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MP's football competition raises £1,000 to fight poverty at Christmas

A football competition organised by Chester MP, Chris Matheson, has raised one thousand pounds towards food poverty projects in Cheshire West and Chester this Christmas. Continue reading

Chester MP Limbers Up For A Festive Fundraiser

Chester MP, Chris Matheson, is preparing his team of MPs ahead of this week’s Football For Foodbanks competition in Chester. Continue reading

Chester MP Deeply Concerned About Local Fire Cuts

New Home Office figures show that cuts to Cheshire’s fire and rescue service have seen staff numbers fall by 10.5% since 2010, and that across England and Wales deaths as a result of fire increased by 20% in the past year. Continue reading

A Labour Government Will Stop Fracking In Cheshire West And Chester

The message from Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy could not be clearer ahead of her speech at Saturday's anti-fracking rally in Ellesmere Port. Continue reading

MP calls for greater access to city police

Chester MP, Chris Matheson, has called upon Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner to prioritise better access to the Police in Chester city centre. Continue reading

Christmas jumpers for goal posts

Chester MP, Chris Matheson, is to host a 6-a-side football tournament to raise money for local groups that provide food and support for vulnerable families and children in poverty this Christmas. Continue reading

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