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MP Advice Surgeries

Next surgery dates:

Friday 16th May 2014
Brickhouse Community Centre, Rowley Regis

Saturday 17th May 2014
Hope Centre, Halesowen

To request an appointment, please call 0121 550 6777 or email

Apprenticeship Fair

 Halesowen & Rowley Regis Apprenticeship and Careers Fair: 15th April 2014


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Welfare Reform: Making work pay

One of people’s biggest complaints about the state of Britain today is unfairness – the sense that hard work is not rewarded, that people get something for nothing, and that responsibility has disappeared from society.

Changes to our welfare system mean that no family can receive more in benefits than the average family earns, with a £26,000 per year ‘Benefits Cap’.

Not only is a spiralling welfare bill unaffordable, but it leaves people trapped on benefits because they can sometimes be better off than in work.

That’s why, at the same time as reforming welfare, we are cutting taxes for low-paid workers to make sure that work always pays.

A bit about me

James with his children Evie and Sollie

I am proud to have been MP for Halesowen & Rowley Regis since May 2010 and am doing everything that I can to support local people and to help make our area an even better place to live and work.

I set up and ran my own small businesses, and am trying to use that experience and understanding of the challenges that firms face, to help boost our local economy.

I am married to Anna and we have two children - Sol and Evie.

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