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Michael Helps Save No 19 Bus Route

Following mounting public pressure, Uno buses have now announced they will restore the number 19 bus route, which served Kingsley Road and Boughton Green Road. The service was removed with little notice on Sunday 5th August, inconveniencing many of my constituents, especially the elderly.

Michael Meets Pupils at Kingsthorpe College

On Friday, 2nd November I once again visited Kingsthorpe College in my constituency of Northampton North. I have visited the College on many occasions, most notably some three years ago in January 2016 when I brought the then-United States Ambassador to the UK to visit the school.

Michael Supports Northants Tourism

As the Tourism Minister I have inevitably been up and down the country visiting the best that this country has to offer tourists and recently I was pleased to visit a tourist spot here in Northamptonshire: Holdenby House.

Michael: “Save Our Libraries!”

As part of my ministerial role I am the minister with overall superintendence of libraries and I have been all around the country visiting and opening new libraries and witnessing first-hand their huge importance to communities and those who use them.

Michael At Event Honouring Fallen Police

On Monday, 15th October I along with about 100 other guests – including the Home Secretary, other MPs and Lords – attended a parliamentary reception to honour police officers and police staff who have been killed on duty.

Michael Remembers WW1 War Heroes in Westminster Hall Debate

On Tuesday, 23rd October I represented the Government in a Westminster Hall debate on the issue of the “Dead Man’s Penny Memorial Plaque” which is the name given to a medallion given to the next-of-kin of all British and Empire service personnel who were killed during the First World War.

Michael Visits Scotland Yard’s ‘Arts and Antiquities Branch’

The Metropolitan Police – the Police Service for the Greater London Area – have numerous different branches and units within its overall control.

I recently visited their Arts and Antiquities Branch to see for myself the work they are doing to protect cultural items.

Michael Calls for Bus Route to be Restored

At the beginning of August some sections of the No 19 Violet bus route were cut by the Uno bus company – these sections, namely Kingsley Road, Kingsthorpe Grove and Boughton Green Road are vital for many of my constituents, some of whom are elderly and would struggle to travel otherwise.