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