Welcome to the January 2015 edition of Sajid Javid MP's newsletter

Happy New Year
and welcome to the January edition of my e-newsletter.
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Recent Activity

Joined BBC Question Time as a panelist in Doncaster.

Visited Ultimate Audio, successful local business with Worcestershire Federation of Small Businesses Chairman, Judi Brazkiewicz to promote Small Business Saturday.

Raised awarness of Small Business Saturday among stall holders and shop owners in Bromsgrove High Street, and discussed their concerns.

Delivered my speech in Birmingham on Conservative plans to help small businesses.

Joined Cllrs Caroline Spencer and Rod Laight at their regular ward surgeries in Aston Fields.

Spoke at Rubery Old Folks Christmas Lunch at the The Beacon Centre.

Visited Redfrost Ltd, Photographic Studios in Stoke Prior. Met with the owners and heard how they have successfully managed their business through the recession.

Held my regular Street Surgery in Bromsgrove High Street, glad to speak with so many people out shopping in our town centre.

Glad to welcome Woodrush Community High School on their visit to Parliament and answer their questions. 

Visited schools and presented prizes to the winners of my annual Christmas Card Competition; The School Council, 7-9 years, Catshill First School. Also presented prizes to the runners up; Emily Rippin, 4 years old, The Coppice Primary School; Kyle Dickson, 8 years old. Charford First School; and Callie Harris, 7 years old, Meadows FIrst School.

Popped into newly opened Lorita's Bakehouse in Bromsgrove High St. Wonderful cakes made on the premises. Good luck to Lorita with her first business.


Sajid in the Papers

Mobile firms and government agree deal to reduce 'not-spots'
18 December 2014
An agreement has been reached between the government and the country's biggest mobile networks to improve mobile coverage across the UK.

End of misery of mobile phone blackspots in many rural areas
18 December 2014
The misery of non-existent mobile phone signals for hundreds of thousands of people living in the countryside could be at an end after operators agree to provide coverage for nearly all of Britain within three years.

Mobile signal blackspots to be halved: Deal between networks and Government means full coverage needs to be at 85% by 2017
18 December 2014
The number of places where mobile phone users receive a patchy signal is to be halved after the Government struck a deal with networks.

Mobile phone deal will give UK 90% geographical coverage
Thursday 18 December 2014
Mobile phone operators have struck a deal with the government to fill in partial gaps in mobile coverage in a move intended to give 90 per cent geographical cover from the four big networks by 2017.
Mobile phone firms agree £5bn deal with government to improve coverage
Thursday 18 December 2014
The culture secretary, Sajid Javid, has abandoned plans to force mobile phone companies to allow customers to roam between networks after Theresa May warned that his scheme could aid criminals and terrorists.

Culture secretary Sajid Javid defends freedom of speech in the arts
18 December 2014
Culture secretary Sajid Javid has defended freedom of speech within the arts, labelling cultural boycotts as “needlessly divisive”.

Fingerprinted Snowmen design wins MP's card contest
Wednesday 17 December 2014
MEMBERS of Catshill First School's Key Stage Two School Council are celebrating after winning the competition to design MP Sajid Javid's Christmas card.

Is this the best speech given by a minister in this government?
Tuesday 16 December 2014
Here’s a challenge for Coffee Housers. Find a speech that beats this one by Culture Secretary Sajid Javid. It is one of the finest speeches from a government minister I have ever read.

Bromsgrove MP shows support for Small Business Saturday
Tuesday 16 December 2014
BROMSGROVE'S MP dropped in on a number of town businesses as part of a recent event.

Bromsgrove MP visits post office to wish happy Christmas
Thursday 11 December 2014
THE CIVIC Head of the district council and the town's MP visited the Post Office's delivery office in Bromsgrove to pass on Christmas greetings to the people who would be sorting and delivering cards and parcels across the district this Yuletide.

Bromsgrove MP attends district councillors' surgery
Tuesday 9 December 2014
BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, recently attended a surgery regularly held by Conservative district councillors Caroline Spencer and Rod Laight.

Premier Foods boss backs down in ‘pay-to-stay’ storm
7 December 2014
PREMIER FOODS has backed down in the row over supplier payments, saying it is willing to change company policy if “some people feel uncomfortable”.

We'll end scandal of £40bn owed to small firms by larger customers, pledge Tories
6 December 2014
The Tories will today promise a crackdown on the scandal of late payments totalling £40billion to small businesses.

Bromsgrove MP urges town to support small businesses
Thursday 04 December
BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid has urged residents to join him in backing Small Business Saturday.

Sajid's Columns

Sajid has a column published fortnightly in the Bromsgrove Advertiser and monthly in the Bromsgrove Standard.

The most recent columns can be viewed by clicking on the links below (and the archive of past columns can be found online by clicking here):

Advertiser -,Thanks to everyone  3, December 2014
Advertiser - Merry Christmas, 24, December 2014 

Standard - Thank you, 12, December 2014 
Standard - Christmas Message - 18th December 2014



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House of Commons
18 High Street
B61 8HQ

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020 7219 7027
01527 872135

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