MP calls for action to crackdown on convenience store crime

James Frith, MP for Bury North, is calling for action to tackle convenience store crime as new figures from the Association of Convenience Stores show a 65% increase in thefts from local convenience stores. Continue reading

Cross-party group of MPs call on Government to give more powers to Social Mobility Commission

Bury North MP James Frith and the cross-party Education Select Committee has produced a report calling on the Government to give more powers to the Social Mobility Commission in order to address the UK’s social crisis. Continue reading

MP grills Secretary of State for Education about Bury schools

Bury North MP James Frith used the first appearance of the new Secretary of State for Education in front of the Education Select Committee to grill him on special educational needs (SEN) provision and alternative provision in Bury. Continue reading

MP backs local health and care heroes for NHS birthday awards

Bury North MP James Frith has announced the local health and care workers he has nominated for national awards to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS. Continue reading

MP celebrates English Tourism Week on the East Lancs Railway

It was full steam ahead in Bury for English Tourism Week as local MP James Frith took to the railways to promote Bury and Ramsbottom’s tourism offer. Continue reading

Letter to the Editor re school cuts

The full text of my letter to the editor of the Bury Times about school cuts. Continue reading

MP pleads with Government to fund rare disease medicine in emotional debate

Bury North MP James Frith has used an emotional debate in Parliament to call on the Government to intervene in a dispute about the provision of a potentially life-changing drug to patients with Cystic Fibrosis. Continue reading

Former Labour leader visits Bury to launch local election campaign with message on school cuts

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband was in Bury this week to launch Labour’s local election campaign with a message on school cuts, which will hit the borough hard. Continue reading

MP calls for end to attacks on taxi drivers

Bury North MP James Frith told a packed meeting of local taxi drivers over the weekend that attacks against cabbies are unacceptable and committed to working with the police, local councillors and taxi firms to tackle the issue. Continue reading

Residents’ weigh in on MP priorities in first annual survey

2,193 residents of Bury North completed my first annual residents’ survey between August and December 2017. I have spent some time carefully considering all of the responses. Continue reading