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
As I write this column, I have just received the news that the Department for Transport is to “un-pause” the Midland Main Line Electrification project. I have long supported this project and the improvements it will bring – this news is fantastic for my constituents and for the East Midlands.
I welcome today’s news that the Department of Transport is to “un-pause” the Midland Main Line Electrification project. I have long supported this project and the improvements it will bring – this news is fantastic for my constituents and for the East Midlands. I know many of you have expressed…Read More
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Welcome to my latest newsletter to keep you updated on my work in Parliament and what I’ve been up to in Amber Valley.
As always, you’ll find a selection of what I’ve…Read More
Network Rail and East Midlands Trains are holding a drop-in public information event this Friday afternoon (11th September 2015) at Alfreton Train Station. The event will showcase the disabled access improvements that will be installed at the station next year.
A display of the alterations that will make the station accessible…Read More