Clarkson's Catch-up

This week I have Spoken in the house on various matters including the need to protect our veterans from historic litigation when they return from active service.  It is just not right that when service personnel return home from active service keeping us safe, that they should be able to be subje

MP Welcomes £1million Boost for Rochdale

Heywood and Middleton MP, Chris Clarkson, has today welcomed a £1,000,000 investment in the Rochdale Town Deal, which will benefit communities across Castleton, Norden and Bamford.

Question in the House

Lockdown and local measures have been difficult for everyone, but I know that many local people have been doing their best to follow the rules, respect the guidance and have changed the way they live their lives to help control the spread of coronavirus.  With new measures coming into force I wan

Clarkson's Catch-up

Welcome to my new weekly blog about life as a Member of Parliament, representing the people of Heywood and Middleton Constituency.  Find out what I have been up to this week; what I have been voting on, who I have met and places that I have visited.

Why I am Supporting the Government in Tonight's Internal Trade Bill Vote

On Monday 14th September 2020 I supported the second reading of the Internal Trade Bill as the Government sought to move towards a timely exit from the European Union.  Tonight [16th September 2020] I spoke in the House about why I will be supporting the Government in the passing of this bill and

Statement on Revised Local Covid-19 Testing

I have received a large number of comments from constituents who are struggling to get a local covid-19 test when they experience symptoms, and I understand that this extremely frustrating.