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Posted: 04/05/2022

The Hucker Road Allotments offer excellent relaxation and exercise for allotment owners in Pleck, as well as plenty of fruit and vegetables.

On Wednesday 4 May 2022 I met with the manager of the allotments, Paul Hodgetts, who gave me a tour of the site.

We discussed improvements to waterways, paths,  and other infrastructure at the site,

Posted: 03/05/2022

Darlaston Town 1874 FC played Dudley Town in a crucial match in the Midland League Division One Playoff Semi-Final on Tuesday 3 May 2022. It was a fantastic performance by Darlaston, who remained in control throughout the game winning 4-0. There was a great turnout by fans of both sides with a record-breaking attendance of

Posted: 28/04/2022

The House of Commons was prorogued on Thursday 28 April 2022, ending the Parliamentary session. During prorogation, the House will not be sitting, meaning that no debates will be held and no Questions can be tabled until the start of the new session.

Black Rod summoned the Commons to hear the Acts which have passed into law

Posted: 27/04/2022

On Monday 17 January 2022 I spoke at the Report Stage of the Elections Bill. I called on the Government to pause the legislation and reconsider provisions to dictate the priorities of the Electoral Commission, introduce mandatory photo ID to vote and further regulation of ‘joint campaigning’ by third party organisations and political parties. It is

Posted: 27/04/2022

The Environmental Audit Committee held the second session of our inquiry into "Green Steel" on Wednesday 27 April 2022. We interviewed a panel of industry experts about progress towards decarbonising the steel industry, and what policy and financial support will be needed to continue this process.

Steel is responsible for between 7% and 9% of carbon

Posted: 27/04/2022

I attended a Grassroots Football event in Parliament on 27 April 2022 hosted by the Football Foundation. I signed up to the Local Football Facility Plan for Walsall. The event was attended by Chris Hughton, former Tottenham Hotspur player and manager of Brighton and Hove Albion, Newcastle United, Norwich City, Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest.

The Football

Posted: 27/04/2022

On Wednesday 27 April 2022 I attended a virtual meeting of the Libraries Information and Knowledge All-Party Parliamentary Group, chaired by Gill Furniss MP. Ukraine's collections of literature, history and research are at risk from Russian rocket and bomb attacks. As well as being important for the identity of the Ukrainian people, public records and library

Posted: 26/04/2022

The House of Commons gave further consideration to Lords Amendments to the Nationality and Borders Bill on Tuesday 26 April 2022.

Motion to disagree with Lords Amendment 5D. The amendment sets out that provisions in the Bill must be read and given effect in a way that is compatible with the UN 1951 Refugee Convention. This issue

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