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
On Friday 10th April I was delighted to welcome Iain Duncan Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to Amber Valley. I took him to visit Trent Barton in Heanor to show them the great work that they do employing local people. They employ over one-thousand people, including…Read More
Last night, I was delighted to be returned to Parliament as the Member for Amber Valley. I won the seat with a 9.2% – or 4,205 majority. In 2010, my majority was 536, so we achieved a 5.4% swing.
It is an honour and a privilege to be re-elected here, and I promise…Read More
As some of you will know, I sit on the Work and Pensions Select Committee, this Committee examines the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Work and Pensions. On the 24th March, we published our fifth report on benefit sanctions policy.
Benefit sanctions involve the suspension of benefit payments for a set period,…Read More