December 21, 2018

I'm pleased with the announcement that police funding is receiving its biggest increase since 2010 and will be increased by up to £970 million next year.

Police funding in Nottinghamshire could increase by up to £13.1 million in 2019-20 as a result of these changes. This is part...

December 20, 2018

I really enjoyed a visit to Unanima Theatre to talk to Tracy and Andy about all of the brilliant work they're doing, particularly for young people with learning disabilities.

They've been working for 10 years now to engage local people in creative arts, including theatre, and ma...

December 19, 2018

Today in Parliament, I attended the Christmas drop-in event for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Phenylketonuria (PKU).

It was good to have the opportunity to learn more about PKU and find out more about treatment options.

As I understand, one in 10,000 babies are diagnosed...

December 19, 2018

Every year I ask primary schools in Mansfield to take part in a competition where students draw something festive and the winning design gets to be on the front of my Christmas card.

Last week, I was very pleased to visit Heathlands Primary School to present Sian with a certifi...

December 18, 2018

Yesterday, I asked about Government's support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) including how the current provision means schools have to subsidise services out of their core budgets.

I was delighted to hear about this weekends announcement of £...

December 17, 2018

I was out last week with my team gathering signatures in support of changes to the junction at Sainsbury's on the A60. The Christmas period will no doubt mean more traffic and more queues!

After months of pressure, the Country Council are now working up some options for changes,...

December 14, 2018

Following an eventful week in Parliament, I thought it would be useful to share the statement that I posted on my Facebook page regarding the outcome of the confidence vote:

I have always said I am a democrat, and I am...

I fully accept the vote of Conservative MPs in Parliament...

December 13, 2018

Great news for Mansfield Town Football Club!

Not only are they on a great run of form up near the top of Sky Bet League Two , they also have fantastic new facilities that have come together out near Pleasley to support the club and the community.

It's great to have the investment...

December 12, 2018

There is a fantastic opportunity available for Year 12s to get mentoring, internships, skills development and uni support!

The Social Mobility Foundation supports young people into top universities and careers and has some great opportunities. Have a look at what's on offer and...

December 11, 2018

This morning during the Education Select Committee we were talking about artificial intelligence in our schools and universities. We also had the chance to quiz experts on making teaching and learning more positive and rewarding by using technology. You can watch it in full her...

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