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
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
Many constituents have contacted me to highlight their concerns about the Lily Street Farm planning application, for a mixed use development in Swanwick.
This is an issue that I know many local residents feel very strongly about. Therefore, before Parliament dissolved I wrote to the Secretary of State for Communities and…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
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
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
As published in the Derby Telegraph, 24th October 2014
We’ve had some great news on the economy over the past couple of weeks, with the JSA claimant count confirmed as 2.2% in Amber Valley in September, compared to 3% last year and 4.9% when I was elected – that’s a fall…Read More