As I write my first column of 2016, I would like to wish all readers a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. The start of a new year is often the time for plans and resolutions, so this is the perfect opportunity to consider the challenges and priorities for Amber…Read More
I recently held my fourth Amber Valley Jobs Fair, which more than 50 stallholders and 500 job-seekers attended.
I would like to thank everyone who supported the event, and I’m delighted that many constituents have already been employed as a result of the fair or have trials, interviews or…Read More
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who attended my fourth Amber Valley Jobs Fair last week. The event was a fantastic success with a number of people finding opportunities and successfully securing interviews! More than 500 people came to meet with local and…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.
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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
The summer recess from Parliament is a welcome time to take stock after the election.
Far from being just a holiday I’ve been using the time to meet up with local businesses, community and charity groups to discuss their issues and priorities.
I’m also meeting all GP practices regarding issues with local health…Read More
As published in the Derby Telegraph, Friday 27th March 2015
Earlier this week, Angel Gurria, head of the OECD described the Chancellor’s economic policies as a “text book” example for other countries and stressed that now we need to be allowed to “finish the job”. These are welcome remarks, highlighting the progress…Read More
As published in the Derby Telegraph, 16th January 2015
There have been a number of reports in recent weeks about the unprecedented pressure on local A&E Departments. Our local hospital, the Royal Derby has reported a 20% increase in A&E visits and I am aware that staff at the Royal Derby…Read More
As published in the Ripley & Heanor, Thursday 30th October 2014
We’ve had some great news on the economy over the past couple of weeks, with the JSA claimant count confirmed as 2.2% in Amber Valley in September, compared to 3% last year and 4.9% when I was elected – that’s…Read More
As published in the Derby Telegraph, 24th October 2014
We’ve had some great news on the economy over the past couple of weeks, with the JSA claimant count confirmed as 2.2% in Amber Valley in September, compared to 3% last year and 4.9% when I was elected – that’s a fall…Read More