Bottle deposit scheme to fight plastic

Gloucester MP Richard Graham has encouraged the government to introduce a deposit return scheme to increase recycling rates and slash plastic waste pollution.

£40m investment in Gloucester and Cheltenham hospitals

“Absolutely delighted,” was the reaction by Gloucester MP Richard Graham to the news that the Gloucestershire NHS Hospitals Trust has been awarded £40m of additional investment by NHS England to modernise and improve facilities at both the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and the Cheltenham General

Great Performance from the GRH and the Capital Funding Bid

Despite the intense winter, our Gloucestershire Royal Hospital was ranked 15th out of 137 hospitals in January for their A&E performance. The Health Secretary agreed that this is thanks to the great work of the staff there.

Free School Meals Vote

The Labour Party claim that I voted to remove free school meals (FSMs) from one million of our poorest children is scaremongering of the worst sort, as Channel 4 has shown (see below).

All change at Gloucester Station

Some things, when you want to improve a city, turn out to be surprisingly awkward. The temptation is to focus on easier goals - after all the electoral cycle is quite short. But I believe in persistence.

Women's Refuges and Support for Domestic Abuse Survivors

Last year I co-chaired a Joint Select Committee inquiry into the Future of Supported Housing. The government's response to that inquiry adopted almost all of our recommendations, but made no particular commitment to our specific recommendation on Women's Refuges.