On Thursday 10th September, I asked the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Rt. Hon Elizabeth Truss MP about what support the Government offers to promote British food and drink. I welcome the Secretary of State’s response and support for local Christmas pudding manufacturer, Matthew Walker, which…Read More
On Wednesday 16th September, I spoke in the Westminster Hall on the Midland Main Line (Electrification) to represent my constituents and echo my earlier support for the work to be resumed as soon as possible.
As many of you will know, earlier this year, the Government announced that due to spiraling…Read More
I’m delighted to provide more details regarding the fourth Jobs Fair I will be holding on 16th October 2015. The event will take place at Ripley Leisure Centre from 10am to 4pm.
Previous events have seen thousands of constituents attend, with hundreds finding work or training opportunities as a direct result.
Network Rail and East Midlands Trains are holding a drop-in public information event this Friday afternoon (11th September 2015) at Alfreton Train Station. The event will showcase the disabled access improvements that will be installed at the station next year.
A display of the alterations that will make the station accessible…Read More
I was delighted to recently visit Denby Pottery with Pauline Latham OBE MP to celebrate an innovative business collaboration between the 200-year-old ceramics firm and Belper-based designer Sarah Marley.
During a tour of the Denby Pottery Visitor Centre, we viewed Mrs Marley’s stunning collection of tea-themed art, which was designed and…Read More
Welcome to my July 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 been up to over the last month below. You’ll also find information about my appearances in Parliament, surgeries…Read More
Earlier this month, I was asked to present a FA Mars Just Play award to an Amber Valley constituent, Chloe Beadle. I was asked to present Chloe with the FA Mars Just Play Player of the Year award. FA Mars Just Play, works to promote regular exercise and encourage men…Read More
I’m delighted to announce that I’m holding a free Workplace Pensions Advice Event for employers on the 10th July 2015. The event will take place from 10am to 12pm at Lumb Farm in Ripley (DE5 8JN).
I am hosting the event to offer employers help and advice regarding the changes to…Read More
In a statement made to the House today, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said that long-awaited work to electrify the Midland Mainline would now be “paused”. You can read the full text of his statement by clicking here
This is very disappointing news, as many of you will know, I welcomed the…Read More
I welcome new figures showing that this Government’s long-term economic plan is delivering new affordable homes for families in Amber Valley.
Since 2010, more than 300 new affordable homes have been built throughout the constituency. Across the country over 260,000 new homes have been delivered, with nearly 60,000 homes built last…Read More