The Chancellor announced the outcome of his Spending Review to Parliament this afternoon, outlining departmental spending for the year ahead and the Government’s vision for the future of Britain. The Spending Review is the occasion when the Chancellor sets out public spending plans for the Parliament – and in this…Read More
I recently held my fourth Amber Valley Jobs Fair, which more than 50 stallholders and 500 job-seekers attended.
I would like to thank everyone who supported the event, and I’m delighted that many constituents have already been employed as a result of the fair or have trials, interviews or…Read More
I recently visited a new site owned by developer Radleigh which will provide nine new affordable homes in Ripley. The site will be known as Wallis Close and will consist of one bungalow, four one-bedroom maisonettes and four two-bedroom houses. All properties will be available for affordable rent, via Futures…Read More
Many constituents have contacted me to highlight their concerns about the Lily Street Farm planning application, for a mixed use development in Swanwick.
This is an issue that I know many local residents feel very strongly about. Therefore, before Parliament dissolved I wrote to the Secretary of State for Communities and…Read More
I welcome recent new figures showing that the number of people in Amber Valley claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance was 144 lower than in October 2014, and 49 lower than in September 2015. This means that unemployment in Amber Valley is…Read More
As part of the Home Office’s Funding Formula review, it has come to light that a statistical error has led to serious miscalculations about police funding. Following this news, changes to reform the amount of funding received by individual police forces across England and Wales will be delayed.
Under the reviewed…Read More
On Wednesday 21st October I moved an amendment to the Cities and Local Government Bill at the Bill’s committee stage. You can read my contributions to this stage of the Bill here.
This Bill makes provision for the election of mayors for areas and changes to local government structure to devolve…Read More
Following the recent news that the work to electrify the Midland Mainline, which runs through the constituency, will be restarted, on Thursday 29th October, I asked the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, to ensure the branch line that passes through Alfreton and Langley Mill stations is included in…Read More
During the Conservative Party Conference in October, I was delighted to meet with the Football League Trust to hear about the positive impact that The Football League Trust and its 72 Football League Club Trusts are having on communities throughout the UK.
Using the power…Read More
During recent routine maintenance, millwrights at Heage Windmill discovered severe wet rot in some major structural components of the mill. This means that the sails can’t turn again over Nether Heage until the repairs have been carried out.
A ‘Trouble at the Mill’ appeal has therefore been launched by the Heage…Read More