PRESS RELEASE FROM ANN COFFEY MP DANGEROUS POLICE RECORDING SYSTEM FOR MISSING CHILDREN SCRAPPED 11/01/2017 Campaigning children’s MP Ann Coffey has expressed delight that a controversial police recording system for missing children – described as a ‘catastrophe waiting to happen’ … Continue reading

Response to Department of Health consultation on the Government’s Strategy for Carers

Over recent months I have been carrying out a survey to find out more about the situation of people with caring responsibilities in Stockport. I have had a positive response to this survey with lots of feedback from local residents. … Continue reading

Stockport Express Column- August 2016

On July 1st I attended Stockport’s commemoration of the centenary of the beginning of the battle of the Somme one hundred years ago. The battle went on for 141 days, not ending until 18th November 1916, with catastrophic loss of … Continue reading

Pantry at Number 5

I popped down to visit The Pantry at No 5 in Bridgehall recently and it was great to meet all the volunteers. The Pantry is delivering fantastic savings on shopping for people in Bridgehall, and now has almost 150 local … Continue reading

Thank you Kath

Adswood Primary School Headteacher, Kath Conwell, retires at the end of this term after 11 wonderful years and I went into school to thank her for all she has done to give so many children a love of learning. Under … Continue reading

Visiting Noah Arts Festival at St George’s Church

I was really pleased to visit the Noah Festival at St George’s Church earlier this month. The Noah Festival was a successful week-long arts festival in the church, which featured fabulous artistic and craft contributions from local schools, nurseries and community … Continue reading

Celebrating National Employee Ownership Day

I was delighted to visit Rowlinson Knitwear earlier this month on National Employee Ownership Day (1st July) to celebrate the company’s employee-owned status. Rowlinson Knitwear is a specialist knitwear company based on Woodbank Mills, off Turncroft Lane and the firm has … Continue reading

Meeting Stockport Cancer Ambassadors in Westminster

Last week, I got the chance to meet up with local Stockport residents, Mark Angus and Sarah Lloyd, in Westminster for Cancer Research UK’s Parliament day. Mark and Sarah are both volunteer ambassadors for Cancer Research UK and they spoke … Continue reading

Stockport Express Column – July 2016

Since the momentous vote to leave the EU I have had many conversations and emails from people expressing their concerns and worries about the future. It has divided people in Stockport as elsewhere with young people particularly upset about the … Continue reading

Carers Survey

This week is Carers Week and I am happy to support this annual campaign, which recognises the vital contribution that carers make, not only to the people they care for, but to our local communities and our economy too. It is … Continue reading



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