MP echoes concerns of industry leaders and civil service over T-Levels

Bury North MP James Frith has voiced serious concerns about the Government’s ability to deliver the first wave of T-Levels - new two-year technical qualifications set to be introduced in 2020 for 16-year olds - echoing the concerns of industry bodies and leading education organisations. Continue reading

MP celebrates volunteering for all

James Frith, MP for Bury North, is joining with local charities’ and voluntary groups to celebrate local volunteers as part of Volunteers’ Week 2018. From trustees or campaigners to carers and fundraisers, volunteers make a huge and unique contribution to their local community, and Volunteers’ Week is the perfect opportunity to thank them. Continue reading

Bury North MP joins forces with Which? to end rip-off overdraft fees

James Frith has joined forces with consumer champion, Which?, and over 80 fellow MPs in signing a letter asking for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to bring an end to rip-off overdraft fees. Continue reading

Shadow Education Minister backs school cuts campaign

Shadow Education Minister Tracy Brabin added her support to James Frith’s campaign against school cuts at a meeting in Bury last week. Continue reading

MP raises alarm over rising unemployment in Bury

Bury North MP James Frith has expressed concern over rising unemployment in Bury as figures show four months of continued growth in the number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Bury, Tottington and Ramsbottom. Continue reading

James Frith MP becomes Social Mobility Champion

Bury North MP James Frith has been appointed a Social Mobility Champion after signing up three local businesses in Bury as the first local Social Mobility Pledge accredited employers. Continue reading

Education Select Committee launches inquiry into SEND

Bury North MP James Frith urges local parents and schools to engage with Select Committee inquiry into special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Continue reading

MP to host education ‘town hall’ meeting with Tracy Brabin MP

Bury North MP James Frith is hosting a public ‘town hall’ meeting on education next week with former Coronation Street star and now Shadow Education Minister, Tracy Brabin MP. Continue reading

Success in MP's campaign for license fee exemption for Royal Wedding

Bury North MP James Frith received good news following his call to the BBC to suspend the license fee for the day of the Royal Wedding to allow communal watching of the celebration. Continue reading

MP grills Schools Minister following letter from Bury headteachers

Bury North MP James Frith grilled Schools Minister Nick Gibb at the Education Select Committee this week following a letter sent to the Bury Times by 67 headteachers in April which made clear that our schools are facing a financial crisis. Continue reading