Bury MP welcomes introduction of Bill to protect local music venues in Parliament

Bury North MP and former musician James Frith has backed the introduction of the Planning (Agent of Change) Bill to the House of Commons. The Ten-minute Rule Bill, presented by John Spellar MP has received cross-party support and aims to incorporate the agent of change principle within planning law. Continue reading

MP calls for compassion in medicine funding decisions

Bury North MP James Frith has written to the Secretary of State for Health to call for a greater focus on the potential impact on patients in decisions on which medicines to fund on the NHS. Continue reading

Christmas lunch in Bury to combat holiday hunger

Bury North’s Labour Women and The Freedom Church have teamed up to put on a free Lunch Club Christmas Party, with food, fun and games, in an effort to combat holiday hunger and to provide a space for local families to come together, socialise and celebrate the Christmas holiday. Continue reading

MP slams bus fare increases after complaints of poor service

Bury North MP James Frith has slammed the decision by First to raise bus fares from January 2018, saying that complaints he has received about First bus services mean fare rises are not acceptable. Continue reading

MP urges Bury residents to switch energy suppliers to save hundreds of pounds

New figures released from the Energy Switch Guarantee (ESG) reveal that only 15% of households in Bury have switched electricity supplier and potentially saved hundreds of pounds during the last year. Continue reading

6 months in

This week marks six months since James Frith was elected as the new Labour MP for Bury North. His latest newsletter summarises his work since June. Continue reading

MP praises Council investment to repair roads

Bury North MP James Frith took to the streets with Bury Council Leader Rishi Shori this week to kick off a programme of work on road improvements across Bury, Tottington and Ramsbottom. Continue reading

MP walkabout raises big issues for small businesses on Small Business Saturday

Bury North MP James Frith visited 20 small businesses in Ramsbottom on Saturday to show his support for Small Business Saturday and hear the concerns of business owners. Continue reading

James backs Terrence Higgins Trust’s #SeeRed campaign for World AIDS Day

James Frith has spoken out on World AIDS Day by calling for an end to HIV stigma. Continue reading

James calls out Government 'calamity' in Budget debate

James slammed the Government's Budget in a debate in Parliament this week, defining it as a Budget of austerity, Brexit and calamity. Continue reading