Gareth Snell MP

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

News from Stoke on Trent Central

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...

It was good to see CAMRA in Parliament and hear more about their current campaigns to safeguard pubs and real ale across the country. I'm a proud member of CAMRA and very supportive of the campaigns they run. If you didn't already know, it's Britain's National Beer Day on June 15th. Why not celebrate at your local pub this Friday?

National Beer Day 2018

It was good to see CAMRA in Parliament and hear more about their current campaigns to safeguard pubs and real ale across the country. I'm a proud member of CAMRA...

Last week I was invited to see firsthand the work of Aggregate Industries Express Asphalt plant in Stoke-on-Trent. The Express Asphalt plant produces aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete products and has over 300 sites nationwide providing over 4,000 jobs. A huge thank you to Henry Dobson for arranging the visit and showing us around.

Gareth Visits Aggregate Industries Express Asphalt plant

Last week I was invited to see firsthand the work of Aggregate Industries Express Asphalt plant in Stoke-on-Trent. The Express Asphalt plant produces aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete...

I’ve had a significant number of emails and letters from constituents about my thoughts on the series of votes this week on Brexit. I’ve written a small piece for LabourList here.

My View on Brexit: The EEA isn't the Answer

I’ve had a significant number of emails and letters from constituents about my thoughts on the series of votes this week on Brexit. I’ve written a small piece for LabourList...

As you might have seen by now, this weekend my office staff and I will be doing the Potters 'Arf Marathon (we'll be walking it - none of us are bastions of physical fitness!).

We're fundraising for two fantastic local charities. The first is the Lou Macari foundation, which does fantastic work supporting the homeless in Stoke-on-Trent and helping them out of homelessness and with associated issues such as addiction.

The second charity is AEDdonate, which ensures our community has access to defibrillators. This is vital for Sudden Cardiac Arrest, from which 100,000 people die a year - 620 of these people under 35 and 270 children in schools. Survival chances increase upwards of 80% if a defibrillator is used in the first 3 minutes.

Potters 'Arf Marathon - Final Call for Donations!

As you might have seen by now, this weekend my office staff and I will be doing the Potters 'Arf Marathon (we'll be walking it - none of us are...

A lot of people have been posting about it being a year since the last General Election. For the people of Stoke-on-Trent Central they had to endure two parliamentary elections within just a few months and I suspect there isn't a house in my constituency that needs another piece of paper with my face on it through their letter-box.

However, I spent this afternoon, knocking on doors in Bentilee with local councillors Sheila Pitt and Steve Funnell talking to residents about the issues that matter to them and why we desperately need a Labour government.

I'm eternally grateful for the support of local residents for putting their faith in me and we are going to keep knocking on doors and listening to people all year round.

Door Knocking in Bentilee

A lot of people have been posting about it being a year since the last General Election. For the people of Stoke-on-Trent Central they had to endure two parliamentary elections...

I strongly support the RSPCA's campaigning to educate owners about the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars. As the days get warmer it can only take a few minutes before your pet's life is in danger.

If you see a dog in a hot car and have concerns please contact the RSPCA’s 24-hour emergency line on 0300 1234 999 for advice. If it’s an emergency and you believe the dog needs immediate help please contact the police on 999 as police officers have the power to enter a vehicle and remove the animal.

Gareth Supports RSPCA Campaign on Dogs in Cars

I strongly support the RSPCA's campaigning to educate owners about the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars. As the days get warmer it can only take a few minutes...

If we are serious about tackling Modern Day Slavery then the government needs to give the next Independent Anti-Slavery commissioner the resources and confidence that they will be free from interference from the Home Office to get on with their job. Proud to be part of the group of Labour Co-op MPs leading the fight on this issue.

Tackling Modern Day Slavery

If we are serious about tackling Modern Day Slavery then the government needs to give the next Independent Anti-Slavery commissioner the resources and confidence that they will be free from...

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