Westminster Column

The Alternative Vote – or “AV” – is a proposal that is unclear, unfair, expensive and would massively reduce the accountability of Members of Parliament to their own constituents.

Revealed: The Motions for 2011’s Sutton Coldfield Schools Debating Competition!

The motions to be debated in the First Round of this year’s Sutton Coldfield’s Schools Debating Competition have been revealed today.  Students from secondary schools across Sutton Coldfield are busy preparing for the annual competition, now in its ninth year, which will take place on Thursday 10 March and will be hosted by Arthur Terry School – last year’s winners.

Mitchell redraws aid map to transform lives of millions

A major shake up of Britain’s aid programme which will provide 50 million people with the means to help work their way out of poverty was announced yesterday by Sutton Coldfield’s MP Andrew Mitchell in his role as Secretary of State for International Development.

MP highlights growth and success of Sutton business

Local MP, the Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell, rushed straight from a meeting with the Prime Minister to be guest of honour at a reception to celebrate two land-mark achievements at Sutton-based CM2000.