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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

MP accepts petition on behalf of pension campaigners

Last week (Thursday 7th October), Chester’s MP, Chris Matheson, accepted a petition on behalf of local women who have been affected by the governments pension reforms. Continue reading

MP to host residents meeting to tackle issues at Sainsbury's roundabout

Chester’s MP, Chris Matheson, is hosting a residents’ meeting for people to exchange views on the issues associated with the so-called hamburger roundabout in Great Boughton. Continue reading

MP joins women on the march for pension justice

Chester’s MP, Chris Matheson, hosted an afternoon meeting at his office on Castle Street on Friday (16th September) to discuss women’s pension reform. Continue reading