New Lockdown Measures Taken in Greater Manchester

The Prime Minister, supported by the Mayor of Greater Manchester has decided that the whole of Greater Manchester and parts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire should increase the level of lockdown due to increasing concerns over the transmission of COVID-19.

Hulton Park Development to go Ahead

I am disappointed to learn that the Housing Minister has just announced that he agrees with the planning inspector that the Hulton Park development should go ahead.

More Funding per Student for 2021/22

Fantastic news from the Department for Education that every school in my constituency is to receive more funding per pupil for 2021/22.

Pupils to Return to Schools in September

The government wants every school to be open by September and I’ve heard some fantastic feedback about how schools locally are rising to the challenge. Are you, as a parent, carer or grandparent, worried about the safety of your child? And how is your child’s school coping?

Chris Calls on Businesses to be Disability Confident

I believe in employing, promoting and supported disabled people in the workplace – because everyone should have the opportunity to fulfil their ambitions and get on in the workplace, no matter what disability they have.

Office Update

Like all MPs, I am still receiving a lot of emails – hundreds more than usual! – and there may be a delay in receiving a reply from me while I prioritise urgent cases. If you would like an update, it is best to phone my office on 01942 409132.

Domestic Abuse Bill Passed

It has been an important and busy week in Parliament, but I was most proud to join MPs in passing the Domestic Abuse Bill.
This important bill will protect the lives of millions of domestic abuse victims.

Chris meets local Commonwealth Bronze Medalist

Great way to start the day with a workout with Charlie Bowling Wrestling 
Charlie, who is a 2018 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist, is running classes and PT sessions from his family’s farm in Westhoughton. Get in touch with Charlie for your next session!