Gareth Snell MP

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

News from Stoke on Trent Central

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Another coffee morning in the constituency today giving local residents the opportunity to raise local and national issues with me. We're at St Stephens Church in Bentilee this morning till 12pm. No appointment necessary, just come down.

Gareth holds coffee morning in Bentilee

Another coffee morning in the constituency today giving local residents the opportunity to raise local and national issues with me. We're at St Stephens Church in Bentilee this morning till...

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Let's bring Channel 4 to Stoke-on-Trent!

So, this morning you may have heard me on BBC Radio Stoke whilst eating your breakfast talking about my joint campaign with Stoke-on-Trent North and Kidsgrove MP Ruth Smeeth to bring Channel 4 to Stoke-on-Trent.

You might not know that the government is currently considering moving the broadcaster’s headquarters out of central London.

That’s why we’ve written to the Secretary of State to ask her to consider Stoke-on-Trent as the new home for Channel 4. In recent weeks, our city has joined together to celebrate our heritage, culture, and sporting prowess as we bid to be the UK City of Culture in 2021.

This process has showcased what we already know; Stoke-on-Trent is leading the world in the creative arts – not just with our world famous ceramic industry, but in gaming and digital design too. We are a former European City of Sport and a future City of Culture, the home of football legends such as Sir Stanley Matthews and Gordon Banks and darts champions Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis.

But we are a city that needs investment and support to attract new businesses to create better paid jobs. If the government is serious about decentralising away from London, naming Stoke-on-Trent the new home for Channel 4 would do more than signal their intent – it would ensure a massive economic boost for our city that could have a tremendous effect on wages and jobs.

What do you think? Please share this post and let's get some excitement behind the campaign! #localandproud

Gareth backs campaign to bring Channel 4 to Stoke

Let's bring Channel 4 to Stoke-on-Trent! So, this morning you may have heard me on BBC Radio Stoke whilst eating your breakfast talking about my joint campaign with Stoke-on-Trent North...

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Do you regularly use the bus?

Do you use it to get to work, get to appointments, go to school or college?

Is the bus you use operated by D&G?

If so, I want to hear from you!

This week I’m meeting with local bus operator D&G to talk about changes they’ve made to local services and to raise any concerns and questions from local constituents.

So, whether it’s the cost of a ticket, where the bus stops (or doesn’t!) or if you have any suggestions then now is your chance. You can leave your comments or questions below – or you can email me at gareth.snell.mp@parliament.uk

Gareth wants to hear from local bus users

Do you regularly use the bus? Do you use it to get to work, get to appointments, go to school or college? Is the bus you use operated by D&G?...

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Last week at Labour Party conference in Brighton I had the opportunity to meet some fantastic organisations and learn more about some important campaigns from across the country. One of those important campaigns is run by Prostate Cancer UK, a campaign with a simple but important ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer. Through shifting the focus over the next 10 years to radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support, we can stop prostate cancer being a killer.

If we’re honest, men are sometimes not the best at looking after our health. And talking about your prostate isn’t something that comes up in your average conversation. But Prostate Cancer UK are running a campaign in partnership with Jeff Stelling and professional footballers and managers to get men talking about their health.

You can learn more at https://prostatecanceruk.org/ about how you can support the campaign. I’ll continue to support the campaign in every way I can.

Gareth pledges support for Prostate Cancer UK

Last week at Labour Party conference in Brighton I had the opportunity to meet some fantastic organisations and learn more about some important campaigns from across the country. One of...

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Our postal workers do an incredible job and provide a first class service that is the envy of many other countries. That's why I'm supporting our postal workers in their fight for the future of our postal service.

Gareth supports postal workers

Our postal workers do an incredible job and provide a first class service that is the envy of many other countries. That's why I'm supporting our postal workers in their...

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Another coffee morning today for local residents in Hanley Park and Shelton. We're in Verve at Staffordshire University on Leek Road. We're here till 12:30 and no appointment is necessary. Pop down if you can!

Gareth holds coffee morning in Hanley Park and Shelton

Another coffee morning today for local residents in Hanley Park and Shelton. We're in Verve at Staffordshire University on Leek Road. We're here till 12:30 and no appointment is necessary....

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On Saturday morning, I spoke at a rally organised by the TUC to support their campaign to end the cap on public sector pay. For seven years, public sector workers at the front-line of our public services have borne the brunt of the political ramifications of austerity.

Recruitment and retention of staff in our public services is becoming a real problem that is already having a damaging effect on our public services.

Gareth speaks at TUC rally

On Saturday morning, I spoke at a rally organised by the TUC to support their campaign to end the cap on public sector pay. For seven years, public sector workers...

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Today I'm holding another coffee morning for local residents to come and meet me and raise any issues they may have. This morning from 10-11:30am I'm at the St John's Welcome Centre in Abbey Hulton. No appointment is necessary so please do pop down.

Gareth holds coffee morning at St John's Welcome Centre

Today I'm holding another coffee morning for local residents to come and meet me and raise any issues they may have. This morning from 10-11:30am I'm at the St John's...

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Pleased to be confirmed as a member of the Public Accounts Committee this morning. Look forward to working with the chair and other committee members to hold the government to account for its use of taxpayers’ money.

Gareth confirmed as member of Public Accounts Committee

Pleased to be confirmed as a member of the Public Accounts Committee this morning. Look forward to working with the chair and other committee members to hold the government to...

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On Thursday, I asked the Leader of the House of Commons for a debate about the level of scrutiny given to the decisions and actions of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) because of the closure of community beds across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire.

Despite the issue being referred to the Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt he has failed to respond to these concerns from both the local authority and myself. The current situation is simply unacceptable and poses serious questions about whether current health governance structures are fit for purpose and letting down some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

Gareth calls for debate on CCG scrutiny

On Thursday, I asked the Leader of the House of Commons for a debate about the level of scrutiny given to the decisions and actions of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)...

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