Public Sector Pay Cap

The time has come to lift the blanket public sector 1% pay cap. With prices now rising, there is very serious pressure on those on low incomes - including nurses - who are such dedicated public servants.

Lord Dubs Amendment

This is a very difficult issue, and one which I admit to having found hard to resolve. I have set out my thoughts below in a little detail.Before turning to the specifics, it may be helpful to rehearse a little context.1) UK Aid in the Middle East

Alex Chalk MP to host dementia awareness event this Friday

Cheltenham's MP, Alex Chalk, will this week host an event aimed at improving Cheltonians awareness of dementia and its effects upon sufferers. He is supporting a national campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding surroundingdementia, by welcoming an Alzheimer’s Society volunteer to run a free ‘DementiaFriends’ Information Session at the Municipal Offices at 10am on Friday 18th March for local residents to attend.

Alex Chalk MP Celebrates 40 Years of the Prince’s Trust

 Alex Chalk MP joined TV presenter and Prince’s Trust Ambassador Carol Vorderman MBE at the House of Commons this week to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Prince’s Trust. The youth charity has supported more than 825,000 young people into work, education or training since 1976, including 276 in Gloucestershire in the last year.