Latest updates from Daniel

Community Pubs

Pubs play a crucial role at the heart of our community and we have some fantastic examples here in Shrewsbury. That is why I am glad that the Government has introduced a series of measures to protect pubs so they can serve their communities for generations to come.

Dementia Awareness Week

*PUBLISHED ON 17 05 2016*

This week (Sunday 15th – Saturday 21st) is Dementia Awareness Week and, therefore, is a good time to talk about the work we are doing to improve Dementia care, a key priority for the Government.

Foreign Affairs Committee releases report on Implications of the referendum on EU membership for the UK’s role in the world

Foreign Affairs Committee has released our report on the implications of the referendum on EU membership for the UK’s role in the world. You can see a full copy of the report here


Daniel's statement on the EU Referendum

24 02 16

European Union Referendum

As a result of this week’s announcement from Prime Minister that there is to be a referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union (EU) on 23 June 2016, I would like to share with you my thoughts on the matter, both as an individual and as the Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury and Atcham.  

Local Government Funding Settlement for Shropshire

16 03 2016

The Government’s provisional settlement, set out in December, would have reduced the overall amount of central government funding for rural councils by over 31% over the four-year period, whereas urban councils would only have received a 22% average cut. After discussing this cut with the Council I was convinced it was wholly unfair and so had no choice but to inform the Government that I would be unable to support the Finance Bill unless major changes were made to Shropshire’s allocations.

MPs Expenses

I feel strongly that openness and transparency are necessary to ensure a good relationship between elected representatives and their constituents. To that end, you can see below a complete copy of my office expenses from the last financial year.

Taiwanese Trade Delegation comes to Shrewsbury

22 March 2016


Last week I brought a delegation from the Taiwanese Embassy to Shrewsbury, which included the Ambassador Mr Liu Chih-kung. They were in Shropshire to build links with local businesses and see what the region has to offer in the way of opportunities to build links and trade. The Ambassador was extremely impressed with Salop Design & Engineering Ltd, a metal pressings and assembly’s manufacturer.

They were met by Salop’s Commercial Director, Christopher Greenough, who said;

UK dairy industry

On Wednesday the 20th of April there will be a debate in Westminster Hall on the important matter of the UK dairy industry. British Milk farmers have been hit heavily by the drop in the price of milk worldwide and Shropshire has been as heavily affected as anywhere. I will of course be taking part in the debate and making sure that the voice of Dairy farmers across Shropshire and the UK is heard. I have been lobbying the Government for some time on this issue and they have to their credit acted where they can.

Mansel Williams, Councillor for Belle Vue

It is with a sense of sadness I learn that Mansel Williams, the Councillor for Belle Vue, has decided to stand down.  As the MP for Shrewsbury my experience over the last ten years has been nothing but positive of this very hard working and dedicated gentleman.


Future Fit

The Future Fit consultation on the configuration of Shropshire Healthcare services is an important process for not just constituents of Shrewsbury & Atcham, but also the rest of Shropshire and Mid Wales. I am convinced that the best outcome for all these groups would be for the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital to host the Emergency Care Centre. It is vital that the team of clinicians planning how our healthcare services look like in the future make the right choice.