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Posted: 28/03/2022

The Skills and Post-16 Education Bill seeks to reform these areas of education. This includes the replacement of existing Level 3 vocational qualifications such as BTECs with new T-Levels. The Government had initially planned to withdraw BTECs as soon as possible, but has since delayed these plans by a year. On Monday 28 March 2022,

Posted: 27/03/2022

I appeared on the BBC Politics Midlands programme on Sunday 27 March 2022. On the programme we discussed the Chancellor's Spring Statement, and the lack of support for millions struggling with the cost of living; negotiations over waste collection services in Coventry; and the thousands of houses set to be built on the Walsall Green Belt

Posted: 26/03/2022

On Saturday 26 March 2022, lights around the world will go out for the hour from 8.30pm, from Edinburgh Castle to Buckingham Palace, for Earth Hour 2022. Hundreds of millions of people in the UK and around the world will participate by turning off their lights.
Earth Hour is organised annually by the World Wildlife Foundation

Posted: 24/03/2022

On 26 March 2020 the community of Joseph Leckie Academy suffered the terrible loss of Principal Keith Whittlestone, after over twenty years of his leadership at the school. This was at the start of the pandemic.

I attended a memorial on Thursday 24 March 2022 to mark the two year anniversary of Keith's death, and remember his

Posted: 23/03/2022

The Office for Environmental Protection was established by the Environment Act 2021, with statutory duties to: scrutinise environmental law and Environmental Improvement Plans, to advise the Government on environmental law, and enforce failures to comply with environmental law. On Wednesday 23 March 2022, I participated in an Environmental Audit Committee scrutiny hearing with the Chair

Posted: 22/03/2022

On Tuesday 22 March 22, the Nationality and Borders Bill returned to the House for the consideration of Lords Amendments. This Bill demonstrates incompetence and indifference from the Government on many fronts.

The Government motions were to disagree with the Lords Amendment in question. As such, an ‘Aye’ vote is to remove the amendment, and a

Posted: 22/03/2022

On Tuesday 22 March 2022 I was delighted to visit the 'World of Stonehenge' exhibition at the British Museum. The exhibition has been beautifully curated by Dr Neil Wilkin - it is a must see exhibition. Dr Johnathan Williams, Deputy Director at the British Museum with responsibility for Collections and Public Engagement met the delegation