Lockdown Update

The decision has been taken today to remove the additional Covid-19 restrictions from Wigan and other parts of Lancashire. The Secretary of State has listened to local Conservative MPs and is going to enable a ward by ward decision making process on these additional measures.

Lockdown Update

Here are the details on the Secretary of State's update on local Covid-19 measures.

Update on Market Street Closure

Following my video yesterday, the Council have decided to drop plans to close Market Street in Westhoughton.

Thank you for everyone that got in touch with me about supporting and protecting our local businesses.

Market Street Closure

I have been contacted by businesses and residents regarding the proposal to close Market Street in Westhoughton and Lee Lane in Horwich, between 2pm and 5am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

A Level Results Concern

Lots of people that received their A-Level results last week have conctacted me with concerns about the grades that they have been awarded.

It is clear that something has gone wrong and I am raising your concerns directly with Ministers.

Illegal Immigration from France

A great many people have been in touch to raise concerns regarding illegal immigration from France, a safe country, to the U.K.

Unfair Local Lockdown Measures

Pleased to join Conservative MPs across Greater Manchester in signing this letter to the Secretary of State for Health. The GM Mayor’s approach in a one size fits all lockdown for Greater Manchester is wrong.

Life Science Speech in the House of Commons

We have a fantastic Life Sciences sector here in the UK and medical research charities form a vital part of this. The COVID crisis has however impacted heavily on their funding.