October 31, 2018

Supporting homeless people in Mansfield to get off the streets and in to housing is one of my key priorities. I thought that I would share this letter that I received from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government about Homelessness, which contains a number of...

October 30, 2018

I had two main asks of Government to support Mansfield and I'm pleased that the Chancellor has listened to us on both counts.

The first was about providing additional support for Miners' Welfares. After holding a Westminster Hall debate on sports facilities in coalfield communit...

October 29, 2018

My team and I have been speaking to residents, shoppers and business owners in Mansfield town centre over the past four weeks to find out first-hand what they think about the town centre and what can be done to attract more footfall.

Time and time again the Town Hall building is...

October 28, 2018

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of being invited to officially launch the new branding for Cowens, a fantastic local success story that has grown from its inception 45 years ago, employing 50 people here and all over the country with clients nationally and even internationally...

October 26, 2018

As you may have seen from my post on Wednesday, I held a Westminster Hall debate on sports facilities in coalfield communities. 

I took this opportunity to raise the importance of properly funding and managing local sports facilities in former mining areas. In Mansfield and Wars...

October 26, 2018

Really pleased to have secured a debate in two weeks' time on the 'Reclassification of Synthetic Cannabinoids' (that's Mamba and Spice, to us...)

As many of you may be aware, I have regularly been raising the issue of Mamba and Spice. Earlier this year, I held an Adjournment Deb...

October 25, 2018

I am celebrating the news that the Government has announced a £60,000 fund to develop and test pollinator habitat mapping - identifying where new habitats will provide the greatest benefit for bees and other pollinators. This comes after I brought forward proposals in a Bill of...

October 24, 2018

This afternoon I lead a debate in Westminster Hall about the potential of Miners' Welfares, both as a community hub and the sports facilities that they often support. Obviously historically they have been at the heart of communities, and I'm asking Government to prioritise inve...

October 23, 2018

This morning I went to my first meeting of the Education Select Committee, where the first enquiry we are conducting is in to SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) funding to schools and local authorities.

Amongst the questions I asked of the two panels over the cou...

October 18, 2018

I added a splash of pink to my usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now's wear it pink fundraiser, which takes place tomorrow to raise money for vital breast cancer research. 

I recently attended an event in Westminster to encourage people across the UK to take part in wea...

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