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February 18, 2019

Last Friday, I had a really interesting chat with Manor Academy students and I didn't even have to leave my office! 

The Student Senate took part in a Digital Surgery, which is a great initiative by The Politics Project. It was great to have a chat with the students and answer q...

February 17, 2019

In my last post, I had not yet made up my mind about the motion relating to Brexit. 

The key point was that Parliament had votes on a non-binding motion that does not affect the PM's strategy or the way forward one bit. As I said previously, it was a box ticking exercise to meet...

February 16, 2019

I'm really pleased to see that, due to changes in workplace pensions, 10 million more people are now saving for retirement. 

New figures show that 9,000 people in Mansfield and Warsop are now enrolled in a workplace pension. 

The introduction of automatic enrolment, which means t...

February 16, 2019

Lots of people have told me they aren't sure who is responsible for the issue they have raised and end up being passed around between Councils. I wanted to help, and just take a minute (literally a minute) to explain how Government works for us in Mansfield.

Many people think...

February 15, 2019

I've been to meet the Mayor and assorted Directors from MDC today for a catch up, and particularly to talk about town centre management and the Future High Streets For (that's the money I've helped secure from Government for MDC to bid, and be able to improve the town centre)....

February 14, 2019

On this sunny afternoon in Westminster, I took the short walk over to Sky News to talk them about the votes today. 

As I said in my interview, I haven't yet decided exactly how I am going to vote on the proposed amendments and still need to gather more information before ma...

February 14, 2019

Yesterday, I held a Westminster Hall debate on nurture care and early intervention. Education is something I am very passionate about - I actually always thought I'd be a teacher when I was younger before I ended up here! 

I think it’s really important to talk about how tou...

February 14, 2019

A few days ago I posted a video to Facebook where I asked if anyone would be interested in a couple of posts talking about what the functions of local government are.

After some great feedback I've decided to start a little video series where I try and explain some of the main a...

February 13, 2019

Today I met with Liz Truss to talk about the upcoming Government Spending Review and share my thoughts on what the priorities should be. 

I took this opportunity to discuss investing in front-line Policing and in our education system, particularly primary schools and further edu...

February 12, 2019

I met with NIDAS this week to talk about their campaign to raise awareness about domestic abuse. I totally agree with them that we should be open and have a conversation about domestic abuse. Have a read about their campaign over on the Chad.

Obviously, not all abuse is physical...

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