Browsing: Ruth Smeeth

Community Poverty in Stoke

Foodbank usage in Stoke-on-Trent has increased by 46% since Universal Credit was introduced.

Ruth Smeeth, MP for Stoke-on-Trent North and Kidsgrove, cited the statistics which she says show the Government’s new Universal Credit system has led to a sharp rise in the demand at foodbanks in the city.

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Two Staffordshire MPs are campaigning for Channel 4 to move their headquarters to Stoke-on-Trent.

The Government wants to put pressure on the Secretary of State to show there is life outside of London.


Three Stoke-on-Trent MPs spoke out exclusively today after a High Court ruling threw Brexit into chaos.

Tristram Hunt, Ruth Smeeth and Rob Flello reacted to the decision which ruled that Parliament now has to decide the fate of the UK in the European Union.

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