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Christopher Pincher MP: Conservative - Tamworth

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Break Through for FOBTs 

21 May 18

Problem gambling can devastate individuals’ lives, families and communities, so I welcome the decisive action being taken to ensure a responsible gambling industry protects players appropriately.

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Dementia Awareness Week 

19 May 18

The week 21st-25th May marks Dementia Awarness Week.

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Grenfell Tower 

28 Jun 17

Many residents have written to me about the Grenfell Tower disaster.

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Help to Buy helping families onto the housing ladder in Tamworth 

29 Apr 17

Since the Government first launched Help to Buy in 2013, 89 households in Tamworth have taken up the Equity Loan scheme to gain their first rung on the housing ladder.

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Government inspector to decide Arkall Farm fate 

28 Apr 17

The Government have ‘called in’ the application for land north of Ashby Road, otherwise known as Arkall Farm, following a request from local MP Christopher Pincher.

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Employment remains at record high rate of 74.6% 

26 Apr 17

The ONS last week published statistics which showed the employment rate is at its joint record high of 74.6%, with 31.84 million people now in work.

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Chris Backs Friends of Tamworth Castle on Special Year 

24 Apr 17

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has thrown his support behind the Friends of Tamworth Castle who this year are celebrating their 50th anniversary.

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Chris Welcomes Tougher Penalties for Litter Louts 

20 Apr 17

Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher this week welcomed the Government’s new litter strategy which means culprits of littering could be fined up to 150 if caught.

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Chris Helps Autism Awareness Week 

7 Apr 17

Tamworth’s MP Christopher Pincher took part in this year’s Autism Awareness Week by helping to raise funds in Sainsbury’s on Ventura Park.

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MP Demands Arkall Farm Re-think 

20 Mar 17

Local MP Christopher Pincher has this week called on the Local Government Department to review the controversial decision to approve Arkall Farm and have it decided by an independent inspector.

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Weekly Video Update: Article 50 Passes Through Commons 

12 Feb 17

Here is my weekly video update.

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Voting against Brexit would be undemocratic and disrespectful says Tamworth MP 

10 Feb 17

Tamworth’s MP Christopher Pincher has criticised opposition MPs who seek to disrupt or prevent Brexit as ‘undemocratic and disrespectful’.

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New Industrial Strategy seeks to benefit business in Tamworth 

26 Jan 17

Tamworth’s MP Christopher Pincher has welcomed the Government’s plans for a new modern ‘Industrial Strategy’ which aims to support businesses in Tamworth and around the country to grow and create more highly paid and skilled jobs.

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Local builder celebrated as one of Britain’s best by NHBC 

22 Jan 17

F rom over 16,000 sites across the UK, the high quality and organisation of Keepers Road in Little Aston by Geoff Hale from Firstpost Homes in Tamworth has been celebrated as part of the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards.

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Weekly Video Update: Mental Health and Sir Robert Peel Hospital 

13 Jan 17

Happy New Year.

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Chris welcomes Prime Minister’s commitment to mental health 

12 Jan 17

Tamworth’s MP Christopher Pincher has welcomed new measures to transform the way we approach and deal with mental health so more children and young people receive support and care.

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Chris Meets NHS to Discuss Services in Staffordshire 

10 Jan 17

Tamworth’s Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, together with other local MPs met NHS leaders just before Christmas to discuss potential changes to the area’s hospital services.

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Merry Christmas Everyone! 

19 Dec 16

2016, what a year we’ve had! The year of the largest democratic exercise in British history, the year of a new Prime Minister, and the year Tamworth Cricket Club won promotion to Division One of the Birmingham League; not all, of course, of equal …

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The Bid Needs You – Local MP Encourages Small Business to Get Involved 

1 Dec 16

Chris this week urges local businesses to get involved in the creation of Tamworth’s Business Improvement District (BID).

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Local MP lends support to biggest ever autism awareness campaign 

25 Nov 16

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has given his support to The National Autistic Society’s Too Much Information campaign which seeks to improve public understanding of autism.

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High Court rules Parliament must have say on Article 50: My statement 

10 Nov 16

The Government is disappointed by the High Court’s judgment last week.

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Cardiac arrest charity promotes benefits of defibrillators in Tamworth 

21 Oct 16

Every single year in the UK, 30,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest.

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240,000 pounds help start Tamworth businesses 

20 Oct 16

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has welcomed the news published by the Start Up Loans Company (SULCo) that over 240,000 has been loaned to 40 individuals in Tamworth.

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Chris Encourages Young People to Take Up Meningitis Vaccine 

14 Oct 16

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has backed calls by leading UK meningitischarity, Meningitis Now encouraging young people to protect themselves from a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis.

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Tamworth Sees Business Boom 

26 Sep 16

Christopher yesterday welcomed figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that show the number of people in work in the West Midlands has risen by 184,000 since 2010.