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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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