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Station meeting with East Midlands Trains
Station meeting with East Midlands Trains
Monday 12th February 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths and top local councillors are due to meet East Midlands Trains to call for urgent improvements to Burton train station. Mr Griffiths has arranged to meet representatives from East Midlands Trains on Friday 16th February, along with East Staffordshire Borough Council Leader Cllr Richard Grosvenor, Deputy Leader Cllr Jacqui Jones, and Staffordshire County Council Cabinet...
Andrew Griffiths MP calls on Police to enforce the 60mph zone of the A38
Andrew Griffiths MP calls on Police to enforce the 60mph zone of the A38
Friday 2nd February 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton’s MP, Andrew Griffiths, is calling on Staffordshire Police to speed check the 60mph section of the A38 between Barton and Branston following the revelation that not a single speeding prosecution has been made in this section. Mr Griffiths led the campaign that saw the speeding limit on the section of the A38 between Barton and Branston being reduced back in 2014, following a series of very serious...
Success for MP’s plastic straw campaign as Punch say it’s “the final straw”
Success for MP’s plastic straw campaign as Punch say it’s “the final straw”
Friday 26th January 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
  Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths has seen an early success in his campaign to persuade Burton’s pub companies to ditch plastic straws from their pubs as Punch Taverns announce they will no longer serve drinks with plastic straws. The announcement came after Andrew wrote to Burton’s three major pub companies, calling on them to ban the use of plastic straws and stirrers in drinks in their pubs. ...
Andrew Griffiths supports possible return of 3 Mercian Staffordshire Regiment
Andrew Griffiths supports possible return of 3 Mercian Staffordshire Regiment
Monday 15th January 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths has backed new calls for 3 Mercian, the Staffords to be revived. The suggestion came as Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy called for the Regiment’s return at Defence Questions in the House of Commons this week. Andrew Griffiths has backed Mr Lefroy’s call and agrees that this would be a very positive move for Staffordshire and the army as a whole. Andrew said: “We were all very...
Burton’s MP welcomes Winter Funding Boost for Queen’s Hospital
Burton’s MP welcomes Winter Funding Boost for Queen’s Hospital
Friday 5th January 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths today welcomed the Government’s multi-million pound investment in Queen’s Hospital this winter, as it emerged that Burton’s NHS Trust has been granted an additional £1.8million in funding to help cope with winter pressures. Queen’s Hospital and the wider health system has prepared earlier and more extensively than ever before for winter this year, with a focus on securing...
Andrew Griffiths MP welcomes £450 million boost to police funding
Andrew Griffiths MP welcomes £450 million boost to police funding
Tuesday 2nd January 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Andrew Griffiths, Member of Parliament for Burton and Uttoxeter, has welcomed the news of a substantial £450 million increase in police funding across England and Wales. An additional £270 million was announced by the Home Office for local police forces and will help Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables manage their budgets better as well as ensure they have the resources they need. Locally, police funding...

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