I have just learnt of the terrible news about my parliamentary neighbour Jack Dromey's death this morning. He was a great colleague and friend and in spite of our different political allegiances we worked seamlessly together on local issues of importance to those we represent at Westminster. I send my love and condolences to Harriet and their family on this awful news and their terrible loss.
Again, we have had a challenging year with the pandemic and all the changes to our lives it has brought about, not least for this Christmas, when again, we are inevitably cautious and restrained.
Last night, once I got back to the Royal Town, I held a meeting with the Leader of the Conservatives on Birmingham City Council who is working hard, along with his excellent team, to bring about improvement across our local government area.
The awful tragedy of the death of Louis Watkiss following an accident at the Snow Dome in Tamworth has moved all of us in the Royal Town; and I send my deepest sympathy to Chris and Natalie and their family at this terrible time.
I salute Chris and Natalie’s bravery and compassion in launching their campaign to ensure nothing like this happens again if humanly possible. I joined the family on BBC Breakfast on Monday to express my support.
Sutton Coldfield MP, Andrew Mitchell has received both his flu and booster jabs this week at the Town Hall and heard first hand how the rollout programme is progressing.