Jonathan Smith has issued a press statement.  Here's the full version:

The messages from COP26 are clear and demand action, not just fine words. There is no time to waste for radical change in the way we go about our lives, and in the impact we have on the environment around us. Our leaders need to have the courage to do things differently, to re-write the 'rule book'. All of us need to support the challenging agenda set by the Glasgow Conference. 

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Nanny state?

"Nanny State"?

Esther McVey MP, in a recent article in the Knutsford Guardian,  derides the role of government in protecting and supporting its people at a time of unprecedented crisis.

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Farmers abandoned

Farmers across Cheshire will be angry, says Jonathan Smith.

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Trains and the North-South divide

Jonathan Smith expressed his strong support for Amy Hayes and her campaign to have a proper service re-instated on the much-neglected Mid-Cheshire line, due to concerns about the health, well-being and safety of her daughter and friends.

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Making money out of healthcare

"I was genuinely shocked to hear recently about the extent to which the profit-making motive has destroyed the essence of what “social care” should be about", writes Jonathan Smith

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Staff Shortages

Staff shortages are strangling the life out of the hoped-for economic recovery. The previous growth has slowed alarmingly this summer.

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Cheshire can do better

Cheshire East Council have expressed a commitment to provide help to those suddenly up-rooted from their lives and livelihoods by the capitulation of their government and army to the ruthless, totalitarian and misogynist Taliban.

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Slavery by any name

If the Prime Minister has his way, and enough Conservative MPs support him, it won’t be long before we see what he describes as “chain gangs” on the streets, and in the communities of Cheshire.

No, this is not the 1920s in the deep south of the USA: this is 2021 England! 

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Justice for Women


Jonathan Smith has learnt that in Cheshire, if you are a victim of domestic violence (you are most likely to be a woman), and you – or someone else – reports it to the Cheshire Police, you stand only a 1 in 11 chance that the perpetrator will be charged with the offence; that is, even before the matter comes before the courts.

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Mental Health services for local farmers


Local farmers and their families will benefit from a new scheme designed to enable them to access mental health services more quickly and appropriately, says Jonathan Smith.
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