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 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
There is a critical choice facing this country in 49 days’ time: stick with a plan that is delivering or return to the chaos of the past. This Budget signals a move towards the future for Britain taking us from austerity to prosperity. If you’re a saver, pensioner, mortgage payer,…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
On Monday 9th February, I attended an early morning Amber Valley Borough Council Business Club networking event. The Amber Valley Business Club is an informal networking group for local businesses based in the local area including APC Accountants, East Midlands Uniforms, Bramble Software Consultants Ltd, CAF Property Services and Thompson…Read More
It was great to be invited by David Joyce of Ripley-based East Midlands Spas (external link), who has recently taken on an apprentice to pass on the knowledge about the trade he works in.
I’m pictured below with Reece Humphries, my 18-year-old constituent who David took on. He’s been there just over two months,…Read More
On Thursday 29th January, I invited Helen Grant, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Tourism to visit Denby Pottery Visitor Centre, a popular tourist destination in the constituency. Denby Visitor Centre welcomes over 200,000 visitors annually to the site.
As the Minister responsible for Tourism, I wanted to show…Read More