Rob urges transport and freight sectors, “Get your Brexit bids in quickly”

Rob Flello, says the freight and transport sectors need to decide quickly what their bottom line is on Brexit or risk not having any say at all over the future.  The MP says he has heard a whole host of demands from different voices in the industry but that the time has come to decide precisely what the priorities are.

Extra mental health training for Police Officers shows Government’s failure, not progress

Rob has questioned the motives behind news that Police Officers will now receive a minimum of two days training on mental health issues to address the increased demand on their services.  Over the last decade the use of powers under section 136 of the Mental Health Act, which allow the police to remove someone from a public place, have almost doubled nationwide, placing increased demand on already-stretched police resources.

Rob condemns Government’s economic U-turn as millions continue to suffer its austerity measures

Rob has condemned the Government’s ‘muddled’ economic policy, as new Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced a U-turn on 6 years of Conservative policy at their annual conference.

Speaking on Monday, Hammond announced that the Government would cancel George Osborne’s plan to balance the nation’s books by 2020 and instead invest its way out of the deficit, exactly echoing Labour Party policy from 2010 which the Tories had previously derided as unworkable.

Rob says new rail deal must put Stoke-on-Trent at the forefront of improvements

Rob has given a cautious welcome to the extension of Arriva’s contract to provide Cross Country rail services, but he is warning that improvements must be made which benefit his constituents.

The Department of Transport has announced an extension to the deal to run until October 2019.  The company has agreed to improve journey times between Manchester and Birmingham by nine to twelve minutes and to provide “free and faster Wi-Fi” to customers. 

"Apologies are not enough" says Rob, as Concentrix scandal leaves constituents desperate

Rob Flello has blasted the Government for its “pitiful” failure in addressing the devastation caused by Concentrix, the firm paid by the Government to cut benefits payments.

Instead of tackling incorrect and fraudulent payments, however, thousands of people have been wrongly punished due to errors made by the company, leaving them in a desperate situation.

Rob calls for tough action on those who abuse emergency services staff

Rob has called for a review of sentencing guidelines in light of figures suggesting that attacks on emergency services crews continue to increase.

Figures show that around 40% of ambulance staff reported being violently attacked in 2015, with 2.7% saying they had been attacked more than ten times in a year. 

Traveller-proofing at Weston Coyney long overdue - but is it action at last?

Rob has welcomed Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s commitment to install earth mounds around fields in Weston Coyney which have become a magnet for travellers.

Following lobbying by Rob and local representatives, the Council has agreed to make improvements to land adjacent to Weston Coyney Junior School, off Brookwood Drive.

Time to sort out nightmare junction once and for all

Rob has called on Stoke-on-Trent City Council to “properly address” an accident hotspot on Weston Road.

Work was carried out the junction of Weston Coyney Road, Weston Road and New Kingsway just last year in an attempt to make it safer, however accidents are still a regular occurrence.

Clean for the Queen: Rob picks litter with Sandford Hill Primary School pupils as part of national tidy up for Monarch's 90th birthday

ROB has put his litter-picking skills to the test as part of a national tidy up for the Monarch’s 90th birthday.

The MP took part in Clean for the Queen by helping pupils from Sandford Hill Primary School, in Clayfield Grove, Longton, bag more than half a dozen large sacks of rubbish.

World Book Day: Rob shares love of literature with primary school pupils

ROB has marked World Book Day by sharing his love of literature with pupils from Blurton Primary School.

The Stoke-on-Trent South MP addressed them during the Poplar Drive school’s morning assembly.


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