As I write my first column of 2016, I would like to wish all readers a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. The start of a new year is often the time for plans and resolutions, so this is the perfect opportunity to consider the challenges and priorities for Amber…Read More
The Chancellor announced the outcome of his Spending Review to Parliament this afternoon, outlining departmental spending for the year ahead and the Government’s vision for the future of Britain. The Spending Review is the occasion when the Chancellor sets out public spending plans for the Parliament – and in this…Read More
I recently visited a new site owned by developer Radleigh which will provide nine new affordable homes in Ripley. The site will be known as Wallis Close and will consist of one bungalow, four one-bedroom maisonettes and four two-bedroom houses. All properties will be available for affordable rent, via Futures…Read More
I welcome recent new figures showing that the number of people in Amber Valley claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance was 144 lower than in October 2014, and 49 lower than in September 2015. This means that unemployment in Amber Valley is…Read More
Over recent weeks there have been significant developments on the Government’s proposals to change Tax Credits, which a number of you have contacted me about. This Government is committed to balancing the books and stabilising our economy, and reform to Tax Credits are necessary to get the welfare bill under control,…Read More
I welcome today’s news that the Department of Transport is to “un-pause” the Midland Main Line Electrification project. I have long supported this project and the improvements it will bring – this news is fantastic for my constituents and for the East Midlands. I know many of you have expressed…Read More
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Welcome to my latest 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…Read More
Today I was in Parliament to welcome the first Conservative Budget in 18 years. This was a bold budget for my constituents, delivering on our election promises introducing measures to support workers, businesses, public services, taxpayers and savers while taking the responsible decisions to complete the job of sorting out…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
Last week saw the Queen visit Parliament to perform the official State Opening of Parliament, which marks the formal start of the Parliamentary session and includes the Queen’s Speech –which sets out the Government’s legislative agenda over the coming year.
I was particularly pleased by the inclusion of legislation for an…Read More