My Plan

  • Protect Our Green Spaces

    'Since my election in 2010, I have been continuously concerned about the plethora of inappropriate planning applications in this constituency. I strongly believe that our fields and woodlands should be protected against excessive development.

  • Improve Local Transport Facilities

    'My transport plan is to secure Government funding to improve local roads and rail services; tens of millions of pounds have been granted by Government during my time as MP towards the Congleton Link-Road, M6 improvements, a Middlewich Bypass, and road service improvements across the constituency

  • Champion Local Health Provision

    'I have worked to ensure the right local health services and facilities are available; so I successfully campaigned to keep Macclesfield A&E open, to bar car-parking charges at Congleton Hospital, for better support for GP surgeries, and for better support for those experiencing mental health

  • Promote Jobs and Enterprise

    'I consider a key part of the local MP's role is to support local businesses wherever they can, working with them to troubleshoot problems and help create jobs; my own business background means I understand how hard people work to make their business a success.'

  • Support Local Schools

    'Throughout my almost nine years as the Member of Parliament for Congleton, I have visited schools across my constituency and welcomed many hundreds of students to Parliament, and a priority of mine has been the fight for better funding for our local schools.'

  • Strengthen Community Life

    'Over nearly nine years as your Member of Parliament, it has been my absolute pleasure and privilege to work with and support hundreds of wonderful local community groups, as this picture gallery shows - though these are just a few! The level of volunteering in this constituency is truly remarkab