Michael Visits the Umbrella Fair

Every year in around mid-August the Northamptonshire Umbrella Fair takes place on The Racecourse. The reason it is called the Umbrella Fair is because it encompasses and includes a wide range of community activities, events and groups.

Parliament Moving to Northampton? Michael Comments

I was interviewed by BBC Radio Northampton on Tuesday, 22nd August. In this interview I was asked about the silencing of Big Ben’s bells as well as the possibility of Parliament moving to Northampton!

How to Report Highway Issues!

I get many emails and letters from some of my 65,000 constituents on matters concerning highways, such as potholes.

Health Secretary Responds to NGH Parking Charges

In an interview on BBC Radio Northampton last month, and as mentioned in the previous edition of this E-Newsletter, I wrote to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, regarding Northampton General Hospital’s decision to charge volunteers to park in their car park whilst coming in to vo

How to Report Your Issues to Northampton Borough Council

In my capacity as the Member of Parliament for Northampton North, I receive many emails and letters from constituents who want help with such things as fly-tipping in their area or with litter in the street where they live.

Michael attends Social Housing Garden Competition

I was pleased to be invited to attend Northampton Partnership Homes (NPH) first ever gardening competition, which took place at Bouverie house in Hardingstone, Northampton on Tuesday 8th August.

Michael’s MP Expenses Explained

The independent body which monitors MP’s expenses (IPSA) releases the annual summary of expense accounts of each Member of Parliament on an annual basis, usually at around this time of year.