Owen Paterson Visit

On Friday 16th May, I was delighted to welcome Owen Paterson, the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to my constituency to visit BPI Recycled Products in Heanor.

I was delighted to show the Minister the great work they do at BPI, including their latest £1.5 million…

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PM in Amber Valley

On Friday 9th May, I was delighted to welcome the Prime Minister, David Cameron MP, to Amber Valley. This was his second visit as Prime Minister.

I took him to see Denby-based HL Plastics, where we saw some of the great work that they do employing local people and growing their…

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Alfreton Train Station Update

On Thursday 15th May, I had the pleasure of taking the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin MP, to see Alfreton train station and the work that needs to be done there to improve access for my disabled constituents.

Earlier this month I welcomed the announcement in Parliament that the…

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A38 Noise Update

On Thursday 15th May, I was delighted to welcome Patrick McLoughlin MP, the Secretary of State for Transport, to Amber Valley.

I took the opportunity to show the Secretary of State the noise problems coming from the A38 in Ripley, Rawson Green, Swanwick and Alfreton. I know that noise levels coming…

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Planning Question

Many constituents have contacted me about the Planning Inspector’s decision to overturn the refusal of the application for Swanwick crematorium by AVBC. Regrettably, work on the crematorium has started.

I do think that it’s time we review the rules about inspectors’ powers to overturn local decisions, so I I took the opportunity…

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In Parliament – April

Oral Answers to Questions – Northern Ireland – 2nd April 2014

Nigel Mills MP: What recent discussions she has had with political parties in Northern Ireland on dealing with the past.

Theresa Villiers MP (The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; Chipping Barnet, Conservative): I hold regular discussions with representatives of the Northern Ireland…

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In Parliament – March

Petition – Heanor Memorial Hospital – 11th March 2014

Nigel Mills MP: It is with great pleasure that I present this petition, signed by more than 3,000 of my constituents, showing the extent of feeling about the closure of the Heanor Memorial hospital.

The petition states:

The Petition of the people of Heanor and…

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RIP Lynne Watson

I was very saddened to hear the news about the passing of Lynne Watson, the Chair of Swanwick Parish Council, who died suddenly on Tuesday morning.

I had known her since 2004 when I was elected to the Borough Council. Having worked with her on her campaign this year, I know…

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