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Proposed New University Station 

26 Sep 18

Today I had a briefing on the proposed new build of University Station in Edgbaston.


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Conservative Party Conference 2018 in Birmingham – date, time and when is Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech? 

26 Sep 18

Where is the Tory Party Conference being held and what’s up for discussion on the agenda…


News
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner cautiously welcomes Conservative Party conference to region 

25 Sep 18

THE CONSERVATIVE party conference has been welcomed cautiously by the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).


Blog politics
Edgbaston PACT Meeting 

24 Sep 18

Tonight was the Edgbaston Police PACT meeting at the Hallmark Hotel on the Hagley Road.


News
‘Feisty’ scorpion found in luxury Birmingham hotel 

24 Sep 18

The Hyatt Regency is to host some of the Conservative Party conference from Sunday.


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Guest finds a scorpion at Tory party conference hotel in Birmingham 

24 Sep 18

Just when the Tories thought Brexit was the big worry for its party conference in Birmingham, look what crept into the Hyatt Regency Hotel…


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Solihull’s Local Development Plan Review 

23 Sep 18

A report about our review of the Local Development Plan goes before the cabinet member this week.


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BUS SERVICES – Consultation by TfWM 

23 Sep 18

It has taken a long time but there is a consultation beginning tomorrow.


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Demand for Tories to explain change of heart over purchase of the Saddlers Centre 

19 Sep 18

Since gaining control of Walsall Council back in May this year, it would appear that the Tories have had a massive change of heart over their opposition to the purchase of the Saddlers Centre by the previous Labour/Lib Dem administration.


News
Birmingham gets ready to host Conservative Party Conference 

17 Sep 18

WEST MIDLANDS Police is preparing for one of the largest security operations of its kind in the region as Birmingham gets ready to host the Conservative Party Conference 2018.


Blog politics
New Sutton Coldfield street signs to reflect Royal status 

17 Sep 18

Following the successful campaign by Royal Sutton Coldfield activists to press Google into using Sutton Coldfield’s Royal Title on all Google Map products around the world, Andrew Mitchell MP has secured agreement that in future, all street name …


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP visits Boldmere St. Michaels Football Club 

17 Sep 18

Andrew Mitchell, our Member of Parliament and Councillor Simon Ward, the leader of the Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council have visited Boldmere St.


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Conservative Party conference 2018: This is the reason there will be more armed police on the streets of Birmingham 

17 Sep 18

Hundreds of officers will be on the streets with the international terrorist threat classed as severe…


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Conservatives ban anti-Brexit campaigners from Birmingham party conference 

14 Sep 18

Tories told campaigners calling for a second EU referendum that they’re not welcome in Birmingham’s ICC…


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Anti-Brexit campaigners plan Birmingham rally during Tory party conference 

13 Sep 18

Rally to be held as Brexit ministers arrive in city for their annual conference…


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Creynolds Lane – request for a change in speed limit 

12 Sep 18

Residents may be aware of the letter I wrote on behalf of many residents seeking a change in the speed limit, from 40 mph to 30 mph, on Creynolds Lane.


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell visits Good Hope to meet to meet top official running Royal Sutton’s hospital 

10 Sep 18

Andrew Mitchell has visited Good Hope to discuss recent developments at the hospital with the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nurse.


Local news
Final Boundary Review for Pheasey 

10 Sep 18

The boundary review concluded today and we are in the seat of Walsall and Oscott as below This includes the following wards So from the old Walsall South Wards we have lost Darlaston and Bentley, Darlaston South and Pleck and gained Blakenhall, …


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Time to end the grammar schools – Comprehensive Future meeting at Tory party conference on 1st October 

7 Sep 18

Comprehensive Future have a fringe event at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham, aiming to highlight our proposals for a positive future without selection.


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Creynolds Lane – junction works 

6 Sep 18

I wish to update residents in relation to the proposed works, which will create a right-turn from Creynolds Lane onto the Stratford Road (A34).


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Protest at Tory Party Conference Saturday 29 September 1pm Victoria Sq 

5 Sep 18

Join us ahead of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham as we march to call time on failed austerity, and demand a new deal that will give us all the rise in living standards we so desperately need.


Blog politics
Ward Forum At Martineau Gardens 

4 Sep 18

Many thanks to all the Edgbaston residents who came to our Ward Forum meeting at the beautiful Martineau Gardens this evening.


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP joins Royal Town’s beekeepers for the annual Bar-Bee-Q 

4 Sep 18

Andrew Mitchell has joined local beekeepers from the Sutton Coldfield and North Birmingham Branch of the Warwickshire Beekeepers Association at their annual Bar-Bee-Q, at the teaching apiary in Sutton Park.


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP visits Ashwood Veterinary Clinic 

4 Sep 18

Andrew Mitchell MP and Councillor Meirion Jenkins, has visited the local Ashwood Veterinary Clinic located in Mere Green.


News
Vandalised, overgrown, forgotten: Shocking photos of closed former police station 

3 Sep 18

Station is one of 600 nationally that have been closed since the Conservatives came to power…


News
Candidates confirmed for Lichfield District Council Stowe ward by-election 

3 Sep 18

Three candidates will contest a by-election for a vacant seat on Lichfield District Council.


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Birmingham’s male and female patients increasingly forced to share wards 

1 Sep 18

The Conservatives pledged to end mixed-sex wards…


Blog politics
When Will The Council’s Bin Deal Be Implemented? 

31 Aug 18

This evening I was on BBC One Midlands Today and the Paul Franks show on Radio WM – asking why the Council’s bin deal isn’t being implemented on Sept 1st as promised by the Labour Leader of the Council at the June Council meeting.


News
Lichfield District Council leader insists Friarsgate Plan B working group will be cross-party 

29 Aug 18

The leader of Lichfield District Council has insisted a group looking at a new plan for the Friarsgate land will be cross-party.


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell seeks meeting with Mike Ashley, the new owner of House of Fraser 

28 Aug 18

Andrew Mitchell MP has written to Mike Ashley, the new owner who acquired the House of Fraser chain, to seek a meeting in view of its strong connection to Royal Sutton Coldfield.


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Scarlet Mitchell launches bid for Westminster Dog of the Year 2018 from Royal Sutton Coldfield 

28 Aug 18

Scarlet Mitchell the Welsh Springer Spaniel belonging to Andrew Mitchell, the Royal Town’s MP, has launched her bid to be the “Westminster Dog of the Year” champion 2018.


Local news
Police Meeting for Residents re Conservative Conference Security 

27 Aug 18

The West Midlands Police are holding a meeting for Residents on the security measures to be employed to ensure the safety of all during the Conservative Party Conference at the ICC between Sunday 30th September and Wednesday 3rd October 2018.


Blog politics
Bus Gate Works 

23 Aug 18

Further to the consultation carried out earlier this summer, I have been notified by the Midland Metro Alliance today that the work to install the bus gate at the junction of George Rd and Islington Row Middleway will begin on Monday September 3rd, …


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Tories ban pro-remain campaign from Birmingham party conference brochure 

22 Aug 18

Conservative MP attacks ‘foolish effort to stifle debate…


Blog politics
Cycle Parking Consultation 

21 Aug 18

A consultation is currently taking place about proposed cycle parking around the new A38 cycle route.


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP visits Birch Coppice to see what might be in store for the commercial development at Peddimore 

20 Aug 18

At the invitation of IM Properties, the developer at the Peddimore Site, Andrew Mitchell MP has visited Birch Coppice Business Park in Tamworth.


Blog politics
Cycle Works On A38 

20 Aug 18

Message from Bham Cycle Revolution – if you have any queries relating to the new A38 cycle route, pop along to a drop in session – held every Wednesday morning 10.00am – 11.00am at the contractor’s compound on Spring Road (next to McDonalds).


Blog comment
Vote for Boris 

19 Aug 18

The latest Polls today state more people than ever want to leave the EU, interestingly 48 % of the people polled now considering our political classes are wilfully attempting to damage our Brexit to satisfy their own political remain agenda.


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP meets the Royal Town’s Amnesty International Group 

15 Aug 18

Andrew Mitchell MP has attended the Sutton Coldfield Amnesty International Group’s event hosted by the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church on Lichfield Road.


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP chairs meeting between town centre businesses and Sutton Coldfield police 

13 Aug 18

Andrew Mitchell MP has chaired a meeting between the Sutton Coldfield’s Town Centre business managers and the head of the police, Jane Bailey.


Blog politics
Conservatives At The Croquet Club 

12 Aug 18

This afternoon Edgbaston Ward Conservatives held a very successful fund raising event at the Edgbaston Croquet Club in Richmond Hill Rd.


Blog politics
Thank You Leaflet 

11 Aug 18

Following on from last night’s fund raising dinner, the Edgbaston Conservative campaign team were out again in the ward this morning, continuing with our delivery of our latest In Touch newsletter and Andy Street’s mayoral update.


Blog politics
Ruth Davidson In Birmingham 

10 Aug 18

Another big fund raising dinner in Birmingham tonight – this time with Ruth Davidson MSP as the speaker in support of West Midlands Conservative Mayor Andy Street.


Blog politics
Meeting With Trident 

9 Aug 18

Our Edgbaston District Engineer and I were glad to meet with a representative from Trident and their contractor SS Electricals today with a view to identifying the ownership of various lamp posts on Melton Drive as Trident work to improve the …


Blog comment
And if we tolerate this… 

9 Aug 18

It’s time Britain’s media began treating racism in the Conservative Party as seriously as it does racism in the Labour Party says Steve Beauchampé.


Blog comment
Tesco Fined after Employee Fractured Pelvis 

8 Aug 18

Tesco has been fined £160,000 after a member of staff at a store in Thurrock was seriously injured when a cage full of goods fell onto them as they were unloading it from a lorry.


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Jail Terms for Gross Negligence Manslaughter to Increase 

8 Aug 18

Employers or managers convicted of gross negligence manslaughter after a workplace fatality are likely to face longer prison sentences under a new guideline published by the Sentencing Council.


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Thefts from Vehicles Warning in Tamworth 

8 Aug 18

Staffordshire Police is issuing a warning to remind vehicle owners to keep their cars locked and valuables hidden out of sight following a spate of thefts from vehicles in Tamworth.


Blog politics
Birmingham Airport welcomes Andrew Mitchell MP to discuss its plans to make the airport the best-connected in the country 

6 Aug 18

Birmingham Airport was delighted to welcome Andrew Mitchell MP to discuss plans for future growth in the region.


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP holds discussions with Royal Town’s secondary headteachers 

6 Aug 18

Andrew Mitchell MP has held his Annual Meeting with Headteachers from the Royal Town’s Secondary Schools.







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