Opinions

Leigh Observer Column - 15th January 2019

‘Self-serving politicians more interested in looking after vested interests than their own constituents’ has long been a popular view of Members of Parliament.

Leigh Observer Column - 18th December 2018

Last week was another busy week in Parliament whilst the Prime Minister continued to negotiate Brexit. The negotiations have not gone as well as they ought but I shall continue to do all I can to ensure that a Brexit that serves all our interests is delivered.

Leigh Observer Column - 20th November 2018

“May you live in interesting times” is an ancient Chinese curse and what interesting times we are living in. The choice offered in the 2016 EU referendum was an opportunity for the British people to have their say on the biggest issue in generations.

Leigh Observer Column - 5th November 2018

Budget day is one of the most important days of the Parliamentary year, setting out the future plans for our economy and the spending plans for our vital public services.

Leigh Observer Column - 22nd October 2018

Remembrance Day is such an important event in British life, where we as a country come together to pay our respects to our fallen service men and women.

Hot Topic: Devolved immigration powers

Immigration continues to be one of the most controversial of topics and the government has not yet come close to meeting its own target of limiting it to a maximum net immigration of 100,000 per year.  Chuka Umunna, a Labour MP from London, has announced a report that says our ‘one size fits all’