Since the work to improve disabled access at Alfreton Station was announced earlier this year, I have been in regular contact with representatives from Network Rail and East Midlands Trains for updates on their progress and anticipated time-scales. I am told that work is now due to start in April 2016, this is fantastic news…Read More
Welcome to my July 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 been up to over the last month below. You’ll also find information about my appearances in Parliament, surgeries…Read More
Earlier this month, I was asked to present a FA Mars Just Play award to an Amber Valley constituent, Chloe Beadle. I was asked to present Chloe with the FA Mars Just Play Player of the Year award. FA Mars Just Play, works to promote regular exercise and encourage men…Read More
Today I was in Parliament to welcome the first Conservative Budget in 18 years. This was a bold budget for my constituents, delivering on our election promises introducing measures to support workers, businesses, public services, taxpayers and savers while taking the responsible decisions to complete the job of sorting out…Read More
I’m delighted to announce that I’m holding a free Workplace Pensions Advice Event for employers on the 10th July 2015. The event will take place from 10am to 12pm at Lumb Farm in Ripley (DE5 8JN).
I am hosting the event to offer employers help and advice regarding the changes to…Read More
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