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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
Over the past few weeks my inbox has been inundated with a large number of emails and letters regarding the Hunting Act 2004. The Prime Minister, David Cameron recently outlined that he would like to see a free vote on the Hunting Act 2004 and whether it should be repealed… Read More
I attended an early morning Alfreton Business Club Election Q&A session, giving local businesses the opportunity to meet with me, ask questions and raise concerns in the run up to the General Election. I welcomed this opportunity to meet local business, answer their questions and discuss support for businesses under… Read More
On Tuesday 5th May, I invited the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne to visit Thorntons chocolate factory, the largest employer in Amber Valley. I invited him to Thorntons to meet with local hard working people, to highlight how the Conservatives have lowered taxes and stabilised the economy to benefit… Read More
On Tuesday 28th April, as part of my busy campaign schedule, I took the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt to visit a local organisation, Deb Group – the international skincare and hand hygiene experts, at their headquarters in Denby.
Deb Group is the largest skincare product provider to the NHS,… Read More
On Wednesday 22nd April I had the pleasure of taking Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to visit Zycomm in Ripley to see the great work they do.
Zycomm is a fantastic local employer and have supported my jobs fairs. Their niche wireless broadband service is… Read More
On 2nd April I was pleased to welcome Nicky Morgan, the Secretary of State for Education, to Amber Valley. We visited David Nieper to meet the staff there and to welcome the Alfreton-based womenswear manufacturer’s sponsorship of Alfreton Grange Sports College, which was granted academy status in March – taking… Read More