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April 25, 2019

Yesterday at the Education Select Committee we quizzed Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission about their inspection programme for local Special Educational Needs provision.

They were keen to emphasise that collaboration and joint working between healthcare organisations and the...

April 24, 2019

This week the Government has launched plans to boost digital skills for adults, ensuring that people have the skills that they need.

Research shows that digital skills have become as important in getting a job and being part of society as English and Maths. An estimated 90 per c...

April 23, 2019

I'm keeping the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme on the Government's radar and I have signed a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, which calls for a formal review of the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme.

The letter puts forward the case that the 50 per cent share is...

April 23, 2019

I have an event for you to add to your diary! 

On Saturday 8th June, I'll be taking part in the Frenbot Charity Football Match 2019 to raise money for the Kings Mill Toy Appeal 2019 and Once Upon a Smile. 

I'm really looking forward to getting involved and all for a great cause....

April 22, 2019

Some good news you might have missed recently about improved disabled access while travelling by car or train.

The Department for Transport is partnering with Muscular Dystrophy UK to fund new facilities, making travel easier on the roads for disabled people. More service statio...

April 21, 2019

As postal votes begin to land on doorsteps for the local elections, its important to remember that after 16 years of independent-led Council, Mansfield and Warsop need a change! Using your vote as a protest in this election will simply mean we end up with more of the same.

Let's...

April 21, 2019

Occasionally people say to me; "It's great that you're talking about Mansfield in Parliament and you're out and about locally, but what have you actually DONE?"

It can sometimes be hard to see when everything in Parliament takes so long, and of course I don't have any local deci...

April 20, 2019

Really interesting article in Mansfield Chad about how much the 11 top earners in Nottinghamshire Councils were paid in 2017-18

When there have been conversations in recent months about bringing all of Nottinghamshire's Council Services together under on roof, this is part of...

April 19, 2019

There are still a few tickets left for my bus tour to Parliament on Monday 15th July 2019

You can find out more about the history of Parliament and even meet the First Earl of Mansfield (pictured), although I can't promise he'll provide decent conversation..

Tickets will be £20...

April 18, 2019

My column for this week's Mansfield Chad focuses on a number of positive things that are happening locally. 

Positive updates include a new deal for care leavers introduced by the County Council and the local bid being submitted for the Future High Streets Fund - something I've...

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