September 12, 2019
A MEMBER of Parliament has said he backs the idea of making a high street building in the Moorlands into a community asset, subject to consultation. Last week the Times and Echo reported that community group “Friends of the Royal Oak” were poised to place a bid for former pub The Royal Oak, which is situated on High Street in Cheadle. The venue, which dates back to the 18th Century, has been vacant for a number of years but the group envisages to turn it into a community focal point, should their bid be accepted – something MP Bill Cash has backed in principle.
November 29, 2018
UTTOXETER MP Andrew Griffiths will face no further action after sending 2,000 sex texts to two barmaids in just 21 days. An investigation by the Conservative Party found Mr Griffiths, aged 48, may have breached its code of conduct after a newspaper published lewd messages sent by the former small business minister. However, the party has conluded it would be inappropriate to take further action given the state of his mental health “both now and at the time.”
November 15, 2018
A 'CHAOTIC' collapse took Uttoxeter MP, Andrew Griffiths from his 'dream job' as a government minister to the verge of suicide. The MP, who spent a month in a psychiatric hospital after a sex-text scandal hit headlines across the country, said abuse in his childhood and fear of being an older parent had led to a decades-long mental health battle. In an explanation to constituents, Andrew outlined how treatment for mental health problems allowed him to confront the pain of his past and hoped constituents would allow him to “rebuild my life and return to the job I love.”