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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.

Cheltenham MP Builds Parliamentary Pressure for Action on Cyber Bullying

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk will lead a high profile debate in Parliament on cyberbullying on Monday 16th April.  The debate builds on the findings of his cross-party Parliamentary Inquiry into the impact of cyberbullying on children and young people’s mental health.  The Inquiry took evidence from

Chemical Weapons in Syria

After seven years of almost unimaginable suffering in Syria, last week witnessed another dreadful low. Chemical weapons are alleged to have been dropped in two strikes in Dhouma, the last rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta – one targeting a bakery. Dozens were killed.

Cheltenham's NHS funding success

I am absolutely delighted that Cheltenham’s multi-million pound bid for capital investment in Cheltenham General Hospital has been successful.