In Parliament

Margot James welcomes the graduate trainee programme for nursing put in place by Russells Hall hospital which will provide for 100 trained nurses in future years.

Speaking in the Chamber, Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, has voiced her support for airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq.

Speech Margot would have given had she been called upon by the Speaker.

Proud of Stourbridge

The Football Foundation has announced that two Stourbridge Football Clubs are to benefit from investment.

Lloyds Bank are giving communities the opportunity to champion local causes and help them win grants. Three local community groups in Stourbridge have been shortlisted, and the winners could win up to £3,000 in funding. The groups are:

Sunflower Children's Centre: A centre which provides occupational therapy for children with sensory or physical disabilities. Vote here

Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, has congratulated local football club Pure Sport Foundation FC on securing a grant from the Football Foundation.

The award, which will constitute a £6000 grant for the club, will enable the organisation to create new teams.

The money was granted through the Football Foundation’s ‘Grow the Game’ scheme, which invests in the development of local teams and aims to increase participation by both players and volunteers.

Articles

8th September 2014

Margot James writes for ConservativeHome

Almost a hundred years ago, at the same time as Sykes and Picot were drawing up national boundaries in the Middle East to be “administered” by Britain and France, the British Government was promising the leader of the Hashemites, and guardian of the holy places of Mecca, an independent Arab state in return for Arab support against Turkey in the Great War. [read more] about Understanding must accompany any military intervention in the Middle East

25th August 2014

Margot James said there would be a debate on the Syria whether or not Parliament is recalled. [read more] about There will be a debate on Syria in Parliament

19th July 2014

Margot James argued that the promotion of women in the recent reshuffle masked more deep-seated problems of a lack of female representation in the Conservative party. [read more] about We need to get more women into government

9th July 2014

Margot James said it was not legitimate that questions were being raised about the appointment of Lady Butler-Sloss as head of the inquiry into child abuse. [read more] about I would support criminal sanctions against people who cover up abuse

3rd June 2014

Margot James writes for ConservativeHome

The recent report from the Adam Smith Institute about UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) was flawed in several respects. Press coverage last week pointed out that although the report might have been right to criticise bureaucratic waste in the agency, UKTI needs help rather than a hammering if we are to have any hope of rebalancing our economy towards exports. [read more] about How UKTI is helping our exporters

8th May 2014

Last December I co-led a trade mission to Brazil with Dr Neil Bentley, former deputy director of the CBI. [read more] about A View to Brazil

8th May 2014

Margot James writes for The House Magazine...

Last December I co-led a trade mission to Brazil with Dr Neil Bentley, former deputy director of the CBI. The mission comprised twenty SMEs in sectors identified as priorities in Brazil: energy, defence, infrastructure and consumer goods. We came away inspired by the huge opportunities that exist in a country as big as the USA, but with our reality glasses on given the scale of the challenge. [read more] about A View to Brazil

7th April 2014

Margot James writes for Politics Home

The budget gave a big boost to trade finance. The amount of lending available from UK Export Finance (UKEF) doubled to £3bn, and the rate of interest charged on that lending was reduced by a third. UKEF are now able to guarantee finance at the lowest rate of interest permitted for any country under OECD rules. At last Britain has a competitive trade finance offer. [read more] about Time for Britain to catch up and trade with Brazil

20th March 2014

Margot James writes for The Manufacturer

Trade figures are volatile. We ended last year with a trade deficit of £1 billion for the month of December. Although that was the best monthly result for many years, it was not sustained during the start of this year. During 2013, as a whole, exports grew by just under one per cent. So we have much work to do if we are to hit the government target of doubling UK exports to £1 trillion by 2020. [read more] about An Osborne budget for business, exports and manufacturing

6th February 2014

Margot James said the Tories still had a long way to go in the representation of women in their party. [read more] about Tories have a long way to go on women representation

10th October 2013

It is ironic that a seafaring nation with a great trading history should find itself coming from behind in the competition for the new growth markets of the world. [read more] about Where Next? Growing the UK export market

10th October 2013

It has been almost a year since the Prime Minister announced that there will be a re-negotiation of our relationship with the EU followed by a referendum on Britain’s membership in 2017. [read more] about Reforming Britain’s relationship with Europe

3rd October 2013

Overall a very good conference, the mood was pretty upbeat with a stimulating and wide range of fringe events. [read more] about Margot’s Diary from Party Conference

4th September 2013

Margot writes for Politics Home...

The shock vote by Parliament last week and the subsequent decision by President Obama to seek congressional approval for military strikes against the Syrian regime have given us pause for reflection. [read more] about Standing up for international order on Syria and a further vote this month

26th May 2013
Margot James MP: How to keep older people out of A & E - and also improve their care

Margot James writes for ConservativeHome | ConHome

Attendance at A&E has increased by 50 per cent in the past decade, hospitals face ever-greater pressure on this department, and knock-on effects across their services. During the Easter recess, I did some research and met two NHS Trust CEOs, the Chair of my local Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group, the regional director of NHS Direct and the CEO of the West Midlands Ambulance Trust. They confirmed that many cancellations of elective procedures were directly caused by unusually high numbers of urgent cases coming through A&E. So it is imperative that we understand the issues driving this surge in attendance. [read more] about Margot James MP: How to keep older people out of A & E - and also improve their care

20th May 2013

Margot James writes the Commons Diary for The House Magazine.

| The House Magazine [read more] about Commons Diary

22nd April 2013

Margot James writes for the Telegraph...

Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, is right to be concerned about the length of the school day in state schools. [read more] about Shorter school days only thwart the young

23rd January 2013

The Prime Minister’s long awaited speech on Europe delivered an upbeat message about Britain’s continued membership of the European Union. It is true that the EU is changing in response to the crisis in the Eurozone and that this is the right time therefore to seek changes that further the cause of greater competitiveness, accountability and flexibility. [read more] about Europe: the case for reform, the case for Britain’s continued membership

Articles

Understanding must accompany any military intervention in the Middle East

Margot James writes for read more

There will be a debate on Syria in Parliament

Margot James said there would be a debate on the Syria whether or not Parliament is recalled. read more

We need to get more women into government

Margot James argued that the promotion of women in the recent reshuffle masked more deep-seated read more

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