A big thank you to everyone for their generous comments on Facebook and Twitter, and especially to the 18,400 local people who wanted me as their local MP - unfortunately not quite enough. It has been a privilege to serve our area for the last 18 years in Parliament.
What happened when young people got to hear all the candidates for the election?
At the start of the General Election campaign the five candidates for this constituency took part in their first ‘hustings’ meeting. Young people attending sixth forms across Yate and Chipping Sodbury, and voting for the first time at this General Election, organised a meeting at Yate International Academy, attended by over 100 sixth formers. What was THEIR verdict on all the candidates for this seat after quizzing them?Read more
Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb, whose constituency includes the original Severn Bridge, has welcomed the announcement in the Budget of plans to cut tolls when the Bridge returns to public ownership in 2018. But he has said that his ‘no more tolls’ campaign will continue until the whole charge is scrapped.Read more
Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb has issued a call to local employers to encourage them to take up free training in awareness about the dementia.Read more
Breakfast TV star John Stapleton and model ‘Twiggy’ have joined forces with local MP Steve Webb to promote positive attitudes to older workers. The two celebrities spoke at a Parliamentary launch (Wednesday 11th March) hosted by the MP who is also the Minister of State for Pensions.Read more