92018Feb

Crime in Corsham Forum

I am organising a Crime in Corsham forum. It will be taking place on Friday the 16th of February between 10-11 am at the Pavillion, Roundwood Way off Westwells Road, Corsham SN13 9RD. Open to all, hope to see you there. In attendance will be Wiltshire Police Inspector Mark Luffman and members of Corsham Town…

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92018Feb

Speaking in a health statement

Yesterday I spoke on the Statement regarding a damming report by into Liverpool Community Health (LCH). I agreed with the Minister’s commitment to exposing failings in the NHS especially when those failings harm people. I also made the point that efficiency and safety is not just down to money but also strong leadership and responsible…

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62018Feb

Child maintenance payments

For too long, parents have been able to hide their earnings from their child maintenance payment calculations, creating and adding to child poverty. Many constituents have come to me with issues around child maintenance including non payment and non declaration of all income. This week I asked what the government is doing to address this:

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262018Jan

Holocaust Memorial Day

In the past week I had the honour of adding my name to the Book of Commitment organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (UK) and re-affirm my commitment to remembering this tragedy and the millions of lives lost as part of Holocaust Memorial Day tomorrow (Saturday 27th January). The true power of Holocaust Memorial Day…

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242018Jan

More good job news

More good job news today, the claimant rate in the Chippenham constituency is 1.5% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 172nd lowest of the 650 UK constituencies. This is 1% lower than the UK rate of 2.5%. Unemployment in the UK is at its lowest rate in 40 years.

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232018Jan

Truck stop of the year

I was delighted to present the award for ‘Truck Stop of the Year’ to the Chippenham Pit Stop last week. We should never underestimate the value which long distance lorry drivers add to the UK economy, transporting the majority of UK freight and ensuring that shops and businesses we rely on have the products we…

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