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The UK Economy

Each month the Office for National Statistics publishes data on the UK labour market.

Oswestry Show

Last weekend, I attended the 132nd Oswestry Show at the Park Hall Showground. With attendance estimated at 15,000 the Show is a great exhibition of North Shropshire’s agricultural industry and farming community.

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

Last Friday, it was a real honour to attend the opening of the new state-of-the-art theatre and oncology building at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital by HRH Princess Alexandra.

Road and Rail Campaigns

Late last month, I had a meeting with officials from the Department for Transport in London. I had previously met the Transport Minister, John Hayes, in Parliament to discuss pressing transport and infrastructure projects in North Shropshire, which I campaigned for during the election in June.

Brexit Negotiations

Last week marked a year since 17.4 million people voted to leave the European Union. In February, 494 MPs voted to leave by triggering Article 50.

General Election 2017

It is a great honour to be re-elected to represent the people of North Shropshire for the sixth consecutive time.

The Future of Immigration Policy

The future of immigration policy was one of the most emotive subjects of the Brexit campaign. To the detractors on the Remain side, concerns over immigration amounted to nothing more than racism or xenophobia, but they are nothing of the kind.

Negotiating Brexit

In recent years, the UK has continued to experience a period of robust economic growth, record levels of employment and a falling deficit.

The Great Repeal Bill

Now that the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill has received Royal Assent, the Prime Minister will trigger Article 50 by writing to the European Council before the end of this month. The two year countdown to leaving the EU will then begin, allowing negotiations to start.