Westminster News

Antibiotic Resistance is the Most Dangerous Market Failure in History

Cheltenham's MP, Alex Chalk, has raised concerns in Parliament about the health risks caused by the growing resistance to antibiotics (antimicrobial resistance AMR).  He described global levels of AMR and the failure of drugs companies to develop new medicines as “the most dangerous market failur

Alex Chalk MP: Spring Budget 2017 Reaction

''This is a positive Budget which lays the foundations for a more dynamic, highly-skilled, global Britain and which reflects increased growth forecasts for this year.

New Betting Levy will benefit Cheltenham Racecourse and Equine Industry

In the run up to the Cheltenham Festival and Gold Cup Day, Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk has welcomed a Government decision to reform the Horserace Betting Levy.  The move will help secure the future of horseracing and ensure a fair return to the sport from gambling operators.

Chalk Calls for Increased Social Care Funding

Cheltenham's MP, Alex Chalk, has called for the Government to “bite the bullet and increase social care funding”. 

Speaking in advance of this week's Budget (8th March), Mr Chalk made the call during a health and social care debate in Parliament.

Alex Chalk intervenes on Elephant Poaching and the Ivory Trade

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk has called for the Government to reassess the use of Foreign Aid  so that it can be used to support the war on elephant poaching and animal welfare.

Speaking in Parliament during a debate on the domestic ivory market Mr Chalk said: