Local News

Scrap the TV Licence

I'm disappointed that the BBC have opted to cancel the free TV licence for many people over the age of 75.

Acorns Children's Hospice

When I visited Acorns Children’s Hospice in Walsall I was determined to do all I can to help keep it open. Working with other Black Country MPs, I met with Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, in Parliament to discuss the potential closure. 

Tacking Lonliness and Isolation

Our elderly residents don't deserve to feel lonely. That's why I'm organising events across Bloxwich, Willenhall and Walsall North for older people. It was a real pleasure to get together at Keelson Pointe in Leamore for a coffee morning and a chat along with local councilor Gaz Ali.

Bloxwich North Car Park

It's great news that work on the car park at Bloxwich North train station has been completed. Matt Follows and local Bloxwich West Councillors launched a petition with residents of Mossley estate to get the work done.

Willenhall E-ACT Academy

I recently got to visit Willenhall E-ACT Academy. I met with staff, students and the headteacher Jenn Willmitt to discuss what they’ve been doing to improve the school. I then got the opportunity in the House of Commons to congratulate Jenn and her team at the school on their fantastic progress.

Vaisakhi

A big highlight for me over the last few weeks was the Vaisakhi Parade. I was privileged to join an amazing turnout of local people along with Willenhall activist, Amandeep Garcha, and hundreds of constituents to walk from Wednesfield to Willenhall.

NHS Parliamentary Awards

The NHS has transformed the health and wellbeing of the nation. But none of this would be possible without the skill, dedication and compassion of NHS staff, as well as the many volunteers, charities and communities that support the service.

Sajid Javid in Willenhall

Following news that 200 new police officers are to be recruited for the West Midlands, I was delighted to host the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, in Willenhall. He was here to meet local businesses from Willenhall high street to discuss crime and what is happening to tackle it.

£36 million new Walsall A&E approved by Government

BREAKING NEWS! I’m delighted to announce the Conservative Government have awarded £36 million to upgrade the A&E at Walsall Manor Hospital. I’ve been fighting for this in Westminster since being elected and we desperately need the investment in Walsall.

Eddie meets Health Secretary to lobby for Walsall Manor A&E.

Eddie recently met with Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, to push the case for the £36 million rebuild of Walsall Manor Hospital A&E. Its too small, no longer fit for purpose and a new building would also help reduce waiting times by increasing capacity.