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November 21, 2018

I've had a very education focussed week so far!

I met with former Education Secretary, Lord Baker, along with other colleagues (see David Evennett MP pictured), to discuss vocational training and skills. We also had a chat about University Technical Colleges, which is something...

November 20, 2018

My day begun with the very tough task of eating a full English breakfast at an event in support of the TaxPayers' Alliance's campaign against the idea of a Meat Tax.

It's not for Government to say what people should or should not eat. It would only mean higher costs and hit the...

November 20, 2018

I met with Chris Grayling and we talked about extending the Robin Hood Line (planning for this is now a contractual obligation for the new rail Franchisee next year) and the A60 at Sainsbury's in particular, which he came to visit earlier in the year.

I'm chasing the County Coun...

November 19, 2018

This morning I met with the Edge Foundation along with local businesses, healthcare trusts and Nottingham Trent University to talk about the potential of a UTC for Mansfield. they already exist in Derby, Sheffield and 50 other locations around the country.

UTCs are schools lead...

November 17, 2018

I had the great privilege of playing for UK Parliament FC supported by the FA earlier this week against a team of British Army soldiers, vets and reservists called the Crusaders. I was really pleased to take part, especially over this Remembrance period, and a minute's silence...

November 16, 2018

It's great to see the latest statistics which show that unemployment continues to fall in Mansfield and Warsop.

The total number of unemployed claimants in the Mansfield constituency in October was 1,210. This represents a rate of 2.4% of the economically active population aged...

November 15, 2018

Following on from my post on Tuesday, I want to explain my position on the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, which was published last night.

I can't in good conscience support this proposed Withdrawal Agreement. There are three basic reasons:

1) it seeks to tie us into a customs...

November 15, 2018

Me and Dex are supporting Dogs Trust's campaign to stop #puppysmuggling (posing with a puppy is harder than expected..)

I'm pleased that Dogs Trust have raised this issue - their investigation into the legal importation of puppies showed shocking welfare conditions. You can read...

November 14, 2018

I'm delighted with the news that £6,614,000 will be provided to improve the condition of roads in Nottinghamshire.

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced at the Budget that a £420 million fund will be created to tackle potholes and other roadworks. Nottinghamshire County Coun...

November 14, 2018

Whilst my job is really rewarding, it can sometimes be very frustrating when I read comments from some people who say "I know you're visiting stuff and posting lots online but you've not actually done anything!"

In response to the "what have you actually done" brigade, I've put...

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