Jonathan Gullis pushes the case for Chatterley Whitfield Colliery

February 13, 2020 |

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Today, Jonathan Gullis, Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent North, Kidsgrove and Talke asked the Leader of the House of Commons to dedicate Parliamentary time towards a debate on the preservation of industrial and cultural heritage.

Chatterley Whitfield is an iconic building of untold value to the history of the City of Stoke-on-Trent, the county of Staffordshire and the country. It’s preservation and restoration was a key element of Jonathan’s election campaign and he has been working hard to co-ordinate various stakeholders locally and nationally to devise a concrete plan of action going forward.

Jonathan said:

“My Rt Hon friend is a keen historian and he’ll know in Stoke-on-Trent North, Kidsgrove and Talke we have the amazing Chatterley Whitfield Colliery that is sadly at risk of falling down and has been listed as so by the Victorian Society so would my Right Honourable Friend be prepared to give Parliamentary time to make sure we can have a debate about the importance of protecting and preserving our industrial and cultural heritage?”

To which Jacob Rees-Mogg, Leader of the House of Commons replied:

“As it was once suggested that I myself should be listed I have a great affection for listed buildings and the protection of them I think it would be, in respect of the colliery that my hon friend refers to, right to seek an adjournment debate on that because in my view that is exactly the type of constituency issue that is very well highlighted in adjournment debates.”

Jonathan will be putting in for an adjournment debate on the importance of the preservation of such sites as soon as Parliamentary time allows.

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