302014Oct

Encouraging people to go green

Encouraging people to go green is something to which the Conservatives are committed: to achieve low carbon growth, protect our environment and make our energy supply more secure. The most important way to do this is to make it easier for people to utilise or participate in green initiatives. I was delighted to attend the…

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212014Oct

Great news on apprenticeships

Across England more than 1.9 million apprenticeships have been started since 2010. These figures are great news with 2,640 new apprenticeships starting in the Chippenham constituency since 2010, 580 in the last year, meaning more young people getting the skills for they’ll need for the future. I am backing local business to create more jobs,…

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22014Oct

Chippenham Parking Charges

I now have the results of the survey which I recently delivered to all Chippenham residents asking for their views on local parking charges. Thousands replied to the survey. The results are HERE, but I would particularly like to highlight a couple of the key figures: –          93% of residents agree with me that parking charges in…

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112014Sep

Secretary of State quizzed by pupils

Today students at Sheldon School in Chippenham, met with Secretary of State for International Development, The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP. I invited the Secretary of State to Chippenham, both Justine and I are state educated and from non-political families. We spoke to the students about their reasons for entering politics and its appeal. We…

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