Highways England recently visited Amber Valley and went on a tour of the key noise hotspots with me.
Their noise specialist, Ian Holmes, attended alongside their regional manager for this area, Kamaljit Khokhar, and I took them to noise hotspots in Ripley, Alfreton, Swanwick and Coxbench. Whilst in Coxbench, we met… Read More
During recent Transport questions in the House I asked the Rail Minister, Paul Maynard MP, for an update on the desperately needed electrification of the branch line that runs through the train stations at Langley Mill and Alfreton.
The Minister confirmed that the Government is investing significant sums in the Midland… Read More
On Monday 21st March, I took the opportunity to ask the Department for Communities and Local Government about progress to pursue a Devolution Deal for the East Midlands and asked him to confirm that a devolution deal would not be imposed on local councils without their consent. I was reassured that… Read More
Earlier today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced his 2016 Budget, where he outlined his spending and fiscal plans to Parliament, introducing great measures for workers, drivers, savers, business owners and the self-employed in Amber Valley, and not to mention further support for infrastructure and investment in the East Midlands… Read More
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Welcome to my latest newsletter to keep you updated on my work in Parliament and around Amber Valley.
As always, you’ll find a selection of what I’ve been up to over the last month and details of upcoming events. You’ll also find… Read More
On 19th January, I spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on towed-trailer safety to raise my concerns and the terrible incident, which many of you will recall, which took place just over eight years ago, when Finlay Martin was tragically killed by a runaway trailer which had detached from a… Read More
Following on from my recent intervention in an important debate relating to Community Transport funding in Parliament on Wednesday 16th December, I welcome the news that funding for this important and valuable community service will no longer be withdrawn by Derbyshire County Council.
As I have written about previously, it had… 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
Following the recent news that the work to electrify the Midland Mainline, which runs through the constituency, will be restarted, on Thursday 29th October, I asked the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, to ensure the branch line that passes through Alfreton and Langley Mill stations is included in… Read More
As many of you will know, I currently serve as a member of the Public Accounts Select Committee, to which I was elected earlier this year. This Committee does incredibly important work, scrutinising the value for money of public spending, holding the government to account for the delivery of public… Read More