I welcome today’s decision by the Chancellor that the Government will not proceed with the increases to National Insurance for the self-employed announced in last week’s Budget.
In my speech to the House immediately following the Budget, and in public interviews afterwards, I highlighted that the proposed rise would be unwelcome… Read More
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Welcome to my latest newsletter to keep you updated on my work in Parliament and around Amber Valley.
As always, you’ll find a selection of what I’ve been up to over the last month and details of upcoming events. You’ll also find the usual information… Read More
Over the Summer Recess I was pleased to go and see Lockwoods in Ambergate. The haulage and frozen food business has been based in Amber Valley since their origin in the 1960s, expanding from Heanor to Langley Mill and then Ambergate.
It was great to see the range of products and… Read More
I was delighted to recently visit Luke Evans bakery at their base in Riddings to meet the team and see the various production stages of their high quality handmade products.
Luke Evans has a 200 year heritage and sell direct to the public from its shop in Greenhill Lane, Riddings, as… Read More
As Parliament is in recess over the summer, I’m using the opportunity to go on a Summer Tour of Amber Valley. I’ve been visiting local businesses and charities, as well as holding supermarket surgeries throughout the constituency, to discuss the big political changes and events of the last few months… Read More
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Now that the Police and Crime Commissioner and local elections are over, attention shifts to the 23rd of June’s EU Referendum, which is quickly approaching.
Below you can find information on an EU Referendum event this Saturday, details of Boris… Read More
Last week marked a year since my re-election as your Member of Parliament, and the first anniversary of this Conservative majority Government. This presents an opportunity to reflect on this Government’s achievements and consider my future priorities for Amber Valley in the Queen’s Speech next week, and over the coming… Read More
On Monday 21st March, I took the opportunity to ask the Department for Communities and Local Government about progress to pursue a Devolution Deal for the East Midlands and asked him to confirm that a devolution deal would not be imposed on local councils without their consent. I was reassured that… Read More
Earlier today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced his 2016 Budget, where he outlined his spending and fiscal plans to Parliament, introducing great measures for workers, drivers, savers, business owners and the self-employed in Amber Valley, and not to mention further support for infrastructure and investment in the East Midlands… Read More
Following the recent reforms to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) contained in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, which has now been approved by both Houses of Parliament, which a number of you have contacted me about, I wanted to clarify why these measures have been introduced and how they… Read More