• Welcome from Nigel

    I was elected in 2010 as the Member of Parliament for Amber Valley. It is an absolute privilege to serve the people of Amber Valley and I am doing my utmost to represent you to the best of my ability.

    I’ve delivered on key pledges that I promised when I was seeking election. The deficit has been more than halved, crime is down by 21%, ...

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  • Workplace Pensions Advice Event - 10th July 2015

    I'm delighted to announce that I am hosting a free Workplace Pensions Event for employers on the 10 July 2015 from 10am at Lumb Farm.

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  • Nigel's Income Tax Cut Backed By PM

    I’d like to thank all my constituents who have supported my petition to increase the Personal Allowance in to the level of the Minimum Wage to £12,000 or above so that the people earning the minimum wage would not pay any Income Tax.
    The PM has pledged that a future Conservative Government would increase the allowance to £12,500.

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  • Heanor Hospital Campaign Success

    Many of you will be aware that I started a campaign to reopen the Heanor Memorial Hospital, which was closed due to the finding of asbestos in the building.
    I submitted over 4,000 constituents' signatures to Parliament, and since then, we've seen the CCG commit to rebuilding the hospital and enhancing services in the town.

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  • Unemployment Halved Since May 2010

    I’m so pleased to report that the number of people claiming Job Seekers’ Allowance in Amber Valley is now 1.9, compared to 4.9% at the time of the election in May 2010. That means that over 1,200 of my constituents are now off benefits, in work or starting their own businesses as a result of the difficult decisions that we have taken, and in turn, the recovery of the local and national economy.

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Workplace Pensions Event – 10th July 2015

I’m delighted to announce that I’m holding a free Workplace Pensions Advice Event for employers on the 10th July 2015. The event will take place from 10am to 12pm at Lumb Farm in Ripley (DE5 8JN).

I am hosting the event to offer employers help and advice regarding the changes to…

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Electrification of Midland Mainline – Paused

In a statement made to the House today, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said that long-awaited work to electrify the Midland Mainline would now be “paused”. You can read the full text of his statement by clicking here

This is very disappointing news, as many of you will know, I welcomed the decision to electrify the line alongside a number local businesses, passengers and constituents who work in the railway industry. I have raised the issue in Parliament, in written questions, and [...]

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Affordable Housing

I welcome new figures showing that this Government’s long-term economic plan is delivering new affordable homes for families in Amber Valley.

Since 2010, more than 300 new affordable homes have been built throughout the constituency. Across the country over 260,000 new homes have been delivered, with nearly 60,000 homes built last year alone – a rise of 63 per cent on the previous 12 months. This exceeds the targets originally set by the Government.

Everyone who works hard should be able to [...]

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FIFA – Allegations of Corruption

Following the Queen’s Speech and the State Opening of Parliament, it was back to Parliamentary business in the House on Wednesday. Following the news of the FIFA indictment by the US Authorities this week, a number of constituents have contacted me about these revelations and I took the opportunity to represent my constituents’ views in Parliament. I asked the new Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, the Rt Hon. John Whittingdale MP about the revelations and the future [...]

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Queen’s Speech and State Opening of Parliament

Last week saw the Queen visit Parliament to perform the official State Opening of Parliament, which marks the formal start of the Parliamentary session and includes the Queen’s Speech –which sets out the Government’s legislative agenda over the coming year.

I was particularly pleased by the inclusion of legislation for an EU Referendum Bill and the Tax Lock Commitment. These, alongside a number of other welcome pieces of legislation introduced in the Queen’s Speech, will do a great deal to help [...]

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