November 2014

Rob backs NSPCC campaign to stop grooming in its tracks

ROB is lending his support to an NSPCC campaign to make it a crime for an adult to send a sexual message to a child.

The charity's Flaw in the Law initiative calls on the Government to make it illegal for an adult to intentionally send a sexual message to a young person.

Rob: "Ensuring that people have access to good housing is a local issue, but it must also continue to be a national priority."

A statement by Rob on the National Housing Federation's 'Homes for Britain' campaign.

"IT SEEMS that for the first time ever almost everyone now acknowledges the need to build more homes and that housing must be a political priority. That is long overdue.

"May we please have our building back" - Rob holds a House of Commons debate on the future of Fenton Town Hall and its historic war memorials

*The following is the official transcript (from Hansard) of the parliamentary debate held by Rob on the future of Fenton Town Hall and its historic war memorials. The debate took place in the House of Commons on Tuesday, November 18, between 6.45pm and 7.21pm.

Rob helps Sandford Hill Primary School pupils deliver harvest food parcels to their elderly neighbours

ROB has helped Potteries schoolchildren deliver harvest food parcels to their elderly neighbours.

He joined four pupil ambassadors from Sandford Hill Primary School, on Clayfield Grove, to distribute 74 boxes packed with goods donated by parents.

Rob secures parliamentary debate on the fate of Fenton Town Hall and its historic Minton memorial to First World War dead

ROB has secured a parliamentary debate on the fate of Fenton Town Hall.

The Stoke-on-Trent South Labour MP will question Tory Justice Minister Shailesh Vara in the House of Commons next Tuesday (18th) on his department’s plans for the former magistrates’ court.

Government's stitch-up makes a mockery of the entire HS2 project

IMAGINE for a moment that you have been given responsibility for one of the country's biggest infrastructure projects in recent times.

You have inherited a project with spiralling costs which has been poorly managed up this point. Plans have been drawn up for this project but you have the scope to change them, and you have been presented with an alternative which would make the project cheaper, allow it to be started faster, and make its benefits felt by a great many more people.

No-brainer, right?