24 APR 2017

Chris Backs Friends of Tamworth Castle on Special Year

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has thrown his support behind the Friends of Tamworth Castle who this year are celebrating their 50th anniversary. To recognise this anniversary, the charity is hosting a range of events open to the public including a balloon race, a 60s evening and a Tudor ban...

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20 APR 2017

Chris Welcomes Tougher Penalties for Litter Louts

Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher this week welcomed the Government's new litter strategy which means culprits of littering could be fined up to £150 if caught. At the moment fines for littering are set by local councils and range from £50-£80. In Tamworth the cost of cleaning up li...

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07 APR 2017

Chris Helps Autism Awareness Week

Tamworth's MP Christopher Pincher took part in this year's Autism Awareness Week by helping to raise funds in Sainsbury's on Ventura Park. World Autism Awareness Week takes place each year around the last week of March and aims to raise funds and increase awareness of autism. The National Autistic...

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01 APR 2017

Chris joins support for young entrepreneurs in Tamworth

Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher joined Tamworth's budding entrepreneurs on Saturday at an event in the Ankerside Shopping Centre aimed at supporting young enterprise. Young Enterprise is the United Kingdom's leading charity that empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills. ...

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24 MAR 2017

Chris Hears How M6 Toll Helps Drive Local Economy

Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher last week met Midlands Expressway Ltd (MEL), the company behind the M6 toll road, to hear about its operations in the area. MEL employs 130 people locally and is based just outside Tamworth. The M6 toll was built in 2003 and has seen increased traffic movements each ...

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20 MAR 2017

MP Demands Arkall Farm Re-think

Local MP Christopher Pincher has this week called on the Local Government Department to review the controversial decision to approve Arkall Farm and have it decided by an independent inspector. The application was decided by Lichfield District Council's planning committee at the beginning of March....

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12 FEB 2017

Weekly Video Update: Article 50 Passes Through Commons

Here is my weekly video update. This week I talk about the much publicised bill to withdraw from the EU, which was passed by a majority of nearly 5-1 on Wednesday 8th February. I'm glad that my colleagues voted in the will of 66% of Tamworth's residents and 52% of the country. https://youtu.be/sw...

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10 FEB 2017

Voting against Brexit would be undemocratic and disrespectful says Tamworth MP

Tamworth's MP Christopher Pincher has criticised opposition MPs who seek to disrupt or prevent Brexit as 'undemocratic and disrespectful'. His comments come as the much publicised debate on the bill to withdraw from the EU took place this week which seeks to ensure that Article 50 will be invoked. ...

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26 JAN 2017

New Industrial Strategy seeks to benefit business in Tamworth

Tamworth's MP Christopher Pincher has welcomed the Government's plans for a new modern 'Industrial Strategy' which aims to support businesses in Tamworth and around the country to grow and create more highly paid and skilled jobs. The Industrial Strategy introduces ten 'pillars' – including i...

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22 JAN 2017

Local builder celebrated as one of Britain's best by NHBC

From over 16,000 sites across the UK, the high quality and organisation of Keepers Road in Little Aston by Geoff Hale from Firstpost Homes in Tamworth has been celebrated as part of the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards. The builders winning the award have created homes of outstanding quality and have b...

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13 JAN 2017

Weekly Video Update: Mental Health and Sir Robert Peel Hospital

Happy New Year. This week I outline the Prime Minister's important commitment to combating mental health, and I also discuss what I want to see at the Sir Robert Peel Hospital; including backing the Tamworth Herald's petition to save the Minor Injuries Unit. 

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12 JAN 2017

Chris welcomes Prime Minister's commitment to mental health

Tamworth's MP Christopher Pincher has welcomed new measures to transform the way we approach and deal with mental health so more children and young people receive support and care. As part of a new focus on mental health announced by the Prime Minister last week, there will be new support for every...

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10 JAN 2017

Chris Meets NHS to Discuss Services in Staffordshire

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, together with other local MPs met NHS leaders just before Christmas to discuss potential changes to the area's hospital services. The meeting took place on 23rd December at Queen's Hospital Burton with the Chief Executive of the Burton NHS Hospi...

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19 DEC 2016

Merry Christmas Everyone!

2016, what a year we've had! The year of the largest democratic exercise in British history, the year of a new Prime Minister, and the year Tamworth Cricket Club won promotion to Division One of the Birmingham League; not all, of course, of equal national interest but all of equal excitement in Tamw...

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01 DEC 2016

The Bid Needs You - Local MP Encourages Small Business to Get Involved

Chris this week urges local businesses to get involved in the creation of Tamworth's Business Improvement District (BID). With support from the Council, local businesses and organisations of all sizes and sectors across the town are coming together to establish a Business Improvement District in ...

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25 NOV 2016

Local MP lends support to biggest ever autism awareness campaign

Chris has given his support to The National Autistic Society's Too Much Information campaign which seeks to improve public understanding of autism. The campaign only began in April this year, but since that time the Society claim public understanding of autism has significantly increased. Public po...

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10 NOV 2016

High Court rules Parliament must have say on Article 50: My statement

The Government is disappointed by the High Court's judgment last week. The Government will appeal this judgment and I wholeheartedly support this. The country voted to leave the European Union in a referendum approved by Act of Parliament. The Government is determined to respect the result of the r...

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09 NOV 2016

Weekly Video Update: Donald Trump's election - my view

This week Donald Trump was elected President-elect in the United States. Here I give my view. 

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21 OCT 2016

Cardiac arrest charity promotes benefits of defibrillators in Tamworth

Every single year in the UK, 30,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. Sadly, just less than 1-in-10 survive. It's time to take action.  As part of European Restart a Heart Day, Tamworth's MP Christopher Pincher, visited The Oliver King Foundation at their launch event in Westminster to sh...

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20 OCT 2016

240,000 pounds help start Tamworth businesses

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has welcomed the news published by the Start Up Loans Company (SULCo) that over £240,000 has been loaned to 40 individuals in Tamworth. SULCo, founded in 2012, was set up to support individuals who want to start a business but cannot access traditional so...

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14 OCT 2016

Chris Encourages Young People to Take Up Meningitis Vaccine

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has backed calls by leading UK meningitis charity, Meningitis Now encouraging young people to protect themselves from a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis. Following a worrying increase of 809% in meningococcal (group W) meningitis cases in the past 5 y...

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04 OCT 2016

Chris promotes the recognition of voluntary excellence with Royal award for Voluntary Service

Christopher Pincher, the Member of Parliament for Little Aston, Shenstone & Tamworth, has urged local residents to nominate voluntary groups for the 'Queen's Award for Voluntary Service'. The award, the equivalent of an MBE for volunteer groups, offers a wonderful opportunity for local voluntee...

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26 SEP 2016

Tamworth Sees Business Boom

Christopher yesterday welcomed figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that show the number of people in work in the West Midlands has risen by 184,000 since 2010. The figures also showed more locally that the number of people claiming the key out of work benefits in Tamworth h...

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16 SEP 2016

Staffordshire Leads the Way in Westminster Dog of the Year

A Staffordshire bull terrier last week won the 'paw-blic' vote and was crowned pooch of the people at the Westminster Dog of the Year. He beat over 20 'paw-litical' opponents to scoop the vote following a well-fought social media battle for victory. Sgt Watchman V (pictured) entered the event with ...

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15 SEP 2016

Chris Wears it Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Chris this week showed his support for women affected by breast cancer by dressing up in pink and encouraging Tamworth constituents to take part in the United Kingdom's biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser, wear it pink, on Friday 21 October. wear it pink is back for its 15th year, calling on ...

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14 SEP 2016

Chris Helps Raise Awareness for World Sepsis Day

Chris yesterday attended a reception in Parliament to show his support for efforts to tackle the relatively unknown illness sepsis, which claims the lives of 44,000 people every year in the UK. The event supported World Sepsis Day (13th September), aiming to raise awareness of a condition that kill...

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13 SEP 2016

Chris Launches Shuttington Old Boys Charity Canoe

Today Chris launched a hand-built canoe by the Shuttington Old Boys to raise money for three charities.  The Old Boys (formal name The Wolferstan Arms Philosophical Society) were raising money for the St Giles Hospice, Mary Ann Evans Hospice and RNLI. The oldest paddler was 82 and the you...

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02 MAR 2016

Pincher Questions Business Secretary in the Commons

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, spoke in the House of Commons recently at Business Questions. Mr Pincher took the opportunity to seek clarification from Mr Javid over the work he has done to promote regional growth and create a midlands engine. The Business Secretary resp...

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02 MAR 2016

Pincher Question Iain Duncan Smith in the Commons

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, spoke in the House of Commons recently at the Department of Work and Pensions Questions. Mr Pincher took the opportunity to raise the excellent achievement of new manufacturing firms in Tamworth that are leading to new jobs and apprent...

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22 JAN 2016

New Constituency Office

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has moved his office to new premises just off Lichfield Street. His new address is: The White House 93 Lichfield Street Tamworth B79 7QF All future letters should be posted to this address. His phone number, email address and other conta...

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22 JAN 2016

Small employers in Tamworth urged to prepare for Automatic Enrolment

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has called for business in the town to get ready for the ground-breaking workplace pension reforms that have started to roll out to small and micro employers. Since 2012, some 5.8 million workers have been automatically enrolled into a workpla...

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22 JAN 2016

Pincher Questions Culture Secretary in the Commons

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, spoke in the House of Commons this week at Culture, Media and Sport Questions. Mr Pincher took the opportunity to seek support from the Culture Secretary for Destination Staffordshire's funding bid to the European Regional Development Fund. On 5...

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22 JAN 2016

Pincher Questions Osborne in the Commons

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, spoke in the House of Commons this week at Treasury Questions. Mr Pincher took the opportunity to seek clarification from Mr Osborne over the Chancellor's long term economic plan, and whether the Help to Buy ISA will help people in Tamworth const...

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29 OCT 2015

Christopher Pincher in the Commons this week: Prime Minister's Questions

Christopher Pincher spoke in the House of Commons this week at Prime Minister's Question Time. As Mr Cameron's renegotiation of the UK's relationship with the European Union (EU) gets underway in Iceland, Mr Pincher took the opportunity to seek clarification from the Prime Minister over the options ...

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23 OCT 2015

Christopher Pincher in the Commons this week: English votes for English laws and the Mercia Primary Academy Trust

Christopher Pincher in the Commons this week: English votes for English laws and the Mercia Primary Academy Trust In a Commons debate on Thursday, Christopher Pincher welcomed the planned changes to the Standing Orders of the House, to deliver on a Conservative manifesto commitment of introducing E...

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22 SEP 2015

Christopher Pincher stands up for Tamworth businesses

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has highlighted the importance of certainty for local businesses in order to drive investment. Speaking in the House of Commons last Tuesday, Mr Pincher welcomed the National Insurance Contributions Bill, underlining the work this Government has done in bri...

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10 AUG 2015

Migration Crisis In Calais

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has raised his concern at the ongoing situation in Calais. The Prime Minister announced on Friday that Britain will fund extra fencing and more detection dogs to search vehicles at the approach to Coquelles. This will supplement the £12 million we have al...

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22 JUN 2015

Christopher Pincher welcomes over £1 million invested in sport across Tamworth since 2010

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth' has welcomed the £1.1million investment in local sports clubs since 2010. Sport England reports that it has invested National Lottery and Grant-in-Aid money into a whole range of different sports across Tamworth over the last five years ...

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19 JUN 2015

Pincher welcomes unemployment figures showing another fall in joblessness

Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, has welcomed the latest fall in Tamworth's unemployment figures. Tamworth according to the most recent figures is now in the lowest 4% of unemployment areas across the country. The news that there are just 363 unemployed claimants in the cons...

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10 JUN 2015

Christopher Pincher Calls for Better Use of Robert Peel Hospital

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, has spoken up in Parliament for better use of the facilities at Sir Robert Peel hospital. During the first Health Questions of the new Parliament, he called on Departmental ministers to back him. He said: "Burton hospital trust and the Heart o...

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01 JUN 2015

Christopher Pincher Renews Call for Midlands Powerhouse

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, used his first speech of the new Parliament to call for a "Midlands powerhouse" to compete with the one being planned for the north. In his speech he said that if the Midlands is to compete with Manchester and attract the best skills, good housi...

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30 MAR 2015

Christopher Pincher announces Best Tamworth Competition Winners

Tamworth's best pub, restaurant, shop and market stall as votes for by the public has been announced by Christopher Pincher. He asked local residents to vote in his quest to find the best and most popular traders in the town. Local shops, pubs, restaurants and market stalls were each given bundles...

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20 JAN 2015

Pincher Calls For Better Roads in Amington

  Local MP Christopher Pincher has this week called for action to fill potholes, fix pavements and ensure dropped kerbstones in Amington after visiting residents in Hopley's Farm. The feedback came from one of Mr Pincher's regular "street surgeries" in the area. The number of potholes and ...

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20 JAN 2015

Pincher Welcomes Fall in Over-50s Unemployment in Tamworth

Local MP Christopher Pincher has welcomed the fall in the number of unemployed older people in Tamworth. Since the General Election in 2010, the number of people over the age of 50 claiming the main unemployment benefit in Tamworth is down a massive 80.7%. Many businesses benefit from hiring worke...

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20 JAN 2015

Pincher responds to HEFT consultation

  Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, has responded to the Heart of England Foundation Trust (HEFT) consultation on its "patient first" plans that will affect Good Hope hospital. The Trust is considering developing its hospital sites which include Good Hope, Heartlands a...

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20 JAN 2015

Pincher Hales JLR Success Story

Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, this week welcomed the announcement of 1300 more jobs at Solihull's Jaguar Land Rover Plant as "a vote of confidence in the Midlands". The car maker has just announced that its first sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be built in Britain. Call...

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12 JAN 2015

Pincher & Ellis Discuss Crime Concerns with Stonydelph Residents

Tamworth's MP, Christopher Pincher, last weekend organized a "street surgery" for residents of Fossdale Road, Stonydelph, to meet him and Staffordshire's Police & Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis. The surgery was held in response to local concerns about the extent of low level crime and anti-so...

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04 DEC 2014

Christopher Pincher comments on David Cameron's immigration plans

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, has commented on the latest plans announced by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to curb the number of EU migrants who come to the Britain. The speech made by the Prime Minister last week in Uttoxeter set out his plan...

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04 DEC 2014

Christopher Pincher raises karting track issue in Parliament

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, asked the Leader of the House of Commons, William Hague, for a debate highlight the issues of cross-border planning such as the go-Karting track in North Warwickshire which affects residents of Tamworth. During Business questions Mr Pincher as...

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02 DEC 2014

Christopher Pincher welcomes investment in local road network.

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has welcomed news from the Department for Transport that £1.4bn will be invested in the region's roads creating an estimated 900 new jobs. This investment is part of the Government's wider £15bn 'Road Investment Strategy' announced ...

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24 NOV 2014

MP Thanks Businesses For Attending Local Export Drive Conference

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, this week thanked all the experts and local firms that attended his Export Support Event at Drayton Manor. Eleven local businesses joined the early morning breakfast event to hear from Santander, UK Trade & Investment team from the Foreign Of...

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20 NOV 2014

Pincher Welcomes News from Sir Robert Peel as Trust Delays Changes.

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, has welcomed the announcement from the Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that there will be no change to services at Sir Robert Peel hospital until at least the summer of 2015. Hospital chiefs have put on hold plan...

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With respect to the Trust `marketing the Robert Peel services to the public` I am a member of the public and this has not happened. When I turned up at the minor injuries clinic with a daughter in severe pain from a kidney infection, we were told by the nurse who treated her that we should not have gone there. And my GP practice is telling people to consult a pharmacist in the first instance. 111 directs everyone to Good Hope. The NHS does not have a clear message for the public as where it should go and with what. There are mixed messages coming from all the different first points of contact. This means that it looks as if the minor injuries clinic is under-utilised. It is impossible to park at Good Hope, full stop. It is also too difficult to travel to in any other way. Therefore the Robert Peel minor injuries unit should be the designated place to go and there should be a consistent, across the board message that says so.
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12 NOV 2014

Pincher Welcomes Latest Jobless Fall

Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, has welcomed the latest fall in Tamworth's unemployment figures. There are 672 fewer people claiming Job Seekers Allowance than this time last year and a 42 fewer than in September. There are now just 473 people in Tamworth without work &ndas...

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03 NOV 2014

Pincher Congratulates Local Residents for Stopping Quarry Plan

Member of Parliament for Tamworth and Hopwas, Christopher Pincher, has described Lafarge Tarmac's announcement that it will withdraw its Hopwas Wood quarry plans as "good news and the right decision". Mr Pincher has been campaigning for a rethink since the proposals were announced last month. To d...

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28 OCT 2014

Pincher meets Health Secretary to raise Peel concerns

Last Wednesday Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, secured a private meeting with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP at the Department of Health to highlight his concerns about the proposed change to services at the Robert Peel hospital which are being pursued by the Burton Hospitals ...

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27 OCT 2014

Pincher attends Good Hope services meeting

On Friday Heart of England Foundation Trust officials came to the Holiday Inn Express in Tamworth to talk to local people about proposed changes to services provided at Good Hope hospital. Two information sessions were held on the day with Tamworth's MP, Christopher Pincher who persuaded Heart of E...

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24 OCT 2014

Hopwas MP Stands Up for Hopwas Wood

Tamworth & Hopwas MP, Christopher Pincher, has spoken up on behalf of objectors to the proposals for a quarrying site in Hopwas Wood. He has written to Staffordshire County Council making his objections clear and has delivered hundreds of surveys to local residents in Hopwas to ensure that they...

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20 OCT 2014

New figures show crime has dropped by more than a fifth under this Government

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, was happy to hear that this week new statistics revealed that crime nationally has dropped by more than a fifth under this government. Statistics released by the Office of National Statistics revealed that crime has dropped more than one fifth...

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09 OCT 2014

Pincher secures Good Hope public meeting for Tamworth

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has secured a public consultation meeting for local residents concerned at changes to services at Good Hope hospital. The meeting will take place on Friday 24th October at the Holiday Inn Express, Leisure Island, River Drive, Tamworth, B79 7ND....

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06 OCT 2014

Pincher Joins Fight Against Cancer

Tamworth's MP, Christopher Pincher, is backing Cancer Research UK's 'We will beat cancer sooner' campaign to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. He attended the charity's stand at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham to find out what he can do to beat cancer sooner in Tamwo...

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04 OCT 2014

Pincher welcomes Conservative Conference Pledges to ¬“Secure A Better Future

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, this week welcomed the tax announcements made by David Cameron at the Conservative Party Conference held in Birmingham. The Prime Minister revealed that a Conservative government will increase the lower rate threshold before paying tax from &pou...

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23 SEP 2014

Pincher Meets PM on English Votes for English Laws

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, joined other Conservative MPs to meet David Cameron at Chequers, the Prime Minister's country residence, at the weekend to discuss next steps after the Scottish devolution vote. Mr Pincher was one of a handful of MPs invited by Mr Cameron to h...

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04 SEP 2014

Christopher Pincher holds 3rd Annual Jobs Fair

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, is holding his 3rd Annual Tamworth Jobs Fair which takes place on Saturday 13th September at South Staffordshire College campus in Croft Street between 10am and 1pm.  The Jobs Fair is Sponsored by HSBC Tamworth. Confirmed attendees includ...

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18 AUG 2014

Pincher Joins DL and Tamworth Mayor at Grazier Tribute

  Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, last weekend joined Mayor Cllr Richard Kingstone, Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire James Leavesley and thirty other local people to pay tribute to local hero Colin Grazier at the memorial in the Two Gates street that bears his name....

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04 AUG 2014

Sir David Higgins meets with affected HS2 community groups

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Drayton Bassett, Swinfen, Freeford and Tamworth, last week hosted a meeting between local residents affected by Phase 1 of HS2 and the Chairman of HS2 Ltd, Sir David Higgins. Sir David met residents from Swinfen, Packington and Weeford in Hints v...

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22 JUL 2014

Christopher Pincher backs Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, gave his support at Westminster to the 'Breast Cancer Campaign' spreading the word to help raise the awareness of the illness and increase screening across Tamworth. Commenting Christopher Pincher said: "Breast cancer, along with all other ca...

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22 JUL 2014

Christopher Pincher backs vocational qualifications in Tamworth

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, spoke up for the continued improvement of our vocational education and training in Tamworth. Mr Pincher reaffirmed the need to "focus anew on vocational qualifications". During the debate Mr Pincher highlighted the im...

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22 JUL 2014

Christopher Pincher Welcomes Football Club Award

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has welcomed the news that St John's Junior Football Club has been awarded a grand of £1,500 to help the club start new teams and grow participation in grass roots football. Commenting Mr Pincher said: "The football foundation grants have helped local te...

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21 JUL 2014

Christopher Pincher praises roll out of high speed broadband in Tamworth

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth praises the roll out of the latest phase of fiber optic, high speed broadband in Tamworth to deliver the high speed required for local homes and businesses to deliver growth and jobs. Commenting Christopher Pincher said: "This is another great...

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10 JUL 2014

MP for Little Aston Welcomes Feedback From Local Residents

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth & Little Aston, has welcomed the huge volume of feedback from local people who participated in his recent local residents' survey. The survey asked a range of questions from local issues of concern to national policy issues including membership of the Europea...

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10 JUL 2014

Christopher Pincher welcomes the new ¬‘Home Improvement Fund¬’

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has welcomed the launch of the 'Green Deal Home Improvement Fund' which offers up to £7600 money back for installing energy-saving measures such as insulation and efficient heating systems. Commenting Mr Pincher said: "This new home improvement fund is a...

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03 JUL 2014

CHRISTOPHER PINCHER MP WELCOMES SAVINGS BOOST IN TAMWORTH

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has welcomed radical changes to savings which have come into force this week. From 1st July, millions of savers across the country are able to save three times as much money in their ISAs. As part of the New ISA, the cash limit has gone up from £5,760 in ...

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03 JUL 2014

Christopher Pincher pays tribute to Amington Fête Organisers

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth paid fulsome tribute to the organisers of the Amington Fête held last Saturday. Despite the rain many local people turned out to support their community. Mr Pincher said: "It was great to see the Community Café going strong, Dig-...

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03 JUL 2014

Christopher Pincher speaks up for local jobs in the Commons

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, spoke up for the importance of work during an Opposition Day debate in the House of Commons on the performance of the Department for Work & Pensions. He said the debate reflected "the state of mind" of the Labour P...

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26 JUN 2014

Christopher Pincher says support our soldiers

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, has called on local people to support our soldiers by lining the streets of Tamworth for the 3 Battalion, Mercian Regiment's homecoming parade. Commenting Mr Pincher said: "I hope everyone who can make it will head in...

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26 JUN 2014

Christopher Pincher welcomes cash injection to tackle potholes in Tamworth

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, welcomed the news of additional funding for Staffordshire County Council to take pot holes in across the county and Tamworth. In total £6.7million of additional funding for Staffordshire Highways Authority has be...

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26 JUN 2014

Local MPs tackle Minister on Hospital Funding

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth & Mile Oak together Burton MP Andrew Griffiths met Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter earlier this month to discuss issues at the Burton NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust which runs the Sir Robert Peel hospital in Fazeley. Mr Pincher also organize...

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24 JUN 2014

Christopher Pincher welcomes Regional Growth Fund

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, encourages local business to apply for 'Round 6' of the Regional Growth Fund which opens this week for bids for a share of more than £200million available to businesses to help them grow and create jobs. Commenti...

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19 JUN 2014

Christopher Pincher encourages further apprenticeship placements

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, welcomed the news of 450 new apprentice placements in Tamworth, up from 390 in the previous year. Commenting Mr Pincher said: "We know that University is not for everyone and pupils leaving school should have real cho...

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16 JUN 2014

Christopher Pincher celebrates further local employment success

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, welcomed figures released this week which show unemployment in Tamworth continues to fall below last month's record low. Figures published last week by the ONS show that the number of unemployed claimants in Tamworth constituency in May 2014 w...

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12 JUN 2014

Christopher Pincher Celebrates Local Firms¬’ Success

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament Tamworth and surrounding villages, has given a big welcome to the news that the West Midlands continues to be the top region for overseas growth. Latest figures released from Her Majesties Revenue and Customs (HMRC) show that West Midlands exports are up to...

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12 JUN 2014

Christopher Pincher Congratulates 21 new Home Owners in Tamworth

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament Tamworth and surrounding villages, has welcomed the news for more than 27,000 people around the country, including 21 in Tamworth, that home ownership has become a reality thanks to the Government's 'Help to Buy scheme'. Mr Pincher said: "The recession und...

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12 JUN 2014

MP Delivers Harlaston Surgery Invitation

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Harlaston, Edingale & Tamworth, will hold his next village surgery at Harlaston village hall on Saturday 14th June. Local residents are invited to drop in for a cup of tea and a chat between 11am and 1pm. Mr Pincher said: "I regularly hold village...

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10 JUN 2014

Christopher Pincher backs Tamworth in the Queen¬’s Speech Debate

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, welcomed the Queen's Speech in the recent debate on Jobs describing the speech as "good news for my town, and this Queen's Speech is good news for Tamworth" as taxes look to continue to reduce. Speaking in the Queens S...

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15 MAY 2014

MP welcomes fall in Tamworth unemployment

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, welcomed figures released this week which show unemployment in Tamworth has fallen once again to a new decade low level. Figures published by the ONS show that the number of unemployed claimants in Tamworth constituency in April 2014 was 851. ...

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01 MAY 2014

Pincher Defies Government to Oppose HS2

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, this week voted against the Government's proposals for a new high speed railway through Staffordshire. The HS2 Bill was debated in Parliament and received the support of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties. But forty one MPs...

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17 APR 2014

Christopher Pincher welcomes the announcement of a new Automotive and Engineering Hub in Tamworth

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, welcomed the announcement of a new Automotive and Engineering Hub (AEH) at Torc Vocational Centre. The AEH is part of a £2million funding boost from the County Council and the City Deal to meet the demands of the...

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17 APR 2014

Christopher Pincher welcomes latest inflation figures

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, welcomed figures released this week which shows, for the first time since the recession, wages are rising faster than inflation. Figures published by the ONS show that the average wage in Britain increased by 1.7% up from 1.4% in January. At ...

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17 APR 2014

MP welcomes fall in Tamworth unemployment

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, welcomed figures released this week which show unemployment in Tamworth has fallen once again to a new medium term low. Figures published by the ONS show that the number of unemployed claimants in Tamworth constituency in March 2014 was 968. ...

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10 APR 2014

Pincher Secures a meeting with Health Minister on Peel Hospital

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth & Mile Oak, has secured a meeting with Dr Daniel Poulter MP, Minister for Health, to discuss the Burton Hospitals NHS Trust Foundation which runs the Sir Robert Peel hospital. The minister made the commitment during a specially organised Ad...

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09 APR 2014

Pincher calls on PM to champion Tamworth¬’s businesses

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, back next week's 'Export Week' (7-11 April) supported by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) to help ensure that Tamworth remains the place in the Midlands to set up a firm and encourage businesses to grow and expand into ne...

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08 APR 2014

Pincher welcomes income tax for 38,199 hard working people of Tamworth

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament Tamworth and surrounding villages, has welcomed the recently introduced tax for hardworking people in the Tamworth constituency. The personal allowance rose to £10,000 from last Sunday on 6th April taking 346 people in Tamworth have been taken out of ...

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05 APR 2014

Pincher Vows to Vote Against HS2

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Hopwas & Tamworth, has made clear that he will vote against HS2 legislation when it is debated in the House of Commons at the end of April. The "Second Reading" of the Bill (when the principle of the legislation is discussed) will be held on ...

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04 APR 2014

Pincher Holds Peel Hospital Debate in House of Commons

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, this week raised concerns about potential services changes at the Sir Robert Peel hospital on the floor of the House of Commons. He did so in a specially organised Adjournment Debate attended by Health Minister Daniel Poulter MP entitled "Reco...

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26 MAR 2014

Pincher calls on PM to champion Tamworth¬’s businesses

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, last week called on David Cameron to visit Tamworth to congratulate Tamworth Council and local businesses for making Tamworth the place in the Midlands to set up a firm. Speaking in Prime Minister's Questions Mr Pincher said: "This week, BMW ...

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18 MAR 2014

Christopher Pincher calls for a debate on science and technology skilling

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, has called for a debate on science and technology skilling as his own research has found that 35% of businesses polled across the Tamworth constituency are concerned about the science and technology skills in new recrui...

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17 MAR 2014

Tamworth¬’s St George¬’s day celebration wins ¬“nationwide¬” recognition from government minister

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, raised Tamworth's St George's Day celebrations in the Chamber of the House of Commons describing the highly successful event as a "great day out for all the family and a boon to local businesses". He invited Ed Vaizey MP, Parliamentary Underse...

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11 MAR 2014

Christopher Pincher MP: Superfast broadband arriving in rural Staffordshire

Tamworth's surrounding villages in Lichfield District are on track to get the superfast broadband they need to help deliver jobs and boost growth after the EU gave the roll out of high speed broadband across rural areas the green light. Thanks to the efficient work of Staffordshire County Council r...

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20 FEB 2014

Pincher is quizzed at Tamworth 6th Form Question Time

Last Friday Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, joined by teacher Ian Hollinshead and three students, Chloe White, James Leeson and Sonia Wright, For a "Question Time" panel at Tamworth 6th Form. The format mirrored the popular BBC politics show where panellists were quizzed by ...

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20 FEB 2014

Local MP works with local residents to combat Tamworth floods

Tamworth has suffered its own flooding problems and Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, has been working with local farmers to mitigate the current effects and prevent future flooding where possible. Mr Pincher commented: "The floods across the country ...

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10 FEB 2014

Pincher backs the creation of Jobs at Bombardier

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, welcomes the government's announcement to award the £1bn Crossrail contract to Bombardier, the Derby based manufacturing company. Mr Pincher commented: "This is great news for British manufacturing and continues the upward trend we are se...

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29 JAN 2014

Pincher backs Staffordshire County Council's 'Let's Talk Jobs' campaign in Tamworth

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, is backing the 'Let's Talk Jobs' initiative run by Staffordshire County Council. The programme, aimed at 14-24 year olds, brings together a range of organisations that can help to make a difference to people wanting to improve their skills and j...

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28 JAN 2014

Christopher Pincher asks the Prime Minister to visit growing companies in Tamworth

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, last week asked the Prime Minister if he would visit the many companies in Tamworth who are recruiting, creating jobs for the people of Tamworth and if he would encourage other companies in the local area to do the same. Mr Pincher took the oppo...

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28 JAN 2014

Christopher Pincher quizzes Foreign Secretary on free movement within the European Union and Benefit Tourism

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, last week asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affaires, William Hague, what discussions he has recently had on reforming the principle free movement within the EU and cutting down on potential benefit tourism from other Euro...

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11 DEC 2013

Christopher Pincher grills the Deputy Prime Minister in Prime Ministers Questions

Last week Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Drayton Bassett, Weeford and Tamworth quizzed the Deputy Prime Minster, Nick Clegg, who was standing in for the Prime Minster, on HS2 during PMQs. Mr Pincher raised concerns over the clarity and consistency of the information given out b...

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11 DEC 2013

Autumn Statement shows that Britains economic plan is working

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the Autumn Statement this week which confirms that Britain's economic plan is working. The Government sets out the next steps in its long-term economic plan to help hardworking people. The Autumn Statement sets out the Governments plans to secure the eco...

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10 DEC 2013

MPs Salary

Commenting on the recommendation by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) that MPs salaries should be increased by 11% MP for Tamworth Christopher Pincher said: "I cannot see how this increase can be justified in this time of continued austerity. IPSA have promised a further con...

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25 NOV 2013

Conservatives are taking action to reduce Energy Bills now

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, supports action to help reduce household energy bills immediately by rolling back green levies, making it easier for people to switch suppliers and putting people on the lowest tariffs. As a Member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Commi...

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15 NOV 2013

The Benefit Cap is fixing the welfare system in the West Midlands

Christopher Pincher, the Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has highlighted new figures that show that 1,601 households in the West Midlands have had their benefits capped in line with average earnings since April. The new figures show that 19,000 households have had their benefits capped nationall...

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15 NOV 2013

MP welcomes fall in Tamworth unemployment

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, welcomed figures released this week which show unemployment in Tamworth has fallen once again and continues to fall this year. Figures published by the ONS show that the number of unemployed claimants in Tamworth constituency in October 2013 w...

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11 NOV 2013

MP Supports Rural Fair Share Petition in Parliament

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Elford, Edingale & Tamworth, last week presented a parliamentary petition to ensure rural communities receive adequate funding from government. The petition was raised amongst rural communities near Shenstone, Hints and Stonnall and sent to Mr Pinch...

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31 OCT 2013

Tamworth MP calls for the removal of green levies to cut energy bills

Christopher Pincher MP, Member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, has called for a cut in green taxes and measures to increase competition within the energy market to help reduce energy bills. Mr Pincher scrutinised the "Big Six" Energy Companies this week in a high profile session ...

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30 OCT 2013

MP backs ¬“Small Business Saturday¬”

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, praised the work of Tamworth Borough Council in supporting local businesses in the town centre by offering free market stalls for traders and free car parking for customers during business questions in the House of Commons this week. In the Ho...

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28 OCT 2013

MP Welcomes Fall in Tamworth Unemployment

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, welcomed figures released this week which show unemployment in Tamworth has fallen once again and is now at its lowest level since before the recession. Figures published by the ONS show that the number of unemployed claimants in Tamworth cons...

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17 OCT 2013

MP supports Guide Dogs street clutter campaign

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, helps to raise awareness for the Guide Dogs 'Streets Ahead Campaign' aiming to keep streets from clutter which is a major hindrance for guide dogs. Street clutter such as shop advertising and outdoor seating is a major problem for blind pedest...

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15 OCT 2013

Christopher Pincher welcomes over 150 jobseekers to the Jobs Fair

Last weekend Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, welcomed over 150 job seekers to his jobs fair, in partnership with Tamworth College and the Tamworth Herald. The Jobs fair gave an opportunity for local job seekers to meet and talk with companies seeking to take on new recruits....

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14 OCT 2013

MP Calls for Action to Improve Literacy & Numeracy in Tamworth

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has called for action to improve levels of literacy and numeracy across Tamworth in a debate in the House of Commons last week. The debate led by Conservative MP Caroline Dineage called on the House of Commons to recognise that with one in six...

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12 OCT 2013

Kudos Is Tamworth¬’s Winner in Parliament¬’s Tiffin Cup

Kudos restaurant in Fazeley came close to scooping up a prestigious food award last week when it was declared runner up in Parliament's Tiffin Cup competition. The challenge to find Britain's best south Asian restaurant was the brain child of three Members of Parliament, Keith Vaz, Labour MP for...

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10 OCT 2013

Christopher Pincher welcomes investment at Upper Gungate

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has welcomed news from the Department for Transport that Upper Gungate will receive an additional £1.37m investment to ease congestion as part of the Government’s ‘Pinch Point’ funding programme.   Mr Pincher ...

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09 OCT 2013

Christopher Pincher welcomes Jaguar Land Rover, National Express and John Lewis to his Jobs Fair

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has welcomed the excellent news that three further national companies - Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), National Express and John Lewis - will be attending Tamworth’s second Jobs Fair where they hope to find enthusiastic new employees and ap...

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07 OCT 2013

Conservative Party Conference 2013: For Hardworking People in Tamworth

Last week the Conservative Party gathered in Manchester for its annual party conference. This Conference was about setting the agenda for another 12 months of Government and reflecting on what this Conservative led Government has achieved since the General Election. As MPs now return to Parliament ...

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03 OCT 2013

Christopher Pincher calls on jobseekers to come to Jobs Fair

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, this week is calling on local job seekers to visit his Jobs Fair which takes place on Saturday 12th October at South Staffordshire College campus in Croft Street. The Fair will run between 10am and 2pm and will host a variety of local and nati...

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23 SEP 2013

Christopher Pincher welcomes latest crime statistics

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, welcomed the latest Office of National Statistics records which show a dramatic reduction in the number of crimes committed in Tamworth. The number of burglaries is down by 23%, arson down 44%m sexual offences down 18%...

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18 SEP 2013

Christopher Pincher attends Tamworth¬’s Battle of Britain Service

Christopher Pincher MP attended Tamworth Battle of Britain Service at St Editha's Church to mark the 73rd Anniversary of the biggest air battle in our history. Tamworth MP, Christopher Pincher, said: "We should be very proud of the service all our Armed Forces personnel give to our country. But e...

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17 SEP 2013

Christopher Pincher Hosts More Village Surgeries

Local MP Christopher Pincher continues to hold his village surgeries around his constituency in Lichfield District. The latest surgeries were held in Harlaston, Hints, Hopwas and Drayton Bassett with surgeries still to come in Clifton Campville, Elford, Edingale, Shenstone, Stonnall and Little Asto...

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16 SEP 2013

Tamworth MP makes pledge in the fight against dementia

Christopher Pincher MP has pledged to take action to support the 800,000 people living with dementia across the UK. The MP for Tamworth joined 200 other MPs and representatives from Alzheimer's Society in Portcullis House, Westminster to help make their constituency dementia friendly so people with...

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12 SEP 2013

Christopher Pincher Calls for businesses to sign up for local Jobs Fair

Last year in conjunction with the South Stafford College, the Tamworth Herald and Drayton Manor Park Christopher Pincher MP organised a successful Tamworth Jobs Fair at College campus in Croft Street. The event helped put hundreds of job seekers directly in touch with local employers and resulted in...

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12 SEP 2013

Christopher Pincher welcomes 1700 new jobs at Jaguar Land Rover

Solihull based car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has announced 1700 new jobs as part of their £1.5bn expansion plan. This latest round of job creation brings the total number of new jobs to 11,000 in the past three years. Before the last general election there was a real threat that JLR migh...

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27 AUG 2013

Christopher Pincher Joins The Scarecrows!

Elford's famous scarecrow festival took place over the bank holiday weekend and this year was bigger and better than ever. Sixty scarecrows, made by villagers, formed a trail around the village for visitors to find with many carefully made, and ingenious, mannequins on show. Characters from Les Mi...

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19 AUG 2013

Christopher Pincher congratulates pupils at Landau Forte Academy 6th Form Tamworth on their fantastic A-Level Results.

This week Tamworth students received their A-level results with an overall pass rate of 98% with 68% of the pupils receiving top grades. Mr Pincher said: "Congratulations to all of the pupils and staff at Landau 6th Form - two years of hard work has finally paid off giving the students the best po...

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17 AUG 2013

Christopher Pincher welcomes the County Council¬’s Think2 scheme which offers 15 hour free childcare

Staffordshire County Council this week launched their ‘think2’ scheme designed for parents with 2 year old children who want to train or get back into work.   The new Think2 scheme means that from September 2013, eligible families will be able to claim 15 hours free childcare...

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13 AUG 2013

Christopher Pincher welcomes £331,475 Olympic Legacy funding for Tamworth Primary Schools

Tamworth primary schools are set to receive an additional £331,475 in additional funding to support physical education as part of the Olympic legacy. The additional school funding will be ring-fenced to ensure the funds can only be spent on delivering first class physical education for pri...

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19 JUL 2013

Christopher Pincher welcomes further fall in unemployment

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that unemployment in Tamworth has fallen once again under this Government. The number of unemployed claimants in Tamworth constituency in June 2013 was 373 lower than in June 2012 and 105 lower than in May 2013. This represents a 21.4 per ...

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01 JUL 2013

Christopher Pincher votes against HS2 Paving Bill

On Wednesday 26th June, Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Weeford, Drayton Bassett and Tamworth, chose to vote against his own party line and against the HS2 Paving Bill when it was debated in the House of Commons.   The Paving Bill is designed to provide funds for the ...

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27 JUN 2013

Christopher Pincher leads delegation to meet McLoughlin

On Tuesday 25th June, Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Weeford, Drayton Bassett and Tamworth, lead a delegation of local people to meet Transport Secretary Patrick Mcloughlin MP to discuss their concerns about the impact of HS2 on their communities. Representatives from Hints, D...

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20 JUN 2013

Christopher Pincher attends HS2 Road-Show at Hints Village Hall

On Tuesday 18th June, Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Weeford, Drayton Bassett and Tamworth attended the HS2 Road-Show in Hints village hall as part of the Draft Environmental Statement Consultation. The Environmental Statement sets out the fine details of the construction phase...

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19 JUN 2013

Christopher Pincher leads delegation to meet McLoughlin

On Tuesday 25th June, Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Weeford, Drayton Bassett and Tamworth, will lead a delegation of local people to meet Transport Secretary Patrick Mcloughlin MP to discuss their concerns about the impact of HS2 on their communities.   Representati...

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17 JUN 2013

Christopher Pincher Supports the expansion of Birmingham airport

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surround in villages, this week discussed the expansion of Birmingham airport on the Sunday Politics show. Mr Pincher supports the plans for the airport development and the re-opening of the Whitacre link – reducing the time between T...

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14 JUN 2013

Christopher Pincher welcomes greater say for local communities over wind farms

Changes introduced by Conservatives this month will help shift the balance of power and strengthen community power against unwanted onshore wind turbine proposals that have threatened local communities in Lichfield District and Tamworth Borough. These changes will:      ...

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12 JUN 2013

Christopher Pincher welcomes continued fall in Tamworth unemployment

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has welcomed the latest numbers showing further falls in local unemployment. Figures released today show that the number of JSA claimants in May stood at 1461 (3% of the potential workforce), a fall of 360 on claimants in May 2012. The month ...

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12 JUN 2013

Christopher Pincher MP: supports the right to buy scheme and encourages council tenants to take advantage

The right to buy scheme encourages those who are council tenants to buy their properties at a reduced cost. The scheme was launched April last year and offered its tenants up to £75,000 discount.   Chris Pincher said:   “The right to buy scheme is a fantastic initiative...

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03 JUN 2013

Pincher Congratulates New Councillors in Fazeley.

​ Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and Fazeley has congratulated the two new councillors for Fazeley ward - Cllr Doug Pullen of Lichfield District Council and Cllr Alex Farrell of Fazeley Town Council who won election la...

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31 MAY 2013

Pincher Launches Troop's Shoe Box Campaign

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has launched a local campaign to pack welfare boxes for our local battalion 3 Mercian, while in Afghanistan in Christmas 2013 and early 2014. Christopher is working with the Staffordshire Regiment Museum, Tamworth Herald, local residents, orga...

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30 APR 2013

Christopher Pincher MP hands over fifty page petition opposing the Sir Robert Peel parking charges

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surround in villages, this week handed in a petition signed by 2000 people who oppose the newly introduced parking charges at Sir Robert Peel Hospital. Mr Pincher also met with Helen Ashley, Chief Executive of Burton NHS Foundation Trust, h...

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25 APR 2013

Christopher Pincher MP: Help Veterans Commemorate 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has called on the Ministry of Defence to help Normandy Veterans commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-day in 1944 by providing support for their families and carers to make what may well be their final trip to Normandy to pay their respects ...

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25 APR 2013

Pincher Asks Minister to Support Town¬’s Health Kick

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, spoke up for local groups who are working to help curb Tamworth's obesity concerns. During Health Questions in the House of Commons Mr Pincher asked the Parliamentary Under Secretary for Health, Dr Daniel Poulter to "s...

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09 APR 2013

Lady Thatcher 1925-2013

I became a Conservative because of the miners' strike thirty years ago. I remember just as vividly now, as I did then, how wrong it felt that a gang of unelected men should try to hold the country, and its elected government, to ransom without any ballot of their union's membership. They called th...

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Well said! The facts are not rehearsed enough. Not enough people know that Scargill lost three ballots on a national strike before he decided to tear up the rule-book. People forget that most miners in the Midlands and North Wales didn't go on strike. They also forget about the other mining union, NACODS, whose members were physically attacked because they voted differently. Even Communist Mick McGahey thought that Scargill went too far with the violence, but this is never said. Most of the media give too much slack to the striking miners, even if they are prepared to criticise the monster Scargill.
- Ed

I can remember my granny being terrified and in the dark in her little bungalow just outside London miles away from us. Not knowing whether she was going to have heat it light. I remember my dearest friend who died in a car crash at 17 years old not being buried for three months because of strikes. Operations cancelled No post and telephones when there was no e mail or mobile phones . I remember typing in gloves by candlelight in my office (that wouldn't happen now) . She was wonderful she stopped the rot. No argument. The miners etc bought it on themselves. That's why I am a conservative too
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05 APR 2013

Pincher comments on the budget and what this means for Tamworth

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages has welcomed the Budget announcement last week. Mr Pincher said: "This Budget rewards those who aspire to work hard and get on. It is for those who want to own a home, get their first job, start a business, or save for...

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05 APR 2013

Pincher Thanks Beanie Hat Knitting Brigade

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Elford, Edingale & Little Aston, last week joined 74 hardy knitters who braved arctic conditions to take part in the handover of knitted beanie hats to the 3rd Mercian battalion (The Staffords). The handover took place at the Staffordshire...

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21 MAR 2013

Christopher Pincher demands more accountability in the NHS

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, spoke up in favour of transparency and accountability in a House of Commons debate on the NHS last week. In the debate Mr Pincher called for the Government to examine closely the Francis Report into the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal and e...

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21 MAR 2013

Christopher Pincher comments on the HS2 Judicial Review Response

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Drayton Basset, and Tamworth has commented on the HS2 Judicial Review announced on Friday. A High-Court ruling found the consultation on compensation was conducted unlawfully after hundreds were 'mis-placed' and not counted. Mr Pincher said: "Th...

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12 MAR 2013

Christopher Pincher Launches Petition against Peel Parking Charges

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, this week launched a petition calling on patients, relatives and staff of the Sir Robert Peel hospital, together with local residents, to sign a petition against the proposed introduction parking charges at the hospital...

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This is an absurd idea! motorists will just start and dump their cars ect around the green and manor road which will over crowd the narrow streets.If put into play and cars do get dumped anywhere yellow lines will have to be daubed everywhere and permits issued to residents like elswhere around the country.Very very bad idea!!!!!!!!!!
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12 MAR 2013

Christopher Pincher thanks William Hill for St Giles Hospice

Member of Parliament for Tamworth and local villages, Christopher Pincher, last week handed over a donation cheque to the Lynn Shiel of St Giles Hospice from Tamworth's William Hill bookmakers in the town centre. The donation was made following a survey Mr Pincher undertook in February. All procee...

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05 MAR 2013

Christopher Pincher criticises planned car parking charges at Peel Hospital

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, this week called on Burton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to provide more detail on its reasons for charging patients, visitors and staff to use the car park. He has asked them to reconsider their decision. The Trust s...

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11 FEB 2013

Christopher Pincher calls for debate on Mid Staffs ¬“scandal¬”

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, last week called for an urgent debate on the care scandal at Mid Staffs hospital, revealed in full detail by the Francis Report published last Wednesday. The Report revealed how for years during the last decade, patients were routinely neglect...

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11 FEB 2013

Chris Pincher and Staffordshire MPs Welcome Producers to Westminster for the Staffordshire Food and Drink Festival

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Elford & Edingale, welcomed more than 20 producers from across the county to celebrate Staffordshire's Food and Drink Festival in Westminster, including Tamworth's own, Suncream Dairies, The Malted Waffle Company, Packington Pork and Peter ...

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31 JAN 2013

Tamworth and Lichfield MPs Diary Date with Secretary of State for Transport

Tamworth and Lichfield MPs Diary Date with Secretary of State for Transport Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Drayton Bassett & Tamworth together with Michael Fabricant, Member of Parliament for Lichfield, this morning met Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State for Transpo...

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14 JAN 2013

New traineeships to give our young people the skills they need to compete in the job race

New traineeships to give our young people the skills they need to compete in the job race Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has welcomed new plans to set up a Traineeship Programme for young people. The new programme, announced by Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock MP, will provide young people ...

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10 JAN 2013

Cameron Calls In Help For Drive Assist

Cameron Calls In Help For Drive Assist David Cameron has intervened personally to ensure redundant employees from the collapsed car hire giant, Drive Assist, get the help they need to get back into work. Following his meeting with Tamworth's MP, Christopher Pincher, just before Christmas, the Prim...

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10 JAN 2013

Pincher welcomes Government help to keep the poorest warm this winter

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has welcomed £360,759 of funding for Staffordshire County Council to help keep the poorest people in the local area warm this winter. This investment comes from the Government's "Warm Homes Healthy People" fund which invited local author...

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10 JAN 2013

Christopher Pincher MP: Government is helping disabled people into work

Christopher Pincher MP: Government is helping disabled people into work The Government has recently announced more support for small businesses and disabled entrepreneurs to pay for specialised equipment and to cover the other costs facing disabled people in work. Businesses with more than 49 empl...

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03 JAN 2013

Christopher Pincher MP: Superfast broadband is one step closer in Staffordshire

Christopher Pincher MP: Superfast broadband is one step closer in Staffordshire As 2013 dawns, Tamworth's surrounding villages in Lichfield District are on track to get the superfast broadband it needs to help deliver jobs and boost growth after the EU gave the roll out of high speed broadband acr...

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03 JAN 2013

Christopher Pincher Welcomes New Immigration Controls

Christopher Pincher Welcomes New Immigration Controls. Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, has welcomed new policies announced by the Home Secretary to combat immigration abuses and to cut net migration still further. At the end of last year Theresa May set out new plans to exten...

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02 JAN 2013

Pincher thanks all the people who have helped knit hats for our troops

Pincher thanks all the people who have helped knit hats for our troops. Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Elford, Edingale & Little Aston, has offered a heartfelt thanks to everyone that has knitted a beanie hat in aid of local troops from 3rd Mercian battalion (The Staffo...

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02 JAN 2013

Christopher Pincher MP: Cutting taxes for 34,224 in Tamworth will help strivers

Christopher Pincher MP: Cutting taxes for 34,224 in Tamworth will help strivers New research has revealed that Conservatives in Government are cutting taxes for 34,224 people in Tamworth constituency in April next year. The Government will lift 1,711 local households out of tax altogether. The Go...

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19 DEC 2012

Pincher speaks out about the collapse of Drive Assist in Tamworth

Pincher speaks out about the collapse of Drive Assist in Tamworth. Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, spoke out today about the collapse of Drive Assist describing it as a "tragic blow and at the worst possible time for the employers of drive assist." ...

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05 DEC 2012

Pincher: Autumn Statement great news for West Midlands and Tamworth

Pincher: Autumn Statement great news for West Midlands and Tamworth The economic recovery is taking longer because the damage is worse than we feared. But the economy is healing. The last thing we could do is put all this progress at risk and attempt to borrow less by borrowing more. We cannot turn...

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04 DEC 2012

Tamworth and North Warwickshire MPs meet with Transport Minister to Discuss HS2

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament to Hints, Drayton Bassett & Tamworth together with Dan Byles, Member of Parliament for North Warwickshire, met with Simon Burns MP, Minister of State for Transport to discuss their concerns relating to HS2. On the agenda was the latest compensation pack...

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27 NOV 2012

Pincher Speaks up on the Cost of Living

Last week Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, spoke up in the House of Commons about the rising cost of living. In a debate on fuel prices, Mr Pincher condemned the massive increase in people living in fuel poverty between 2004 and 2010 linked to the inc...

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27 NOV 2012

Mercian Regiment Colonel to Meet Local MPs

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, together with other local Conservative MPs, is to meet the Colonel of the Mercian Regiment, Major General A. R. D. Sharpe OBE, to discuss the future of the regiment. Of particular concern is the treatment of the 3rd Battalion (the Staffords) f...

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16 NOV 2012

Pincher donates to local Scout Group

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, met with 6th Tamworth Scout Group (Amington) this week to hand over a donation of £100. Mr Pincher recently completed an opinion survey and was awarded a cheque for a charity of his choice. He met the Scouts and...

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16 NOV 2012

Pincher Delighted with Opening of the new Sainsbury¬’s Exit

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, says he is delighted at by the completion of the new car park exit at Sainsbury's. Plans for the new car park exit were approved in the summer and work began in early October. The congestion issues are of real concern ...

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16 NOV 2012

Pincher and Byles join forces again to oppose wind turbine

Two local MPs have continued their campaign against a wind turbine proposal near the service station at junction 10 of the M42. Christopher Pincher (Tamworth) and Dan Byles (North Warwickshire) have both written to the Planning Inspectorate outlining their concerns for the appeal application of the...

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16 NOV 2012

Pincher speaks for pubs in the Beer Duty Escalator debate

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, spoke up for local pubs in the beer duty escalator debate in the House of Commons last week. The debate led by Andrew Griffiths, MP for neighbouring Burton upon Trent, called for a cut in the amount of tax consumers pa...

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12 NOV 2012

Pincher Launches Export Support Event

Tamworth's MP, Christopher Pincher, has launched a Staffordshire Export Support Event called "New Markets : New Horizons". Mr Pincher said, "This event is being run with the UK Trade and Investment team and Staffordshire County Council and is open to any company that wants to trade overseas but nee...

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01 NOV 2012

Pincher opposes Wall wind turbine application

Pincher opposes Wall wind turbine application Christopher Pincher, the Member of Parliament for Shenstone, Wall & Tamworth, has made clear his objection to the proposed wind turbine near the Letocetum Roman site in Wall. In response to the application for the proposed wind turbine at Wall Mr P...

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01 NOV 2012

Pincher quizzes Sectary of State for Transport on the future of the West Coast Main Line.

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, in the House of Commons this week intervened on the new Sectary of State for Transport, Patrick McLouglin, about the future of the Future of the West Coast Main (WCML) during a ministerial statement on the franchise. M...

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01 NOV 2012

Local MPs write to Mercians Colonel on The Staffords

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, together with Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant, and other local Conservative MPs, has drafted a joint letter to the Colonel of the Mercian Regiment urging him to preserve the name of The Staffords. The Conservative MPs had heard that the Mercian...

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01 NOV 2012

Christopher Pincher welcomes students from Landau Forte Academy 6th Form Centre to Parliament

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, this week welcomed 13 politics students from Landau Forte Academy 6th Form Centre on a tour of Parliament followed by a question and answer session. Mr Pincher said: "I thoroughly enjoyed meeting students from Landau Forte 6th Form. The stud...

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26 OCT 2012

Christopher Pincher Launches Jobs Fair

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, is is holding a Jobs fair at Tamworth College. The fair will take place at the Tamworth campus, Croft Street on Friday 2nd November 2012, from 10am until 4pm. The event is aimed at bringing employers with job vac...

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22 OCT 2012

Pincher Supports Local Road Improvements in Wall

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Wall, Shenstone and Tamworth, has said he is delighted with the news that much required improvements to the A5/A514 Island have been announced by new Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. This wee...

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22 OCT 2012

Pincher Backs Virgin Stop-Gap

Commenting on the announcement that Virgin will continue to run the West Coast Mainline franchise for the next nine months before a long term decision is announced, the Member of Parliament for Elford, Edingale & Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, said: "This is reassuring news for all rail users...

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04 OCT 2012

Christopher Pincher is Pleased With the Action Taken Over Ventura Retail Park.

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, is pleased to with the announcement that a new car park exit at the Jolly Sailor Retail Park will be opened as early as November. Work on a second exit at the Jolly Sailor Retail Park was approved in the summer and is set to start the week beg...

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04 OCT 2012

Pincher Meets with David Laws to Discuss School Funding

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, today met with David Laws, Minister of State for Schools, to discuss school funding reforms. Mr Pincher Joined Staffordshire County Councillors and five other local MPs to discuss the future of schools funding to ensure that Tamworth gets the ...

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04 OCT 2012

Pincher and Byles Join Forces To Oppose Wind Turbine

Two local MPs have joined forces against a wind turbine proposal near the service station at junction 10 of the M42. Christopher Pincher (Tamworth) and Dan Byles (North Warwickshire) have written to their respective councils to make clear they do not believe more wind farm applications our right fo...

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02 OCT 2012

Pincher Kicks off the Midlands Walk to Cure Diabetes 5Km walk

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, kicked off 'The Midlands Walk to Cure Diabetes' 5km walk last Sunday at Drayton Manor Theme Park. The event was organised by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) which aims to find a cure and support famili...

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30 AUG 2012

Christopher Pincher writes to FirstGroup Chief Executive

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has written to the Chief Executive of FirtsGroup, Tim O'Toole, seeking assurances about the level of service the company will provide its customers when it takes responsibility from Virgin for the West Coast Main Line franchise. FirstGroup won...

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25 JUL 2012

Ivory Tusk pipped to the post in Tiffin Challenge

For the third year running a Tamworth restaurant has just missed out on winning the prestigious Tiffin Cup awarded to Britain's best South Asian eatery. Instead the Ivory Tusk on Coleshill Road, Fazeley scooped a "highly commended" award from Keith Vaz MP, co Chair of the Cup Committee. The cup is...

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24 JUL 2012

Pincher says Britons will be 'shocked' by EU interference

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, said in the House of Commons last week that the British people will be "shocked" by the extent of the interference from the European Union in our domestic affairs. Mr Pincher was responding to the announcement by the Foreign Secretary, William...

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23 JUL 2012

Pincher Condemns Olympic Strikes

This is the letter I am sending to anyone that contacts me in support of the Home Office staff that are planning to strike on the eve of the Olympic Games this Thursday.

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09 JUL 2012

Christopher Pincher Backs British Legion Beanie Knitters

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth has been putting his knitting skills to the test whilst launching beanie hat knitting campaign for our soldiers in Afghanistan. The knitting pattern, supplied by the Royal British Legion, is available to anyone who wants to help knit the hats w...

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08 JUL 2012

Christopher Pincher speaks up for Services in House of Commons

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, spoke up for local servicemen and women in a Defence Reform debate in the House of Commons last week. He stressed the importance of Tamworth as a recruiting ground for the 3rd battalion (formerly the Staffordshire Regiment) Mercian Regiment. Mr...

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07 JUL 2012

Christopher Pincher urges local residents to track crime outcomes on Police.uk

Christopher Pincher urges local residents to track crime outcomes on Police.uk Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, has welcomed a major immigration overhaul which will help stop foreign criminals using human rights laws to dodge deportation. The new rules also ensure that only mi...

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29 JUN 2012

Christopher Pincher MP Welcomes the Chancellor¬’s statement to postpone the 3p rise in Fuel Duty

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, welcomed Mr Osborne's statement in the House of Commons on Tuesday to postpone the Government's planned 3p-a-litre rise in fuel duty in August until January of next year. The Chancellor also announced that the Government intends to freeze incre...

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29 JUN 2012

Victims of Anti-Social Behaviour Should Not be Forced to Suffer in Silence

Local MP Christopher Pincher has welcomed new powers to tackle the scourge of anti-social behaviour. The government has published new plans to ensure victims of anti-social behaviour should have crimes they report acted on immediately. Complex red tape will be trimmed to give police and other loca...

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11 JUN 2012

Pincher Praises Street Scene in House of Commons

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, praised Tamworth Council's commitment to helping local clean up campaigns in the House of Commons. During the debate on littering and fly tipping sponsored by MP Andrew Selous, Mr. Pincher intervened on Minister Richard Benyon saying: "I am g...

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11 JUN 2012

Pincher uses Adjournment Debate to pay tribute to local groups

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, used the final Adjournment Debate before Parliament went into recess for Whitsun and the Diamond Jubilee to pay tribute to local groups and individuals that do great work in Tamworth. Mr. Pincher drew particular attention to the Fazeley charit...

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28 MAY 2012

Pincher uses Adjournment Debate to urge action on FSCS

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, raised the plight of local residents who lost money in a failed property investment company in a debate in the House of Commons. Mr. Pincher drew particular attention to Bill Shackleford from Hopwas who lost £32,000 when Greenfield Inter...

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27 MAY 2012

Christopher Pincher highlights Tamworths low inflation, frozen and falling unemployment in PMQs

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, in Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday cited evidence in Tamworth – the council tax freeze, lowest inflation rate in three years and the biggest fall in local unemployment – as indicators that the Government's economic plan is o...

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19 MAY 2012

Christopher Pincher Raises Work Programme with Prime Minister

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, on Wednesday questioned David Cameron on what further support the Government can provide jobseekers in Tamworth. Mr Pincher spoke up in Prime Minister's Questions, his fourth PMQ since becoming the Member of Parliament in 2010. Mr. Pincher a...

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19 MAY 2012

Christopher Pincher supports campaign to help energy customers -Plug the Debt- on winter bills

Tamworth's MP, Christopher Pincher, last week gave his support to the campaign to help energy customers 'Plug the Debt' on winter bills. Mr Pincher welcomed the joint Consumer Focus/Citizens Advice campaign which will advise people who are falling behind with their energy bills. With people now re...

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30 APR 2012

Christopher Pincher Calls on Ministers for Wind Farm Rule Changes

Member of Parliament for Tamworth & Clifton Campville, Christopher Pincher, has this week personally submitted letters from over 100 Clifton Campville residents calling for a rethink on the rules around wind farm development. The call comes in the wake of a decision by German developer Pro Wind...

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26 APR 2012

Christopher Pincher Backs -Big Lunch- in Tamworth

Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, has given his backing to the "Big Jubilee Lunch" campaign to get local people to join together to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in the spirit of neighbourliness. The Big Jubilee Lunch was launched at Westminster this week by England ru...

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23 APR 2012

Christopher Pincher Launches New Website

Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, has this week launched his new Website, www.christopherpincher.com. The website is intended to be an interactive platform – stocked full of information – for constituents to quickly learn about our MP's work both in Parliament and ...

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20 APR 2012

MP Celebrates Academy Application Acceptance

Yesterday during the Business of the House debate in the House of Commons Tamworth's MP, Christopher Pincher, celebrated the news that Belgrave High School's application to become an academy has been accepted. Mr Pincher said. "Earlier this week, Belgrave high school in Tamworth received the welcom...

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17 APR 2012

Christopher Pincher Backs British Legion Beanie Knitters

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth has been putting his knitting skills to the test whilst launching beanie hat knitting campaign for our soldiers in Afghanistan. The knitting pattern, supplied by the Royal British legion, is available to anyone who wants to help knit the hats w...

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16 APR 2012

Christopher Pincher visits new semi-professional boxing club

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has welcomed the launch of a new semi-pro boxing opportunity in Glascote that offers the chance of focus and discipline to young people in and around the town. MFA, run by Tamworth man Simon Pearson, operates on a shoestring out of a small mak...

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Thanks Chris for all your support. Keep supporting local clubs, they really make a difference. Thanks from all at MFA.
- Simon Pearson

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03 APR 2012

Christopher Pincher Backs Business Leaders on Apprenticeships

Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, has congratulated a bevy of business leaders for speaking up for the Government's Apprenticeship programme in a letter to a national newspaper. John Hayes MP, Minister for Skills and Lifelong Learning, is championing efforts to develop high qu...

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21 MAR 2012

Christopher Pincher welcomes the huge interest shown in Police and Crime Commissioner role

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has welcomed the huge interest shown by Conservative and other candidates in the Police and Crime Commissioner posts which will be elected in November this year. Police and Crime Commissioners will herald a new era of policing when the power to hold the police ...

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05 MAR 2012

Christopher Pincher welcomes capped benefits for households who do not work

The Government's victory in passing the Welfare Reform Bill, ensuring that no family can get more in benefits than the average working family earns, has been welcomed by Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth. Under the reforms, benefit payments to a household on out of work benefits will be capped a...

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22 FEB 2012

Apprenticeships going from strength to strength in Tamworth under the Coalition

Marking National Apprenticeship Week, Christopher Pincher, has welcomed the 109% increase in the number of people starting an apprenticeship in Tamworth last year. The Government is delivering unprecedented funding for new apprenticeships. In addition, the Prime Minister announced that from 7th Feb...

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22 FEB 2012

Tamworth's Member of Parliament Welcome Upgrade to the police.uk Website

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, has welcomed the upgrade to the website police.uk introduced on 30 January 2012. These improvements give the public an even more detailed picture of crime and anti-social behaviour in Tamworth. The website now includes incidents of crime and ant...

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22 FEB 2012

Christopher Pincher backs the Government's tough penalties for metal theft

Theresa May, the Home Secretary, announced this week that cash payments for scrap metal will be banned and penalties increased, as the Government steps up its action against metal theft. In a statement to Parliament Mrs May said the Government would: * create a new criminal offence to prohibit cas...

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04 FEB 2012

Christopher Pincher calls for nominations for 'Rock the House'

Christopher Pincher, Tamworth's Member of Parliament, is taking part in the second annual Parliamentary live music competition, "Rock the House", and invites under-18s, solo artists, bands and live music venues in the Tamworth constituency to write and nominate themselves. The competition was found...

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04 FEB 2012

Christopher Pincher joins fight against 'inefficient and intermittent' onshore wind turbines

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Haunton, Clifton Campville & Tamworth has joined 105 other MPs from the four largest political parties represented in the House of Commons in writing to the Prime Minister urging a reduction in the subsidy handed out to onshore wind projects. The jo...

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04 FEB 2012

Christopher Pincher says young people in Tamworth should be given the "Chance to be Chancellor" and share their opinions on the Youth Budget 2012

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, is supporting the launch of "Chance to be Chancellor 2012" and is calling on schools and young people in Tamworth to take up in the challenge to learn about, and share their opinions on, Budget 2012. Run by the Citizenship Foundation, in partner...

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03 FEB 2012

Christopher Pincher backs plan for the future of Tamworth Post Offices

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, has welcomed the news of a 10-year deal between Royal Mail and the Post Office, securing the future of local services without resorting to the failed closure programme which dominated Labour's time in government. The deal follows the Government'...

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19 JAN 2012

Pincher Welcomes Memorable Police Contact Number

A single non-emergency 101 number has been rolled out to police forces across England and Wales to help the public to access the police when they need them. 101 will give the public a memorable number for their local police to report crimes and concerns that do not require an emergency response. It...

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19 JAN 2012

Pincher Supports Big Energy Week Which Helps People Cut Their Fuel Bills

Rising fuel bills are stretching household finances and people are looking for ways to save money on their energy bills. Help is at hand through Big Energy Week which is being run by Citizens Advice – and has received support from local MP Christopher Pincher During Big Energy Week you can g...

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15 JAN 2012

Pincher calls for changes to Exceptional Hardship Scheme

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, last week called upon Transport Secretary Justine Greening to offer compensation to anyone suffering planning blight as a result of HS2. His intervention came in the House of Commons after Ms. Greening announced that she will press ahead with pl...

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15 JAN 2012

Pincher demands State Pension Debate in Commons

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, last week used Business Questions to ask Commons Leader Sir George Young for a debate on the state pension in the House of Commons. Mr. Pincher said: "There has been a great deal of debate recently about public sector pensions, but may we have ...

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09 JAN 2012

Christopher Pincher meets Tamworth Cadets and Reservists in Westminster

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, met members of his constituency at a Parliamentary Reception held by the West Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association which took place late last year at the House of Commons. The event was hosted by Gisela Stuart MP and provided a briefing about t...

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09 JAN 2012

Christopher Pincher MP Urges Calls to the Home Heat Helpline

New figures reveal that in Tamworth 5,500 homes are entitled to some form of assistance with their fuel bills. That help is worth an average of £250 per household and a free helpline is available for more information. Lending his support to the Home heat Helpline campaign, Christopher Pincher...

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08 JAN 2012

Christopher Pincher Supports Tamworth Football Club at Everton

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, travelled to Goodison Park to show his support for Tamworth Football Club in their FA Cup third round tie against Everton last Saturday. Mr Pincher said that he was proud of the players and they too should be proud of their performance especial...

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24 DEC 2011

Local MP welcomes -Keep the cold out this winter- information pack

Christopher Pincher, local Member of Parliament for Tamworth, today welcomed the move by the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) to highlight five cost-saving tips to keep homes in good energy-efficiency order, helping to keep bills down. HHIC have produced a leaflet giving five safe and s...

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24 DEC 2011

Christopher Pincher: Backs call for Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Candidates

Christopher Pincher, the Conservative MP for Tamworth, has today backed calls for candidates for the Police and Crime Commissioners elections to be held next year to put themselves forward. On 15 November 2012 Police and Crime Commissioners will be elected in every police force area across England ...

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17 DEC 2011

Christopher Pincher MP Welcomes Prime Minister's commitment to "get a grip on immigration"

The Member of Parliament for Elford, Edingale & Tamworth, Christopher Pincher welcomed the Prime Minister's commitment in a speech on 10 October at the Institute of Government to 'get a grip on immigration into our country'. The Prime Minister argued that Britain should 'attract the brightest a...

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14 DEC 2011

Christopher Pincher elicits commendation from the Home Secretary for Project Turnaround - Tamworth Police novel approach to combating youth crime

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has asked the Home Secretary, Theresa May to consider a new initiative from the Tamworth Police Department – Project Turnaround– in questions to the Home Office this week. Christophe Pincher, in a follow up question after enquiring...

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13 DEC 2011

Christopher Pincher Speaks in Second Commons Immigration Debate

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has spoken again in an immigration debate in the House of Commons. The debate was given in government time following an E-petition on the subject that gathered over 100,000 signatures. In the debate Mr Pincher called on the government to take...

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10 DEC 2011

Christopher Pincher Raises Academic Rigour with Prime Minister

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, on Wednesday called upon Prime Minister David Cameron to reintroduce rigour in our examination system in Prime Ministers Questions. This is Mr Pincher's third PMQ since becoming the Member of Parliament for Tamworth in 2010. Mr. Pincher aske...

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08 DEC 2011

Christopher Pincher: Backs call for Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Candidates

Christopher Pincher, the Conservative MP for Tamworth, has today backed calls for candidates for the Police and Crime Commissioners elections to be held next year to put themselves forward. On 15 November 2012 Police and Crime Commissioners will be elected in every police force area across England ...

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07 DEC 2011

Local MP welcomes ¬“Keep the cold out this winter¬” information pack

Christopher Pincher, local Member of Parliament for Tamworth, today welcomed the move by the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) to highlight five cost-saving tips to keep homes in good energy-efficiency order, helping to keep bills down. HHIC have produced a leaflet giving five safe and s...

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07 DEC 2011

Local MP supports Chancellor¬’s statement on Fuel

Local Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, has welcomed news in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement that will reduce the financial burden of commuters. In the statement the Chancellor said: "Commuters often travel long distances to go to work and bring an income home. Train fares are expensiv...

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06 DEC 2011

Christopher Pincher Calls For NHS Funding Debate

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, last week called for a full parliamentary debate on NHS funding asking that particular focus be given to mental health service provision. Mr. Pincher made his call following requests from constituents to press home the importance of ensuring goo...

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30 NOV 2011

Return of "The Staffords"

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, today congratulated 3 Mercian (The Staffords) on their march through the town following their return from Afghanistan. 3 Mercian began their operational tour (Herrick XIV) in February where, sadly, Private Gareth Bellingham from Stoke was kill...

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21 NOV 2011

Christopher Pincher Proposes Fair Fuel Debate

Local Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, signed a motion with other colleagues bringing a debate on "Fair Fuel" in to the House of Commons. The debate was heavily subscribed and many MPs wanted to speak. Unfortunately Christopher Pincher did not get called, but he managed to i...

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14 NOV 2011

Christopher Pincher Welcomes 100% increase in number of Apprenticeships in Tamworth

New data shows that 940 Apprenticeships were delivered in Tamworth in the 2010/11 academic year, an increase of 100% on 2009/10. Local MP Christopher Pincher said: "This is great news for the businesses and young people in Tamworth and the surrounding areas. The record rise in apprenticeship numbe...

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14 NOV 2011

Christopher Pincher Supports the Armed Forces in Debate

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, last week participated in a debate honouring our armed forces. In his short speech which came at the end of the debate Mr Pincher began by expressing his admiration for 3 Mercian (the Staffords) who have recently came back from Afghanistan, he ...

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09 NOV 2011

London 2012 reveals communities on Olympic Torch Relay route and invites the UK to welcome the Olympic Flame next summer

Over 95% of the population will be within 10 miles of the Olympic Flame Over 1,000 communities will have Torchbearers carrying the Olympic Flame through their streetsChristopher Pincher MP encourages residents of Tamworth to start planning how they will welcome the Olympic FlameThe Olympic Torch Re...

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07 NOV 2011

Christopher Pincher Welcomes 100,000 Signatories to Immigration Debate

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has welcomed the news that 100,000 people have signed an e-petition calling the Government to take firmer action against immigration. The Backbench Business Committee will now decide if the petition should be debated in the House of Commons. ...

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07 NOV 2011

MP Welcomes Success of Tamworth¬’s Olympic Torch Bid

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has welcomed the news that the Olympic Torch will travel through Tamworth in the build up to the 2012 Games. Mr. Pincher has been active in lobbying ministers and Games organisers for the torch to be carried through the town. On the 30th Jun...

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27 OCT 2011

Christopher Pincher to be put behind the bar

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Elford, Edingale & Tamworth, will be pulling pints in the Crown Inn in Elford on Saturday 12th November from 1:30PM until 2:30PM. The Crown Inn is located at The Square at the heart of Elford village. His work experience is part of the All Party Par...

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25 OCT 2011

Local MPs visit HS1 to investigate its impact

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Hopwas & Tamworth together with Dan Byles, Member of Parliament for North Warwickshire, spent last Monday morning in Kent at the HS1 railway line to see for themselves the impact of high speed rail on the local environment. They spent half a...

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26 SEP 2011

Christopher Pincher Supports Paralympic Sports at Florendine School

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, joined Sainsbury's local community champions to award paralympic sports equipment to pupils at Floredine school. It means the children can try their hand at sports, such as blind football, which will be part of the Paralympic Games next year. ...

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26 SEP 2011

Christopher Pincher attends the opening of the Landau Forte Academy Tamworth in Amington

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, attended the official opening of the new Landau Forte Academy Tamworth, Amington building. The new £35 million development was officially opened early this week by HRH The Duchess of Gloucester. The school is home to around 960 11-16 pup...

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15 AUG 2011

Christopher Pincher MP Calls For Assurances on Haunton Hall

The Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Haunton and Clifton Campville, Christopher Pincher, has called for any new operators of the Haunton Hall nursing home, Haunton, to be properly equipped to meet the demands of its residents. It was during an adjournment debate that he spoke at length on this is...

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15 AUG 2011

Christopher Pincher Calls for a Child Court Reform

Christopher Pincher, the Member of Parliament for Tamworth, and surrounding villages, has called for a "better dispute resolution procedure" between the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) and parents. This issue was raised by Mr Pincher in the House of Commons at the en...

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06 AUG 2011

Christopher Pincher Leads Delegation to Baku

Christopher Pincher, the Member of Parliament for Tamworth, used the first few days of the parliamentary recess to lead a delegation of MPs and peers to Azerbaijan to meet political and business leaders and see for themselves the opportunities and the challenges in the South Caucuses. The Parliamen...

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31 JUL 2011

Christopher Pincher Highlights Hoard In Lichfield & Tamworth

Christopher Pincher, the Member of Parliament for Shenstone, Elford & Tamworth, used his speech in the final debate before the House of Commons' summer recess. The summer adjournment debate is a traditional parliamentary occasion which MPs use to highlight issues and concerns in their own const...

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25 MAY 2011

Tamworth MP¬’s Year 1 ¬“Vital Statistics¬”

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has just chalked up his first year in Westminster. Parliamentary statistics, obtained from www.theyworkforyou.com as well as his office, show Mr. Pincher has: Spoken in 94 debates – well above average amongst MPs and top Staffordshire ...

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25 MAY 2011

Climate Change Select Committee Backs Shale Gas

Christopher Pincher, local Member of Parliament for Tamworth and Member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee has welcomed the Committee's report on the United Kingdom's shale gas reserves. Shale gas is an "unconventional" form of natural gas that is found deep underground in low permea...

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17 MAY 2011

Pincher Urges Residents Facing Energy Bill Increases to Call the Home Heat Helpline

Christopher Pincher MP is urging local people to contact the Home Heat Helpline for free help and advice on their energy bills, after research showed that a up to 19% of the area's households are missing out on the support to which they are entitled. A range of measures to help keep heating costs d...

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05 MAY 2011

Help for the poorest children through the Pupil Premium

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has welcomed new figures which show that disadvantaged children in Tamworth are set to receive £853,000 this year under the Coalition government's new 'pupil premium'. The pupil premium is a new policy promised by both the Conservatives ...

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26 APR 2011

Staffordshire¬’s MPs Salute ¬“the Staffords¬”

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth was joined by a joined bevy of other Staffordshire MPs to show their support for the 3rd Battalion of the Mercian regiment (the Staffords) which is currently serving in Afghanistan. The House of Commons team including (from left to right) Andre...

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23 APR 2011

MP Celebrates St George¬’s Day

Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, joined thousands of other town's folk in the Castle Grounds last Saturday to celebrate St. George's Day in the dazzling sunshine. The Castle Grounds played host to jousting, sword fights and archery as the fourth annual St. George's pageant go...

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29 MAR 2011

Christopher Pincher Supports Chancellor in the ¬“Budget for Growth¬”

The Chancellor has outlined many exciting policies that will help small and medium sized businesses in Tamworth. The Government recognises that we need local businesses and manufacturing to help bring Britain back to its feet. Last week's budget has brought it many exciting new proposals includi...

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29 MAR 2011

Town MP Welcomes Chancellor¬’s Help at the Pump

In Last Week's Budget the Chancellor paid attention to the people of Tamworth, as well as many others around the country concerned about fuel prices. The way the Budget has helped hard-pressed motorists is by: i) Cutting 1p per litre in fuel duty ii) Abolishing Labour's ill-thought fuel duty es...

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22 MAR 2011

Town MP Supports 3 Mercian (The Staffords) in Afghanistan

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, has shown his support for our local infantry regiment 3 Mercian (The Staffords) whilst in Afghanistan by wearing a Mercian regiment wristband. Christopher commented by saying: "I am wearing this wristband as I am fully committed to our local ...

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22 MAR 2011

Armed Forces Bill Committee

Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, has just recently completed his "tour of duty" on the parliamentary Armed Forces Bill Committee. The Bill Committee sits after the Bill has been debated in the Chamber of the House of Commons and selected MPs then consider each clause and amen...

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22 MAR 2011

Pincher supports British Forces in Libya

Tamworth's MP and Member of the Armed Forces Bill Committee, Christopher Pincher, supported the Government in the debate on UN Security Resolution 1973 opposing Colonel Gaddafi. This resolution gives the allied coalition the legal authority to enforce a no-fly zone in Libya and protect Libyan civi...

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20 MAR 2011

Christopher Pincher Supports Houses for Troops

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, used Local Government Question Time in the House of Commons to praise Tamworth Borough Council, and the Residential Landlords' Association (RLA), for all they are doing to help service personnel and their families with housing. Tamworth Borough ...

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20 MAR 2011

Website Shows Christopher Pincher as among most ¬‘cost effective¬’ MPs

The company, Key Business Insight's new "Commons Performance Cockpit" tool (http://www.keybusinessinsight.com/MPCompare.aspx) shows Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, as among the most cost effective MPs in the entire House of Commons. The Commons Performance Cockpit tool compar...

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14 FEB 2011

MP Announces Best Local Pubs

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and member of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, has just announced the Constituency's favorite pubs, as part of the British Pub celebrations of 2010. The celebration of British pubs ran at the end of 2010 and constituents were asked to n...

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08 OCT 2010

Pincher Opposes Giving Prisoners the Vote.

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, contributed in the European Bill Committee debate in the House of Commons by stressing that he does not believe prisoners should be able to vote – including in any referendum to transfer more power to Europe. The European Court of Human ...

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26 JAN 2010

MP Supports Pharmacies in Health Questions

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, yesterday [25th January] asked the Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley CBE, about the Government's health reforms and in particular GP Commissioning and the future of Pharmacists. Mr Pincher enquired what progress had been made in th...

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26 JAN 2010

MP demands a new look at HS2

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has joined other local MPs by writing to the Chairman of the Transport Select Committee of the House of Commons requesting the committee conducts a thorough-going inquiry into the business case for High Speed 2. The controversial project, whic...

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