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Labour MPs stand united against fracking application

Labour MPs in Cheshire West and Chester have reconfirmed their commitment to oppose fracking on the grounds that significant safety concerns by local communities have not been satisfied and that fossil fuels need to be replaced with investment in energy from clean and green energy sources. Continue reading

MP joins the battle against the ivory trade

Chester MP, Chris Matheson has lent his support to a new ivory surrender launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade. Continue reading

MP to chair new cross-party sustainability forum

Chester's re-elected MP, Chris Matheson, is to launch a new sustainability forum in Chester this week. Continue reading

Chester Tories running scared over fracking

Labour’s Chris Matheson has accused local Conservatives of chaos over their policy on fracking, after a council meeting sensationally collapsed last night (Wednesday 28th April.) Continue reading

MP arranges event for Chester businesses in response to Brexit proposals

Chester MP, Chris Matheson, has been quick to respond to the government’s plans to exit the European Union by organising an event for local businesses in partnership with the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Continue reading

Shadow Health Secretary joins the campaign to highlight the Countess counts

Labour’s new Shadow Health Secretary, Jon Ashworth MP, visited Chester on Thursday (8th December) to have a meeting with Chester MP, Chris Matheson, and local activists about their campaign to highlight the potential dangers of the STP process and renewed fears of a future closure of the Countess of Chester Hospital.  Continue reading

Chester MP encourages residents to ‘Tweet all about it’

Chester MP, Chris Matheson, is championing an online campaign to promote local businesses ahead of Small Business Saturday on the 3rd December. Continue reading

Shadow Secretary of State joins city MP in campaign for local NHS

Debbie Abrahams MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions joined Chester MP, Chris Matheson, in a day of action on Saturday (26th November) in support of local NHS services. Continue reading

MP Calls For Common Sense Approach To Tackling Child Poverty

Chester MP, Chris Matheson, has expressed deep concern about figures published by the End Child Poverty Coalition last week. The figures reveal that 3,973 children are living in poverty in Chester. Continue reading

Owners Of City Hotel Win Best Employer Award

The Valour Hospitality Group, who run Chester’s Crowne Plaza Hotel, has won Best Employer at a national catering awards ceremony. Continue reading