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Constituency Activity

Although this role brings with it new commitments and new responsibilities, the only reason I have this opportunity is because of the faith the people of Bromsgrove have put in me by electing me.


Tax Cuts

Part of this Government’s long-term economic plan is to ensure that there’s more money in your pocket and more financial security for you and your family.

Economy

Although there's more to do, growth is up, the deficit is down, and jobs are up.  

Budget 2014

Last month's Budget is part of Government's long-term economic plan.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships form a vital part of the Government’s plan for economic growth and its strategy to give opportunities to more young people.

Education

Education has always been a passion of mine.  It was my ladder to a better life, as it was and is for people throughout Bromsgrove and the UK.

Flooding

Although Bromsgrove was largely unaffected by the recent floods, I know that many residents have been hit by flooding in the past and that there is a great deal of sympathy in our constituency for those in the further south who endured the worst of the terrible floods.

Illegal Immigration

One of the issues that Bromsgrove residents ask me about most frequently is what we are doing to clamp down on illegal immigration.  The Immigration Bill currently before Parliament will reduce the pull factors that draw illegal immigrants to the UK, show as preventing access to public services to which they are not entitled, and will make it easier to remove people who should not be here.

Illegal Immigration

One of the issues that Bromsgrove residents ask me about most frequently is what we are doing to clamp down on illegal immigration.  I am pleased that this Government has reformed immigration rules to cut out abuse while maintaining the UK's position as a great place to live and work for the brightest and best from around the world.  

Small Businesses

Small businesses form the backbone of our economy, numbering almost 5 million and employing around a third of the UK's workforce.  I've visited many local ones - Curo Chartered Accountants, Bird's Brewery, Zinga restaurant & HME Technology to name some recent ones - and I'm proud of the enterprise and determination behind them all.