Conservatives Pledge Real Action on Mental Health

"In the last decade there has been a 43% increase in the number of people detained under the current Mental Health Act – which raises concerns that vulnerable people are being subject to detention, including in police cells, unnecessarily.

The Marriage Tax Allowance - are you eligible?

The Marriage Tax Allowance was launched by the Government in April 2015, and can help many couples in the Meriden constituency to save over £200 from their tax bill every year.

Meriden MP, Caroline Spelman, urges ‘Get Winter Ready’

With winter on the way, Dame Caroline Spelman, Member of Parliament for Meriden constituency, has today called on her constituents to ensure that they are taking advantage of free help and support with energy bills.

Keeping safe on Halloween and Bonfire Night

With families around the country gearing up to enjoy Halloween and Bonfire Night celebrations, various organisations have been offering their advice as to how we can all take steps to ensure that these events can be enjoyed by everyone in a safe and responsible way. 

Caroline Spelman: An update on the changes to Taxibus

Following the announcement that the Taxibus service, which operates in the Meriden Gap, was to be suspended, I immediately requested a meeting with senior officials from Transport for West Midlands (formerly Centro) and launched a petition in the local community.

Caroline welcomes record high UK employment levels

Caroline Spelman has welcomed new figures showing that there are a record number of people in work across the UK; meaning that more families across Meriden constituency have the security of a regular pay packet.