Gareth Snell MP

Labour and Co-operative MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central

News from Stoke on Trent Central

I have another one of my coffee mornings in the constituency this week. Why not pop along to come and see me and talk about any issues you might want to raise?

This time I'll be at the Minton Centre in Hartshill from 10am on Friday. No appointment necessary!

Minton Centre Coffee Morning

I have another one of my coffee mornings in the constituency this week. Why not pop along to come and see me and talk about any issues you might want...

We won't be ignored by Jeremy Hunt - Our NHS is too important.

Following on from my question to Jeremy Hunt this morning I have written to him again with my Stoke-on-Trent North and Kidsgrove colleague Ruth Smeeth MP.

Ruth and I refuse to be ignored in our efforts to shine a light on the problems facing our NHS locally and we won't stop till the government and the Secretary of State take action to address the problems we have raised.

We won't be Ignored by Jeremy Hunt

We won't be ignored by Jeremy Hunt - Our NHS is too important. Following on from my question to Jeremy Hunt this morning I have written to him again with...

The Stoke-on-Trent Sentinel have run a very successful NHS SOS campaign highlighting the very real concerns local people have about the future of our NHS.

One of those concerns has been the problems of recruitment and retention in the NHS. Today in the House of Commons I asked Jeremy Hunt what he was going to do to address these problems in Stoke-on-Trent and whether he was prepared to meet and listen to the Sentinel and local people about their worries.

He couldn't even be bothered to answer the question and simply reeled off a series of statistics that we know highlight his failures rather than anything else.

Shouldn't the Secretary of State for Health actually care about what is happening in hospitals up and down the country? It appears not.

Jeremy Hunt continues to Fail Stoke-on-Trent

The Stoke-on-Trent Sentinel have run a very successful NHS SOS campaign highlighting the very real concerns local people have about the future of our NHS. One of those concerns has...

Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO's) are an important part a mixed housing economy. But in some areas of Stoke-on-Trent like Birches Head they are taking over large swathes of former family housing and putting pressures on parking and local services. Today I asked the government what they intended to do to give local residents the power to control or limit such large scale changes in our local community.

The Government needs to Empower Local Communities over HMOs

Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO's) are an important part a mixed housing economy. But in some areas of Stoke-on-Trent like Birches Head they are taking over large swathes of former...

Just occasionally I receive bile on my social media platforms that tries to denigrate Stoke-on-Trent. That tries to paint the picture of our city that no-one recognises. I don't think there could have been any more striking example of what an inclusive city we are than the wonderful Stoke Pride that happened over the weekend.

A day filled full of fun and laughter and every part of our diverse communities involved standing in solidarity with the LGBTQ community. A huge thank you to everyone who helped organise the events, the countless organisations who came and the wonderful members of the public who make the 12th Stoke Pride one of the biggest and best yet!

See you next year!

Gareth visits Stoke-on-Trent Pride 2018

Just occasionally I receive bile on my social media platforms that tries to denigrate Stoke-on-Trent. That tries to paint the picture of our city that no-one recognises. I don't think...

I'm a firm believer in the value of lifelong learning, so it's with great pleasure that I'd like to draw attention to some free 'have a go' sessions with Stoke Adult and Community Learning as part of this year's Festival of Learning.

For those who haven't heard of it, the Festival of Learning is an annual celebration of lifelong learning and the benefit it can bring to those adults who've used it to transform their lives. June is the 'have a go' month of the Festival of Learning, which brings with it some great opportunities.

The sessions here in Stoke are no exception and include training in diverse areas such as First Aid, E-safety, and English. Why not check out what's available at this link - there might be something you've always wanted to learn, or never thought about learning before now:

 

Festival of Learning 2018

I'm a firm believer in the value of lifelong learning, so it's with great pleasure that I'd like to draw attention to some free 'have a go' sessions with Stoke...

Tomorrow I will be hosting a stall with local Labour Party members at Stoke-on-Trent Pride. Pride is a wonderful event and an opportunity to celebrate community diversity and learn from each other, increasing compassion, understanding, equality and well-being. The event opens to the public at 1200, the parade around the park is at 1500 and the event closes at 1800.

It will be a fantastic day with food stalls, live music and stalls from organisations throughout Stoke-on-Trent. If you've not got anything planned I would highly recommend paying a visit!

Gareth to Visit Stoke-on-Trent Pride 2018

Tomorrow I will be hosting a stall with local Labour Party members at Stoke-on-Trent Pride. Pride is a wonderful event and an opportunity to celebrate community diversity and learn from...

Two years ago, a wonderful woman who was truly inspirational was taken from our lives, but with this she left us with true words of wisdom: “We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than that which divides us". Throughout the country this brought people together to remember her life, and we are continuing to do this.

So why not join us on the 24th June for a coffee morning to celebrate what would have been Jo’s 44th birthday.

The Great Get Together 2018

Two years ago, a wonderful woman who was truly inspirational was taken from our lives, but with this she left us with true words of wisdom: “We are far more...

I'd like to wish all Muslim people celebrating in the UK and around the world, Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak 2018

I'd like to wish all Muslim people celebrating in the UK and around the world, Eid Mubarak!

At midday today a minute silence will be held across the country to mark the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. I don't think any of us can put into words the sheer horror of what happened that night despite the heroic actions of our emergency services in trying to save lives.

I'll be remembering the 72 people who lost their lives and those who survived and are trying to get on with their lives. I'll be thinking of the families who have lost loved ones that they will never see again.

However, whilst I remember those who are suffering or suffered. I'll also be thinking about the failures that led to this horrendous disaster that has touched the lives of so many. I hope that when the investigations are finished, not only will we have the definitive answers of why 72 people had their lives stolen from them, but those responsible will be held accountable.

Remembering Grenfell

At midday today a minute silence will be held across the country to mark the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. I don't think any of us can put...

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