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…Read More
Last night, I was delighted to be returned to Parliament as the Member for Amber Valley. I won the seat with a 9.2% – or 4,205 majority. In 2010, my majority was 536, so we achieved a 5.4% swing.
It is an honour and a privilege to be re-elected here, and I promise…Read More
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,…Read More
As published in the Derby Telegraph, Friday 27th March 2015
Earlier this week, Angel Gurria, head of the OECD described the Chancellor’s economic policies as a “text book” example for other countries and stressed that now we need to be allowed to “finish the job”. These are welcome remarks, highlighting the progress…Read More
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…Read More
On Tuesday 3rd February 2015, Samantha Cameron hosted a reception at 10 Downing Street for ‘charity champions’. I was asked to nominate two guests from Amber Valley who I consider to be ‘charity champions’ to attend a reception in their honour at 10 Downing Street. For their fantastic work at…Read More
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.
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More