Latest updates from Daniel

Daniel hears Methodist Women´s call for action on human trafficking

Daniel visited a meeting of the local branch of the Women's Network of the Methodist Church last Friday at St Chad"s church hall in Shrewsbury.

The Women's Network were celebrating the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the Network and took the opportunity to present Daniel with a petition on the subject of human trafficking, calling for action to protect women who are being brought into the UK from Eastern Europe and elsewhere for sexual exploitation.

Fair treatment for our soldiers

Daniel has promised a local branch of The Royal British Legion that he will actively support their campaign to fight for the Government to Honour the Military Covenant.

Buy local and save food miles

Daniel recently welcomed Shrewsbury farmer Mr Edward Warner to his constituency office to see the new vegetable oil that is being produced on a farm in Nesscliffe.

Delight at direct rail link success

Daniel is very pleased at the announcement this week that the proposal for a direct rail link from Shropshire to London has been approved by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR).

The ORR has approved a service by the Wrexham, Shropshire and Marylebone Railway Company running from Wrexham, via Shrewsbury and Telford, to London Marylebone. There will be five services each way on weekdays and three at weekends.

Campaigning for Harlescott youngsters

Daniel and Councillor Mrs Eileen Sandford are busy campaigning for a new playground for the children of the Harlescott area of Shrewsbury.

The NHS is our top priority

Daniel has today sent the following open letter to his Party leader David Cameron. He is calling on Mr Cameron to make sure that the National Health Service is the top priority for the Conservative Party both now and in the next government.

Text of the letter:

Rt Hon David Cameron MP
Leader of the Opposition
House of Commons

Our ref: DK/RJT/DK150807

15th August 2007

Dear David

Re: our National Health Service - top priority for the next Government

Keep St Mary´s Church open

Daniel was recently visited by Mrs Eileen Parry, who is the church booking secretary for St Mary the Virgin church in St Mary's Street, Shrewsbury, to enlist his help in keeping the church and coffee shop open for visitors.

Regional development day a huge success

Daniel is very pleased at the success of the day visit he arranged yesterday for Advantage West Midlands to see around Shrewsbury and find out about the projects that are going on in the area.

In the latest and most comprehensive of a series of visits arranged by Daniel for the regional development agency, the visitors were able to see a selection of completed projects, as well as schemes in progress and plans for future developments.

Stepping up the campaign against Congestion Charging

Daniel is playing a central coordinating role in the ongoing campaign against proposals to bring Congestion Charging to Shrewsbury town centre.

Daniel is meeting with other campaigners on Friday morning, as a protest is being staged before a meeting of Shropshire County Councils, where proposals for a Transport bid are being considered by the County Councillors. The protesters will be calling on the Councillors to throw out any schemes that involve road users being charged to enter Shrewsbury town centre.

Pulling the pints at the Dog in the Lane, Astley, in Proud of Pubs Week

Daniel will be dropping in at his local pub the Dog in the Lane in Astley as publicans across the county celebrate Proud of Pubs Week.

Daniel is one of more than 100 MPs visiting pubs during the national celebration of pubs, organised by The Publican magazine, which runs from July 8th to 15th 2007.

The MP will be seeing for himself the positive contribution that traditional country pub the Dog in the Lane makes in its community, as well as discussing issues with licensees Colin and Susan Evans following the smoking ban.