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Andrew Griffiths welcomes new income boost for working families in Burton and Uttoxeter
Andrew Griffiths welcomes new income boost for working families in Burton and Uttoxeter
Friday 7th April 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths has welcomed the news that working families in Burton and Uttoxeter are set to benefit from a range of Government measures coming into effect this week. From 6th April, the tax-free personal allowance will rise for the seventh year in a row to £11,500, benefitting almost 47,000 people in Burton and Uttoxeter, and meaning a typical basic rate taxpayer will pay a full...
Burton’s MP backs pubs industry’s proposals to create brewing apprenticeship scheme
Burton’s MP backs pubs industry’s proposals to create brewing apprenticeship scheme
Wednesday 5th April 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)
Andrew Griffiths MP has given his backing to proposals to create an industry wide apprenticeship scheme in brewing. The scheme, which is backed by the Beer and Pub Association and the Society for Independent Brewers would ensure all apprentices are given high quality skills and training they need to build a career in brewing. The proposals come in the same week that the Government introduced its new...
Burton MP gives his thanks to those who made ‘Save Burton A&E’ campaign a success!
Burton MP gives his thanks to those who made ‘Save Burton A&E’ campaign a success!
Friday 17th March 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)
Following the announcement from the local NHS trust that Burton A&E will remain open, Andrew Griffiths MP, said:  "I am delighted that Burton A&E will remain open! Having faced enormous support for the A&E to stay open, last week the NHS officials responsible for Queen's Hospital and the provision of...
Burton’s Muslim community comes together to support A&E Petition
Burton’s Muslim community comes together to support A&E Petition
Wednesday 15th March 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton’s Muslim community has got behind a petition set up by the local MP, Andrew Griffiths, calling on NHS chiefs to reconsider their proposals to downgrade Burton’s A&E department to an urgent care unit.  Youssef Mahboob and Tariq Hussain from Burton took the initiative to collect petition sheets from Mr Griffiths’ office and then visited the local mosques as well as the wider community to gather...
Burton MP labels response to petition to save A&E as ‘staggering’ as it rockets past 50,000 signatures
Burton MP labels response to petition to save A&E as ‘staggering’ as it rockets past 50,000 signatures
Tuesday 7th March 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)

More than 50,000 passionate residents have signed a petition in the fight to save Burton's accident and emergency unit from the threat of being downgraded. People from across Burton and South Derbyshire have shown an overwhelming vote of confidence in the department, as they have joined forces to add their voices to the petition which has been drawn up to prevent the unit at Burton's Queen's...

Burton MP Andrew Griffiths urges young people to get help if they are struggling with mental health
Burton MP Andrew Griffiths urges young people to get help if they are struggling with mental health
Monday 6th March 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)

It is okay to get help for mental health problems says Burton MP Andrew Griffiths after it was found that nearly three in 10 young people in the West Midlands will not seek support.

The survey, which was conducted anonymously online by The Prince's Trust, revealed the "extremely worrying" levels of stigma around mental health which showed that young people with...

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