Revocation of General Licences - Next Steps

As you will have seen from recent media coverage, with effect from 23:59 hours yesterday, the general licences (GL04/05/06) which covered controlling 16 species of birds (including several members of the crow family, Canada geese, some gulls, feral and wood pigeons) were revoked by Natural Englan

Universal Credit - Getting help to apply

Citizens Advice have launched a new service to help people make a Universal Credit claim, and receive their first full payment on time.   

Brexit - British Entrepreneurs

I have this afternoon received the following e-mail from British entrepreneurs setting out their view that a confirmatory referendum, with voters being asked to choose between whatever Brexit is available and a Remain option, is the only path now available to the Government:


Indicative Votes - Survey

My online survey on the indicative vote options has had more than 1,500 responses in less than a week.

The survey show that a no-deal Brexit was vehemently opposed by two thirds of respondents and that Eddisbury constituents thought that revoking Article 50 was preferable to no-deal.

Brexit - Indicative Votes

Like all of you, I’m thoroughly sick of Brexit debates and keen to get on with the rest of my job.  However, with just a few days until we leave with no deal the national interest must come first and so I have spent the last week seeking compromise across the House of Commons.  That is what the i

Nominate a local NHS Health and Care Hero

Last week saw the launch of the 2019 NHS Parliamentary Awards. 

The awards were created to recognise and celebrate NHS staff, carers and volunteers who, through their hard work, innovative ideas and unwavering efforts, go above and beyond the call of duty to put patients first. 

Brexit - This week's votes

As we come to the end of another week of Brexit debate, I wanted to explain what has happened, how I voted and why.  I apologise in advance for the length of this article.

Advice for Businesses - Preparation for No-Deal Brexit

Yesterday, Rob Johnston of the Cumbria Chamber of Commerce wrote to businesses in Cumbria, particularly those importing and exporting to the EU, urging them to take immediate action in readiness for a no-deal Brexit.  Given the relevance and importance of the advice and information given for busi