Bus Services Bill

The Bus Services Bill was recently announced in the Queen’s speech. I think that this is a fantastic opportunity to get the requirement to have audio visual (AV) next stop and final destination announcements on all new buses into law. I believe this requirement would enable people with sight loss, and many other members of…

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Leadership Survey Results

For those interested in the results of my constituency survey about who local residents, out of the 5 candidates on offer, would prefer as the next Prime Minister the results were as follows (I received over 1600 responses from Chippenham constituency residents) Theresa May – 73% Andrea Leadson – 14% Michael Gove – 6% Stephen…

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Launching the Digital Economy Bill

Yesterday the Government launched the Digital Economy Bill which will see major improvements in broadband rollout, protects and prioritising consumers as well as children The bill is designed to drive more productivity, create innovation, and enhance public services. Read the letter by my Ministerial colleagues below which explains the bill. DIGITAL ECONOMY BILL Today we…

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The Queens’ speech

This is the next step in our long-term economic plan for our country. Whether it is continuing to bring the public finances under control so that Britain lives within its means; delivering the infrastructure that British business needs to carry on creating jobs; making our country a world leader in the digital economy; spreading prosperity…

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Holding a debate to get Design and Technology as a core option for GCSE EBacc subjects

This week I held my first debate, to get Design and Technology as a core option for GCSE EBacc subjects. It is essential that we offer young people the opportunity to taste technical courses that will lead them to good career prospects. Locally we have a skills shortage in engineering and technology related roles –…

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