June 30, 2019

Back in February, I posted the brilliant news that Nottinghamshire County Council had been chosen as a pilot area for the discovery phase of the childhood obesity Trailblazer Programme, after its application was successful out of 100 across England. This was a brilliant achieve...

June 29, 2019

I'm joining forces with the rail industry to encourage more disabled people in Mansfield and Warsop to travel by train using the Disabled Persons Railcard, which offers a third off journeys. 

Last year, 4397 journeys starting from Mansfield were made using the Railcard, up from...

June 28, 2019

I'm sure that everyone across Mansfield and Warsop will be as pleased as I am that those who abuse animals will now receive harsher punishments. As the proud parent of a Cavachon called Dexter, I find it incomprehensible that people can abuse animals. 

The Animal Welfare (Senten...

June 27, 2019

It's polling day in Sandhurst Ward! 

You may see me out with our fantastic candidate, Cathryn Fletcher, reminding people to go and vote. 

You've still got a few hours to vote so it isn't too late! Polls are open until 10pm. 

Having lived all over this ward, Cathryn is more than qu...

June 27, 2019

Following the recent Mineworkers' Pension Scheme (MPS) debate, I met with the Business Minister, Andrew Stephenson. 

I was pleased to hear that having met with the Trustees, he has written to the Treasury to support all of the changes that they have asked for. That includes guar...

June 26, 2019

This lunchtime in Prime Minister's Questions I asked the Prime Minister to personally see that funding and support for Youth Work is approved as soon as possible.

Back in April Government committed to a review of youth work qualifications that are vital to ensure we have a work...

June 25, 2019

I welcome new figures showing that £500 million has been awarded to small businesses across the country through the Government's Start Up Loans programme, and I'd like to take this opportunity to urge more entrepreneurs in Mansfield and Warsop to apply. 

The new figures show tha...

June 24, 2019

This lunchtime in Education Questions I asked about the recent Augar Review into Higher and Further Education, which made a number of recommendations to Government. Some, like the idea of lifelong learning loans that could be accessed throughout your life to upskill or retrain,...

June 23, 2019

Fantastic to have Heather Wheeler MP, Homelessness Minister, in Mansfield on Friday. 

Heather visited Mansfield town centre with Framework to discuss the progress and challenges with supporting homeless people, drug and alcohol services and improving our town centre. 

Really grat...

June 22, 2019

Great to visit Vision West Notts yesterday, where I've been talking to the Chair of Governors and a number of local businesses about progress and local issues. 

I've also met with DANCOP which is a collaboration of universities and colleges working to make higher education more...

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