the Year

I was delighted to meet Claire Alcock last week to congratulate her on being nominated for the Cheshire Woman of the Year Award 2016. Claire is a committed community volunteer in Brinnington and is currently raising money for the NSPCC, … Continue reading

Local group knitting for dementia patients

I visited Compass Point on Nangreave Road this morning and I was really impressed with the colourful “twiddle muffs” that the Knit “n” Natter group have been making for patients with dementia. The muffs are knitted in many colours and … Continue reading

Stockport Express Column – April 2016

It is very clear that, along with the rest of the public sector, policing in Stockport is facing challenges due to cuts in funding. I wish this was not the case, but it is an unfortunate reality which we all … Continue reading

Presenting Stockport Academy’s Student Council with national award

It was a pleasure to present Stockport Academy’s Student Council with the Discovering Democracy Award last month in recognition of their work both in the college and the wider community. These National awards were launched by the British Youth Council, … Continue reading

Dangerous footway to be reconstructed

I have been contacted recently by local residents in Heaton Chapel who are not happy about the uneven paved setts on the pavement by the bus stop on School Lane. The uneven paved setts are particularly difficult to navigate for … Continue reading

Temporary bus stop success

The bus stop on the A6 opposite Debenhams in Stockport town centre has been closed until June due to maintenance work and several older residents have contacted me to express their worries about having to walk up the steep slope … Continue reading



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