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
I was delighted to welcome Boris Johnson MP, Gisela Stuart MP and the Vote Leave campaign team to David Nieper in Alfreton on Monday 16th May.
Boris, Gisela and I were delighted to meet with David and Christopher Nieper to discuss how…Read More
It’s been a busy few weeks back in Parliament following the Christmas recess, with debates on energy, the new State Pension and housing; and it was in the Housing and Planning Bill that the new English Votes for English Laws system was used for the first time.
Alongside this, I held…Read More
I’m pleased that a Jobs Fair and Training Event will be taking place at Alfreton Leisure Centre on Friday, 29 January 2016 from 10am-3pm.
I’ve been working with the Job Centre, local Councils and employers to arrange a special jobs fair after Leaderflush Shapland fell into administration over the Christmas period,…Read More
I was very shocked to learn that Leaderflush Shapland fell into administration over the Christmas period, with the terrible result that more than 400 local people were made redundant. The company’s main base was in Langley Mill and 309 skilled workers there produced bespoke door sets and specialised in making…Read More
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Welcome to a short special edition of my newsletter for Christmas. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!Christmas Card Competition Winners:
Thank you to everyone who entered my Christmas Card…Read More
I recently visited Royal Mail’s local delivery offices to meet the postmen and women who are working hard sorting and delivering mail in Amber Valley during the festive season.
I was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Ian Nightingale, who gave me a tour of the efficient system the…Read More
This is my final column for 2015 and I would like to wish everyone in Amber Valley a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
As Christmas fast approaches, I recently visited Royal Mail’s local delivery…Read More