Alfreton Business Club Q&A Session

I attended an early morning Alfreton Business Club Election Q&A session, giving local businesses the opportunity to meet with me, ask questions and raise concerns in the run up to the General Election. I welcomed this opportunity to meet local business, answer their questions and discuss support for businesses under…

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Budget Response

There is a critical choice facing this country in 49 days’ time: stick with a plan that is delivering or return to the chaos of the past. This Budget signals a move towards the future for Britain taking us from austerity to prosperity. If you’re a saver, pensioner, mortgage payer,…

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Future of Heanor Grammar School Site

On Thursday 5th February, I was invited to a meeting to discuss the future of the former Heanor Grammar School site. As many of you will be aware, it was announced in January that the site would be being sold due to the failure of the Derby College to successfully…

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Langley Mill Post Office Reopening

On Friday 27th February, I visited the Langley Mill Post Office to officially re-open the Post Office following a major refurbishment The Post Office is vital to the community in Langley Mill and I’m sure the improved environment, and the longer opening hours, will be warmly welcomed by the community.


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Community Champions Visit Parliament and No. 10

On Wednesday 11th February, the Prime Minister, David Cameron, invited me and a group of local champions to tour Number 10, Downing Street. It’s always a pleasure to invite constituents to visit Parliament and I welcomed this opportunity to take this group to Number 10 Downing Street.

It was a great day…

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Amber Valley Business Club

On Monday 9th February, I attended an early morning Amber Valley Borough Council Business Club networking event. The Amber Valley Business Club is an informal networking group for local businesses based in the local area including APC Accountants, East Midlands Uniforms, Bramble Software Consultants Ltd, CAF Property Services and Thompson…

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Visit to Denby Pottery with Helen Grant

On Thursday 29th January, I invited Helen Grant, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Tourism to visit Denby Pottery Visitor Centre, a popular tourist destination in the constituency. Denby Visitor Centre welcomes over 200,000 visitors annually to the site.

As the Minister responsible for Tourism, I wanted to show…

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