2017 Parliament

“The first rule of politics is to be able to count.” So said Lyndon Johnson, the US President renowned for his skill in getting legislation through Congress.

Improvements to Cheltenham Cancer Care and Funding for A&E

In a world that’s gone election-barmy, it’s vital we don’t lose sight of the day-to-day campaigns that hum away behind the scenes but which really affect lives. This week I’m delighted to report two important developments affecting our local NHS.  

General Election

This is a brave and decisive move by the Prime Minister. Our country needs strong and stable leadership. Only by re-electing Theresa May can that strength and stability be delivered. 

Air Pollution

Parliament is in recess for Easter. It’s fantastic to be back home in Cheltenham, spending time with family and local community groups.

Fair Funding For Our Schools

“Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution is called whining”. So said former US President Teddy Roosevelt.

Chalk to open Cheltenham Spring Jobs Fair

Cheltenham's MP, Alex Chalk, will be opening and supporting the Cheltenham Spring Jobs Fair at 9.30am on Tuesday 4 April.

Full details of the event are listed below:

Tuesday 4th April

10.00am – 13.00pm

Cheltenham Job Centre

Hayward House

Article 50 Triggered

The Article 50 letter has been signed and delivered. The negotiations will shortly begin.

Chalk hosts first Cheltenham @ Parliament event

Cheltenham's MP, Alex Chalk, has hosted the inaugural Cheltenham @ Parliament event. The event, organised in conjunction with Business Forums Ltd, provided a showcase of the breadth of talent and expertise in the Cheltenham area.

Is this Justice?

Is this justice? This week Steven Sharpe, the man who stabbed his victim to death in Shakespeare Road in Cheltenham last year, was (rightly) sentenced to life imprisonment at Bristol Crown Court. He will serve a minimum of 24 years, and may never be released.