The Return of the Apprentice

This week I want to share some stats with you that highlight the Return of the Apprentice in our city and county. Since 2010, 6,200 new apprentices have started in the city – more than double the figure for the previous five years – and over 23,000 in the county.

Congratulating the Rosebank Apprentice on McDonald's Award

Gloucester MP Richard Graham visited Rosebank Surgery on Stroud Road to congratulate their first apprentice Jodie Cook on winning the McDonald’s Award for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year for the South West, Thames Valley and Solent.

Richard Graham welcomes Chinese President

City MP Richard Graham, who is chair of the All-Party Parliamentary China Group, will welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping personally to the House of Lords today.

New partnership to promote trade with China across UK

All Party Parliamentary China Group (APPCG) Chair Richard Graham MP and China Britain Business Council (CBBC) CEO Stephen Phillips have agreed a partnership to help UK export and attract inward investment from China.

Appointed as Trade Envoy to the ASEAN Economic Community

Prime Minister David Cameron announced this evening to ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh that he was appointing his Trade Envoy for Indonesia, Richard Graham, also to be his Trade Envoy for the ASEAN Economic Community, a single market which comes into being this December.

Dangerous Driving Laws

How many times have you heard words like: ‘it doesn’t make any difference who you vote for’; ‘they’re all the same, nobody listens anyway’ and, most depressing of all for those of us who’ve lived through what happens under dictatorships of right and left alike – ‘voting is a waste of time’?