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Representing Cheltenham's Efforts at Number 10 to Help Stop Puppy Farming

Last week it was a privilege to represent Cheltenham at an event in 10 Downing Street to mark success in our campaign to ban third-party puppy and kitten sales. This is a vital step forward for animal welfare and I am so grateful to the many people in Cheltenham who supported the campaign.

Respecting Gloucestershire's Police

It was fantastic to see Gloucestershire Police officers mixing with the community at Cheltenham Together’s World Fun Day in Winston Churchill Gardens at the weekend.

Exams, Apprentiships and Skills

More than two decades on, I can remember getting my A-Level results as if it were yesterday. It’s a grim, nail-biting time. Congratulations to all those who have done well, and a big thank you to the wonderful teaching staff who, year on year, help Cheltenham’s young people achieve so much.

Concerns about Boot's Corner Closure

If Cheltenham is going to thrive in the future, it’s essential that it is as welcoming and attractive as possible. Obvious perhaps, but at a time of growing threats from internet shopping, it can rarely have been more important.

The Heatwave

Does this hot weather remind you of the summer of 1976? Although forty-plus years ago, people still talk about that earlier heatwave.

But there’s an important difference.

Brexit, Chequers and this week in Parliament

The atmosphere in Parliament is unpleasant. There’s no denying it. The passions unleashed by the Chequers proposals have been making politics personal. Things are being said that, frankly, should be expressed differently or not at all. Nor is this just within the Conservative Party.