Gareth Snell MP

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

News from Stoke on Trent Central

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...

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Our campaign against Hospital fines - please keep sharing!

I was recently interviewed by the BBC regarding our campaign against the CCG's plans to fine University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust nearly ten million pounds for missed targets. In case you missed it, here is the full piece that aired on BBC Midlands Today.

Still no response from Jeremy Hunt to my letter calling for him to intervene!

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Hospital Fines

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Our campaign against Hospital fines - please keep sharing! I was recently interviewed by the BBC regarding our campaign against the CCG's plans to fine University Hospitals of...

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I popped into the Etruria Canal Festival at the Etruria Industrial museum. Glorious weather, good food and great community spirit. Well done to all those that helped organise the day!

Gareth Visits Etruria Canal Festival

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I popped into the Etruria Canal Festival at the Etruria Industrial museum. Glorious weather, good food and great community spirit. Well done to...

While slightly different to most of my posts, today is nonetheless important as it's National Fish and Chips day! If you've not heard of the day before, that's because it's only the third year it's been celebrated.

Personally, I think it's an important celebration. Fish and chips is a beloved dish here in Britain and many small business owners and workers owe their livelihoods to the continued popularity of the dish. If you'd like to find out more or get involved in the day, you can do so here: http://www.neoda.org.uk/fishandchipday

We celebrated in the office today by getting some food from our local chippy - Loftus - how will you be celebrating the day?

National Fish and Chips Day 2018

While slightly different to most of my posts, today is nonetheless important as it's National Fish and Chips day! If you've not heard of the day before, that's because it's...

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