All in Stroud Constituency

Universal Credit and disability support payments are failing Stroud people - David Drew MP

Here in Stroud we are seeing the evidence of our broken benefits system, and particularly the heartless way it treats people with disabilities. Over 70 per cent of people in Stroud who are turned down for disability payment PIP, have that decision over-turned at tribunal and their payments reinstated. But they are waiting 10 months for that decision - at huge emotional and financial cost

Crisis in Special Needs funding could lead to cuts for Gloucestershire children - David calls for fairness

A crunch meeting on Thursday could see spending reduced for most pupils in Gloucestershire because of the crisis in funding for children with special educational needs.

David Drew MP is calling for the Government and Gloucestershire County Council to honour the commitment of a minimum of £4,800 per secondary school pupil, at the very least.