BLOG: Easter

It’s now less then ten weeks until an event which I regard as one of the most important in Swindon’s calendar: Armed Forces Day.  We are rightly proud of Swindon’s long-standing links with the armed services.  June 28th  is the…

BLOG: Child Neglect

This week we’ve heard the welcome news that the government is considering introducing a new law to protect children against so-called emotional neglect.  The proposed change would see parents who deny their children affection, face prosecution for the first time. …

BLOG: Cinderella Law

The Cinderella law will help us jail the Wicked Stepmothers  Not too many years after the Brothers Grimm poularised the story of Cinderella, the offence of child neglect was introduced. Although this was a welcome step, our criminal law has never…

NEWS: Honda job losses

This is concerning news and my thoughts are with everyone who is affected.  It is important to note that Honda remain fully committed to Swindon; whilst car sales in the UK have been rising, Honda’s European export market remains difficult. …