Cheltenham's Schools, their Teachers, and Number 10

Last week, I was delighted to arrange for Belmont special school Head Kevin Day to visit 10 Downing Street. As I wrote in last week’s Echo, Kevin was representing all of Cheltenham’s special schools – Belmont, Bettridge, the Ridge Academy and Battledown Centre.

This week in Parliament

I have always believed in using my time in Parliament to campaign energetically for change on behalf of my constituents. This week has featured three causes close to my heart.

Alex Chalk MP backs ban on letting fees

 Alex Chalk is supporting plans to scrap letting fees for tenants. The Cheltenham MP spoke out in Parliament when backing the Tenant Fees Bill in the House of Commons on Monday (21 May 2018)

Cyberbullying Debate

Amid all the sound and fury about Syria and anti-semitism this week I led a debate in Parliament about cyberbullying of young people. It might sound like a niche issue, but over the last two years I have learnt from speaking to teenagers in Cheltenham’s schools that it is hugely important.