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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.

Michael Celebrates the Hindu Festival of Navratri

As I have done for many years now, I joined hundreds of people late one Friday evening at Northampton College to celebrate the Festival of Navratri with the local Hindu community.  

Michael Discusses Local Housing with Homes Body

Northampton Partnership Homes (NPH) is an organisation that manages around 11,700 council homes in Northampton on behalf of the local authorities, ensuring that residents’ housing needs can be met.