Westminster News

My Week in Westminster - 18th March 2016

Wrote to the Housing Minister about the Charnwood Council Core Strategy – I recognise that local residents feel they have accepted more than their fair share of new housing in recent years. In light of new planning appeals and applications, I have written to the Minister asking him to clarify how our core strategy is being taken into account during the appeals process.

My Week in Westminster - 4th March 2016

My office supported the East Midlands All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting - this APPG brings together MPs of all parties who represent constituencies in the East Midlands to discuss regional matters and decide how best to work together to promote local causes in Parliament.

My Week in Westminster - 26th February 2016

My office supported a meeting about the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) – HLF invest in projects which provide a lasting, positive impact on people and places. During the meeting, my office discussed projects they are currently supporting locally. If you would like more information about the fund and how to apply, please visit their website: https://www.hlf.org.uk/

My Week in Westminster - 12th February 2016

Supported the Government’s announcement of an additional £6.6 million of funding for Leicestershire County Council – following a number of meetings with the Minister, I am pleased that we have secured more local Government funding over the next two years, which will help support our local services.

My Week in Westminster - 29th January 2016

Attended the launch of Disability Confident’s Reverse Jobs Fair Guide – the Disability Confident Initiative was set up by the Government to encourage businesses to adopt more inclusive working practices. A Reverse Jobs Fairs in Loughborough would be a good opportunity to help businesses recognise the value of employing disabled people and I attended the meeting to find out more information about them.

My Week In Westminster - 11th December 2015

My office supported a meeting with The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) - This aim of this meeting was to advise MPs and their staff on the support available to local residents who are survivors of child sexual abuse. If you or someone you know has been affected by this, I would encourage you to contact the NAPAC who are able to offer you free and confidential advice: http://napac.org.uk/