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February 29, 2020

Earlier this week, I met with Blue Collar Conservatism colleagues, along with Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Marc Jones, and Chair of the Police Federation, John Apter.

We met to discuss the new consultation on our Police Covenant - back to support commitments made...

February 28, 2020

I am delighted to hear that Notts County Council will receive £500,000 for local services that enable domestic abuse victims and their children to stay safe, recover from the trauma, and access safe rehousing where needed. 

This funding is part of a £16.6 million package announc...

February 27, 2020

Following major Government investment last year, there has been a significant fall in the number of people sleeping rough across England.

We have all announced an extra £236 million to tackle rough sleeping - this funding will help to provide up to 6,000 rough sleepers with acco...

February 26, 2020

I was really grateful for the Prime Minister's kind words in PMQs today on the hard work we've already done for Mansfield and the funding we've delivered.

We'll never disrespect the voters in the way that Labour members did at Leadership Hustings events this week.

We live in a d...

February 25, 2020

Great news that from July, discharged patients who need advice on managing new medication will receive a referral to their local pharmacy, helping reduce GP appointments and readmission rates. 

79% of patients are prescribed at least one new medication when leaving hospitals, so...

February 25, 2020

Last night we confirmed the biggest increase in councils' spending power for a decade - ensuring local public services are properly supported, with a 4.4% real terms increase in funding. 

This Government is making good on its promise to level up across the country and boost reso...

February 24, 2020

I've been over at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) where I'm now working, supporting the Secretary of State. On our first day back I wanted to meet the team there and work out the logistics going forward. 

Later on in the House, we're debating t...

February 24, 2020

It was great to grab a pint with Tracy and Brad from OneWalk and Unanima Theatre last week to go through some of the work they're doing to support and empower people in our community. 

About time we had an open conversation about disability and how it affects the individuals acr...

February 24, 2020

Coming to the end of recess week with a busy day in Mansfield ahead. A bit of news to share about a new challenge next week. I'm moving in my role as Parliamentary Private Secretary to a new department: Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), supporting the new Secreta...

February 20, 2020

Modern money!

From today you may find the crisp new £20 in your change… (or more likely from the cash point, I don't know anyone who pays in £50s!) but do you know about the role the Royal National Institute for Blind People played in its development? The shape and colour of the...

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