Have your say on King’s Dyke bridge scheme

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Click above letter to read in full There is still time for Whittlesey residents to have their say on proposals to build a road bridge over the King’s Dyke level crossing. Everyone who is interested in proposals to cut traffic congestion at the bottleneck railway crossing on the A605 should have their say during the …

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Local book and art exhibition commemorates World War One

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It was a pleasure to join local artists Richard Savage and Marian Savill for a preview of their World War One exhibition At the Going Down of the Sun, hosted at Savage Studios in Chatteris. The book contains original art work, contemporary posters, photographs, songs and poems set in the context of the Great War. …

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Speaking out about the need for cancer prevention

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Each year nearly 300,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. I was therefore pleased to join the battle against this terrible disease by hosting an afternoon tea in the House of Commons in conjunction with a leading charity. I hosted World Cancer Research Fund’s afternoon tea in the Houses of Parliament last week, …

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Land drainage is main topic at farming dinner

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Above: with John Hebditch MBE, (farmer from Somerset), Trevor Edgley (Group NFU Chairman), Chris Gowler (Group NFU Vice Chairman) and Andrew Ward MBE (Lincolnshire Farmer and Forage Aid Founder) The importance of land drainage in the fight against flooding was the main topic of discussion when I joined members of the farming community for the …

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Flood of community action stops Whittlesey development

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Above: with Councillor Dee Laws The power of community action was demonstrated in Whittlesey this week as proposals to build 249 new homes on a flood-risk site were turned down. The Planning Inspector’s full report, which can be read here, agreed with the case set out by local residents. It is a decisive and welcome …

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VIDEO: Summit is a healthy success

Better use of Wisbech’s North Cambs Hospital was top of the agenda at a health summit I hosted on Friday, as part of the Treat Me Local campaign. I have been pushing for better healthcare provision in our area since I was elected. One of my biggest concerns is the apparent neglect of North Cambs …

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VIDEO: backing calls for better football facilities

I am joining forces with Fenland football teams to call for better facilities including new 4G pitches to be provided across the area. The call comes after FA chairman Greg Dyke recently announced the launch of a whopping £230 million 4G revolution in grassroots facilities and coaching. Mr Dyke wants to see trust-run “hubs” filled …

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Europe: update

Above: my video response to the EU request for an extra £1.7bn from the UK Residents often contact me with concerns regarding the UK’s relationship with the European Union. I hope it is helpful to update you regarding my vote in Parliament last week on the opt-in regarding the European Arrest Warrant. I voted against …

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