Michael Celebrates Diwali!

On Saturday, 14th October I joined hundreds of people in Northampton town centre for what I think must be the tenth occasion I have celebrated the Hindu festival of Diwali. Many residents joined the highly colourful and musical parade around town again this year.

Michael Supports Tough Action on Animal Welfare

In the last fortnight, the Government has announced three new measures designed to improve animal welfare:

1)  a ban on the sale of ivory in the UK;

2)  raising the maximum sentence for animal cruelty from 6 months to 5 years; and

Michael Attends Party Conference

Every year in the autumn the main political parties hold their annual Party Conferences and as I do every year I attended the Conservative Party Conference, this year located in Manchester.

Michael Attends Charity Caribbean Event

On Saturday, 23rd September I was delighted to be invited to attend and speak again at the annual Caribbean Ball, hosted by ACES - a registered charity based in Northampton.

Unemployment Continues to Fall in Northampton North!

Recent figures show that the unemployment claimant figure in Northampton North is down by a further 2% since 2015 and down by an enormous 1,225 (53%) since 2010. There is always more to do, but this is certainly very welcome and encouraging news.

Apprenticeships on the Rise in Northampton North!

Recently released figures show that since 2010 there have been 5,750 new apprenticeships created in Northampton North – a staggeringly good number which demonstrates the effectiveness of the Government’s work in creating new apprenticeships.