With just 112 days to go until the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, StaffsLive explores how the 12 Staffordshire MPs might vote on the Prime Minister’s ‘Brexit deal’ next Tuesday. Members of Parliament from across the country are today sitting in their fourth of five days of debates in the House of Commons, leading up to a crucial vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal.
Defence Secretary and South Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson made an embarrassing porn blunder on Instagram.
Posting a tired-looking selfie on the photo-based social media site, he wrote: “This is what you look like when you have been traveling all through the night, and everything is so busy when you get back to the UK, it is fair to say I am knackered!”
Independent retailers can earn an extra £1 million between them if people in Longton and Fenton spend £14 or more this Saturday, the MP for Stoke-on-Trent South announced. Jack Brereton MP, whose constituency includes Longton and Fenton, said: “Our town centres are home to an array of independent and small businesses. ‘Small Business Saturday’ is a very good opportunity to get out there and support them.
Stoke-on-Trent South MP Jack Brereton has announced his support for the annual ‘Road Safety Week’ at an event in Parliament.
Stoke-on-Trent Central MP Gareth Snell, has criticised Stoke-on-Trent City Council for their budget plans for the oncoming year.
In a letter co-written with Stoke-on-Trent North MP Ruth Smeeth, they stated that the council is ‘spending their cash reserves at a far greater pace than would ordinarily have been expected’.
Comments by former Staffordshire University student and Labour MP Jared O’Mara have been slammed as “totally unacceptable” by a rival MP in Stoke-on-Trent.
O’Mara has resigned from the Women and Equalities Select Committee after a number of sexist and homophobic comments he made in the past have been revealed.
Stoke-on-Trent Central MP Gareth Snell visited his former high school to see the progress being made by the Discovery Academy in Bentilee.
Mr Snell met with student prefects to discuss initiatives they have taken to make improvements to the former Mitchell High where Mr Snell studied before he became a politician.
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall and former leader Nigel Farage today visited Hanley to throw their weight behind Nuttall’s campaign to become Stoke-on-Trent Central’s new MP.
The duo visited local café Harley’s bar before greeting the public at UKIP’s headquarters.
Newcastle-under-Lyme MP Paul Farrelly has hit out at the government over pension changes which leave hundreds of thousands of women out of pocket.
A rise in the state pension age for women from 60 to 65, phased in between 2010 and 2020, was included in the Pensions Act 1995 – however 2011 the then Conservative-Lib Dem coalition brought forward the 65 age for women to 2018.
With fewer than three months until the general election, prospective parliamentary candidate for Staffordshire Moorlands, Trudie McGuinness, is hoping to bring Labour back to the area.
Selected almost 14-months-ago, Mrs McGuinness – who grew up in Biddulph – has had nearly 20-years experience within the party.