NHS Test and Trace Launched

Today sees the start of the NHS Test and Trace system which will launch the next stage of tackling the Coronavirus.  It will allow for those who have received a positive Coronavirus test the ability to provide the names of people they have been in contact with prior to their symptoms showing.

Backing local pubs

Pubs are at the heart of our community, and many Publicans are planning for the future once restrictions are lifted.  One such example is The Inn at the Bush in Kirkbride, who have submitted plans for a play area in a little used area of car parking.

Update on Coronavirus Testing and Rollout of Antibody Testing

Next week, the Government will begin offering antibody tests to health and care staff, eligible patients and care residents in England to see if they have had coronavirus, representing further progress in our national testing programme.

Immigration Bill passes Second Reading

Yesterday saw the second reading of the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination Bill which passed through the House of Commons.  I was proud to support our government in this vote.  This is an important milestone for the UK, delivering on our manifesto commitment in the General Election to

Times & Star Politics Column - 8th May 2020

With the Prime Minister expecting to unveil Britain’s exit plan from lockdown on Sunday, I want to make sure the Workington constituency is prepared- business, councils and individuals- to be able to take advantage of the ‘new normal’.

Sealy Factory

It is an extremely worrying time for the 267 workers and families at the Sealy Aspatria factory, which on Monday has been earmarked for consultation on closure.  Sealy has been in Aspatria for decades, and has deep links with the wider community.  I am in contact with the Silentnight Group and th

V.E Day 8th of May - Marking the Anniversary

Many residents, communities and organisations were planning events to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.  Sadly many have had to be altered and postponed to reflect the current Coronavirus guidance.  However, several other online, and self-isolating events are in the pipeline for residents to g