Local News

Eddie welcomes animal cruelty announcement

Eddie today welcomed the announcement by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, that Conservatives will increase prison terms from 6 months to 5 years for animal cruelty and abuse. Eddie said, "I'm delighted by this announcement, that I campaigned on during the election campaign.

Send Eddie your views on making Brexit a success

There is one issue that keeps cropping up on my visits around Walsall North: and it’s Brexit. There is much optimism from people I have met across Bloxwich and Willenhall. After all, the reason that the EU didn’t want the UK to leave shows how much leverage the UK has in negotiations.

Major rail improvements for the West Midlands announced

Major rail improvements for Walsall and the West Midlands have been announced by the Government.

For Walsall this means more frequent services, more carriages and a new direct rush-hour service between Walsall and London from December 2018.

Eddie comments on recent illegal traveller camps

Residents have contacted both myself and local councillors about this issue and they are quite rightly very distressed by this ongoing and extremely frustrating problem. I am extremely sympathetic to the many concerns that have been raised and it is something that needs tackling head on.

Update on Willenhall E-ACT Academy

I wrote to Sir David Carter - the National Schools Commissioner in charge of academy standards - late last month regarding the inadequate Ofsted report at Willenhall E-ACT Academy.

Eddie calls for intervention at Willenhall E-ACT Academy

We all want the best education for our children, so I have today written to the National Schools Commissioner regarding Willenhall E-ACT Academy. Immediate action needs to be taken to address the ongoing issues at the school. It is not good enough for pupils, staff and parents.