Many residents have recently rightly raised concerns about anti-social behaviour incidents and drug use in Ripley Town Centre. So, I recently set up a public meeting for residents to attend and discuss their concerns with the relevant local agencies, including the local police, councils, councillors and charities.
I chaired a panel… Read More
At the recent Conservative Party Conference, the Prime Minister outlined new policies on a wide range of issues, from social housing to organ donation, to revolutionise some key markets and issues:
Affordable & Social Housing
The Prime Minister announced ‘a new generation of council houses to help fix our broken housing market’… 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 the usual information… Read More
I was pleased to recently hold my fifth Jobs Fair at Ripley Leisure Centre, which brought more than eight hundred jobseekers and students together with local employers and training providers.
More than fifty stallholders attended, including a range of local employers such as Bombardier, trentbarton, Manthorpe, Severn Trent, Thorntons, Blue Arrow,… Read More
In the constituency, many residents and businesses have recently contacted me about the desperate need for better broadband. I know how frustrating poor and unreliable broadband connections are, so I agree. The UK has the highest superfast broadband coverage amongst the top five European economies, but I know more needs… Read More
Filigree are the UK’s leading brand of lace net and sheer curtains and I was delighted to recently welcome them to their new home in Amber Valley. They were previously based in South Normanton, but they’ve now moved into a a new, bigger base on Codnor Industrial Estate.
They’re still settling… Read More
It’s been a busy few weeks back in Parliament following the Summer Recess, with important debates on health, defence, bovine TB and finance.
I’ve continued my campaigns for greater tax transparency and for us to do more to tackle corruption. As a direct result, this Government is setting up a new… Read More
I was delighted to recently visit Luke Evans bakery at their base in Riddings to meet the team and see the various production stages of their high quality handmade products.
Luke Evans has a 200 year heritage and sell direct to the public from its shop in Greenhill Lane, Riddings, as… Read More
I was pleased to recently visit Print-Rite Europe to open their new 3D printing hub, help them along with their charity bike ride and launch celebrations of two big anniversaries for the company.
Print-Rite Europe are based in Langley Mill, and they are the European division of the world’s largest manufacturer… Read More
Over the past six months, tax has rarely left the public agenda. For example the settlement reached by HMRC and Google was was heavily featured on news headlines and in the emails in my inbox. As a member of the Public Accounts Committee, co-Chair of the Anti-Corruption All Party Parliamentary Group and as a… Read More