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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
I was pleased to recently hold my fifth Jobs Fair at Ripley Leisure Centre, which brought more than eight hundred jobseekers and students together with local employers and training providers.
More than fifty stallholders attended, including a range of local employers such as Bombardier, trentbarton, Manthorpe, Severn Trent, Thorntons, Blue Arrow,… Read More
In the constituency, many residents and businesses have recently contacted me about the desperate need for better broadband. I know how frustrating poor and unreliable broadband connections are, so I agree. The UK has the highest superfast broadband coverage amongst the top five European economies, but I know more needs… Read More
Filigree are the UK’s leading brand of lace net and sheer curtains and I was delighted to recently welcome them to their new home in Amber Valley. They were previously based in South Normanton, but they’ve now moved into a a new, bigger base on Codnor Industrial Estate.
They’re still settling… Read More
It’s been a busy few weeks back in Parliament following the Summer Recess, with important debates on health, defence, bovine TB and finance.
I’ve continued my campaigns for greater tax transparency and for us to do more to tackle corruption. As a direct result, this Government is setting up a new… 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
I was pleased to recently visit Print-Rite Europe to open their new 3D printing hub, help them along with their charity bike ride and launch celebrations of two big anniversaries for the company.
Print-Rite Europe are based in Langley Mill, and they are the European division of the world’s largest manufacturer… Read More
Over the past six months, tax has rarely left the public agenda. For example the settlement reached by HMRC and Google was was heavily featured on news headlines and in the emails in my inbox. As a member of the Public Accounts Committee, co-Chair of the Anti-Corruption All Party Parliamentary Group and as a… Read More
As I write this, polling stations are starting to close, on what will be an historic day for the United Kingdom. A day where my constituents and the rest of the country cast their vote on the future of our membership of the European Union. In the absence of a… Read More
I was pleased to recently visit Alfreton Nursery Teaching School to meet the children, staff, governors and head teacher, Angela Stanton. The Nursery is going from strength to strength, and I’m delighted that they’ve been awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating by OFSTED five times.
It was great to see the Nursery’s Forest… Read More