During Work and Pension Questions on March 2nd, I took the opportunity to ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions about the independent review of the state pensions age which will be led by Sir John Cridland. The review will make recommendations for the Government to consider, to…Read More
The Prime Minister has now called the EU Referendum for the 23rd June 2016, fulfilling the manifesto commitment we campaigned on last year – and delivering on something I have called for since I was elected in 2010.
I have decided that I will be campaigning to Leave the European Union…Read More
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Welcome to my latest newsletter to keep you updated on my work in Parliament and around Amber Valley.
As always, you’ll find a selection of what I’ve been up to over the last month and details of upcoming events. You’ll also find…Read More
Following the news regarding the £130million tax settlement between Google and HMRC over the weekend, the Government was called to Parliament to make a statement which you can read here. A number of my constituents have raised concerns with me about multi-national company tax avoidance in the past and I…Read More
I have in the past been contacted by headteachers at local schools who have experienced problems in supporting children who have chaotic home lives. Headteachers are often tasked with managing and addressing difficult and delicate family situations and it’s important that these families are given the right support to help…Read More
I’ve co-signed a new report from the British Infrastructure Group of MPs (BIG) revealing that, despite £1.7bn of taxpayers’ cash being pumped into subsidising the construction of UK high-speed broadband, there are still a staggering 5.7million people across Britain who cannot access the internet at the Ofcom required 10 Megabits…Read More
I’m pleased that a Jobs Fair and Training Event will be taking place at Alfreton Leisure Centre on Friday, 29 January 2016 from 10am-3pm.
I’ve been working with the Job Centre, local Councils and employers to arrange a special jobs fair after Leaderflush Shapland fell into administration over the Christmas period,…Read More
Following on from my recent intervention in an important debate relating to Community Transport funding in Parliament on Wednesday 16th December, I welcome the news that funding for this important and valuable community service will no longer be withdrawn by Derbyshire County Council.
As I have written about previously, it had…Read More
As I write my first column of 2016, I would like to wish all readers a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. The start of a new year is often the time for plans and resolutions, so this is the perfect opportunity to consider the challenges and priorities for Amber…Read More
A number of my constituents have contacted me over the last week to express your views on whether the UK should launch air-strikes on Syria. As many of you will know this action was approved by the House with 397 votes to 223, a majority of 174, and as many of you…Read More