Opinions

Wigan Observer - Tuesday 4th June

Democracy is a fragile thing and how we do it in the United Kingdom -  universal suffrage from the age of 18 - only goes back a matter of decades. It now seems natural, a part of the warp and weft of British culture, but it is now going through a crisis.

Wigan Observer - Tuesday 21st May

Do politicians take you for granted? Is their constituency so safe that people say, “if you put a red rosette on a donkey it would still win”?

Wigan Observer - Tuesday 7th May

The North/South divide has long-been the concern of a great many people. The media and politicians often refer to London and the South East as an area that receives substantially more investment and the North has suffered for decades with a lack of investment.

Wigan Observer - 9th April 2019

Parliament is not working as it should because politicians are not doing what their voters instructed them to do. The whole working of government has seized up because of political infighting and no resolution is in sight.

Leigh Observer Column - 26th March 2019

Our local authority should be doing all it can to protect the unique identities of our towns. One of the reasons people want to move to and live in the area and why people who grow up here, remain here is because of what our community has to offer.

Leigh Observer Column - 12th March 2019

We do not have permission to leave the European Union. Or at least, many British politicians seem to believe that we can only leave on terms that the EU approve.

Leigh Observer Column - 26th February 2019

“I cannot remain in a Party that I have, today, come to the sickening conclusion is institutionally anti-Semitic.” This is what Luciana Berger MP said when she left the Labour Party.

Leigh Observer Column - 12th February 2019

Brexit is dominating national and international politics at the moment but it is important that as your MP I continue to champion your local concerns in Westminster and to our local leadership.  Unfortunately, in recent months, I have seen a significant increase in people contacting me about an i