Local News

Tern Hill Task Force

When I learned that the Ministry of Defence had decided that the Royal Irish Regiment would be vacating Clive Barracks at Tern Hill, I invited a number of local councils and agencies to set up a Task Force to ensure that the transition of the site from the MoD in 2020 works for the long term adva

Acquis Communautaire

The Brexit negotiation process is going to require significant expertise and a consistent approach following the successful result of the referendum in June, when 17.4 million people voted to Leave the European Union.

The economy

Next week Parliament returns from its summer recess.  There is plenty to do and I start the upcoming session feeling both positive and optimistic thanks to economic figures released this month.

BT, Openreach and Broadband

Every week, I receive many letters and emails from my constituents telling me about the broadband coverage in their area. Time and again, I learn of slow, unreliable services across north Shropshire.

Local Healthcare & Richmond House Surgery

I have chaired health meetings every two months with health providers, local councils and other interested parties, since the campaign to keep open the local Maternity Unit at Gobowen more than ten years ago. 

Apprenticeships

Owen's fortnightly article in the Oswestry Chronicle

Rural Funding

Owen's fortnightly article in the Oswestry Chronicle