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Andrew Griffiths MP unearths figures which highlight the dangers of losing Burton A&E
Andrew Griffiths MP unearths figures which highlight the dangers of losing Burton A&E
Monday 20th February 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton’s MP, Andrew Griffiths has uncovered statistics which show just how devastating losing the A&E department at Queen’s Hospital could be for emergency care provision locally.  After writing to West Midlands Ambulance Service, Mr Griffiths found the Service had made almost 9,000 callouts over the last 12 months in Burton which resulted in a hospital admission. Over 8,000 of these were admitted to...
Andrew Griffiths MP meets hard-working Queen’s Hospital A&E staff
Andrew Griffiths MP meets hard-working Queen’s Hospital A&E staff
Tuesday 14th February 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)

Hard-working staff at Burton's accident and emergency department were praised by Burton MP Andrew Griffiths in a special visit today (14th February) as he thanked them for their efforts during a busy winter.

The MP was given a walk round the unit to take a look at what they do and thank them for their dedication throughout the last few months. He was joined by...

Burton’s MP receives Punch jobs assurance as Heineken deal looms
Burton’s MP receives Punch jobs assurance as Heineken deal looms
Thursday 9th February 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths has received an assurance from the company looking to take over Burton-based Punch Taverns that the jobs and headquarters of the company will remain in the town. Any offer has been made for Punch Taverns to be sold to Patron Capital Advisors, with a group of their pubs being bought as part of the deal by big Dutch brewer Heineken. Once the offer was announced, Mr Griffiths...
Burton’s MP welcomes hope of improvement on the A38
Burton’s MP welcomes hope of improvement on the A38
Wednesday 1st February 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton’s Member of Parliament Andrew Griffiths has welcomed the potential for a dramatic upgrade for the A38 under a new proposal put forward by Midlands Connect. Mr Griffiths has been lobbying for increased investment in the A38 and for its upgrade to an “expressway” and that option is now being considered by the Midlands Connect group, of which Highways England is a partner. Andrew said: “Local...
Andrew Griffiths MP welcomes additional millions to improve county roads
Andrew Griffiths MP welcomes additional millions to improve county roads
Wednesday 25th January 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton and Uttoxeter’s MP, Andrew Griffiths has welcomed the recent announcement made by the Government that Staffordshire road users will benefit from an additional £3.71 million worth of local road improvements on top of what was announced in the Autumn Statement – this brings the county’s road budget to £23.1 million. This funding will be given to Staffordshire County Council and this broken down...
Burton’s MP reacts to Supreme Court ruling
Burton’s MP reacts to Supreme Court ruling
Tuesday 24th January 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)
Speaking after the Supreme Court ruling this morning,  Andrew Griffiths MP, said:  "The Supreme Court ruled today that there needs to be a vote in Parliament before Article 50 is triggered.  I respect the Supreme Court’s decision, as does the Government, and the next steps will be set out to Parliament shortly." "However, the important thing is that the British people voted to leave the European...

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