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Home Office Question on violent crime

Violent crime is a concerning issue and one featuring highly in the media of late, and during an Urgent Question on violent crime, I raised the issue of social media channels promoting violent behaviour and gang violence.

MHCLG Question on local government reform in Northamptonshire

At MHCLG questions, I asked the Minister for Local Government what assessment the Secretary of State had made of progress towards the unitarisation of local government in Northamptonshire, and what efforts are being made to ensure that the diverse communities of North Northamptonshire are fully r

England Athletics

I was pleased to meet with Chris from England Athletics recently to discuss the work the organisation does and the APPG for Running, of which I am the Chairman.

Visit to Priors Hall School

I was delighted to visit Priors Hall – A Learning Community recently as part of their ‘Fitter Future’ afternoon. It was fantastic to join students in their PE activities and to see them taking part in ‘classroom workouts’.

Urgent Update on the Corby Landslip

I thought it might be useful to provide a quick update following the very worrying reports last night of the landslip in Corby leading to significant rail disruption and the need for hundreds of passengers to be evacuated from a northbound train to Nottingham.

Transport Question on the rebuilding of the Leyland Bridge

During a question on the accountability of Network Rail, I asked the Minister to help us keep the pressure up on Network Rail to ensure that the works to get the Leyland Bridge on Irthlingborough Road rebuilt are started and completed as soon as possible.

Transport Question – A45

The Government has consistently committed to dualling the stretch of the A45 between Stanwick and Thrapston, so at Transport Questions I called on fellow Northamptonshire MP and newly appointed Transport Minister, Michael Ellis MP, to do everything he can to ensure that the necessary environmenta

The A43/Steel Road

I was recently informed that the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government is providing Marginal Viability Funding to support the A43/Steel Road project and the potential future housing this will help to unlock.

World Book Day

It was great to attend a reception to celebrate the impact of World Book Day, which was held this year on the 7th March 2019, including in schools across our area.