Parliament started back this week and it felt good to be in this place fully refreshed after a good break over Christmas. The highlight of the holiday break for me was undoubtedly the Prime Ministers’ visit to Cannock last Wednesday, when he came to the Cannock Unionist Club.
This famous Club is celebrating its centenary this year, and I can think of few other similar institutions to have kept their flag flying in our town centre for so long. The PM unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion, before I and other people questioned him about the government’s plans to get jobs back to our area, especially through the new apprenticeships being created. It was a real coup – and slightly surreal – to see David Cameron drinking a pint in the Club, but local people seemed to enjoy meeting him and having their chance to talk to him. At least we can say Cannock is now on the Prime Ministerial route map!
There is already a lot being debated in Westminster, the most high profile this week being the EU Bill, which seeks to stop any further transfer of powers to the EU without a referendum of the British people. There is also the by-election in Oldham and Saddleworth, the debate around the future of Royal Mail, and bankers’ bonuses. It seems January will be a busy month!
Member since: 4th February 2011
I am a keen sportsman, and try and play rugby, tennis and football on a regular basis.I live in Cannock and London with my girlfriend.I am the MP for Cannock Chase following the largest swing from Labour...