Sara’s Blog: Policy Hour with Amanda Milling MP

This Friday at 10am we have another in our series of online Policy Hour webinars with Amanda Milling, MP for Cannock Chase since May 2015.

Policy Hour events are taking place in lieu of our regular Meet the MP events and afford an opportunity to voice your opinion directly to decision makers on the issues which matter to you most.

All our MPs in the county have been incredibly supportive of business community during the lockdown and Amanda is no exception. Having such a close relationship with our MPs means that our message gets directly to the top decision makers and we have a direct influence on government policy.

Following the election of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister in July 2019, Amanda was appointed Deputy Chief Whip. In February 2020 she was asked to serve in her current role alongside Ben Elliot as Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party.

Amanda is a strong advocate for many local causes, organisations and charities including the Royal British Legion, Rotary clubs, and the Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children.

You can pre-submit a question and there will also be time for questions on the day. Register here for Policy Hour:

All pre-submitted questions need to be sent no later than 11am on Wednesday 18 June to Laura Hodgkiss:

Throughout the pandemic the Stoke and Staffordshire Growth Hub helpline, managed by the Chambers, has been exceptionally busy. From 20th march to 31st may the helpline, managed by Becky Parker, took over 5,500 calls helping businesses through the complexities of government Covid related financial support, grants, employment issues etc.

As well as running the helpline, Becky also sends out regular email updates containing vital business information on grants, funding, schemes to help redundant workers back into employment and much more. You can reach Becky on the helpline 0300 111 8002 or

If you want to talk to us about any business issues, you can call our switchboard on 01782 202222 or call the Stoke and Staffs Growth Hub Helpline on 0300 111 8002. We also have a Twitter hour each Tuesday and Friday from 11am – 12noon #StaffsChamberChat

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