EU Referendum

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…

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Better broadband for Amber Valley

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…

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Welcome Progress on Local Community Transport Funding Following Parliamentary Debate

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16th December, I welcome the news that funding for this important and valuable community service will no longer be withdrawn by Derbyshire County Council.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…

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Syria Air Strikes – Vote

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…

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