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
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