It has been a very busy week in Swindon so it is difficult to know where to start when it comes to my column! On Saturday, I was honoured to open an event at the Ellendune Centre in Wroughton that marked National Older Persons Day. We seem to be getting more and more of these themed "days", but
I am sure that all of us in our local community are relieved that Christopher Halliwell has finally been brought to justice for the murder of Becky Godden. It has been a long and tortuous process since Becky's remains were discovered in 2011, after Halliwell made admissions to the police and led
My column last week was written before I heard the very sad news about the death of Dr Peter Crouch, Clinical Chair of Swindon's NHS Clinical Commisioning Group (CCG), which is responsible for deciding the shape of Swindon's community healthcare. As a local GP and tireless worker for local servi
Parliament is now back in full swing and I have been working on local and national issues as usual. Few families have not been touched by cancer, and mine is no exception, which is why I was pleased to support the #wearitpink campaign for Breast Cancer Now. Breast cancer is the most common canc
Over the past couple of months, whilst Parliament has been on its summer recess, I have been busy here in Swindon talking to residents, businesses, charities and local community groups about the issues that matter most to us.
Robert Buckland MP is advising parents of children who will be going to primary, junior or secondary school for the first time in September 2017 that they can now apply for a school place for their child.