Animal Sentience

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As an animal lover and owner of a much loved family dog, Bailey. The idea that our pet or other animals like him don’t have feelings is clearly nonsense. Sadly in the social media age in which we live, fake news is often circulated which is simply not true. This was clear to anyone who watched …

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New transport funding for Cambridgeshire in today’s budget, together with a major boost to first time buyers

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The budget today announced new transport funding for the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer, including £74 million extra on top of earlier allocations for improving connectivity, reducing congestion and introducing new mobility services and technology. Some of this funding can contribute towards making further progress on key local schemes like Wisbech Rail and …

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Free Training for Fenland Teachers, thanks to the Department for Education’s Opportunity Area programme

Thanks to the Department for Education’s Opportunity Area programme all qualified teachers working in schools within Fenland and East Cambridgeshire are eligible to receive free training for National Professional Qualifications. Teachers looking to upskill can choose from four courses; Middle Leader, Senior Leader, Head Teacher and Executive Leader. Courses usually cost between £450 and £7,000 …

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Sling the Mesh

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Yesterday saw the inaugural meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Vaginal Mesh, where my constituent and lead on the Sling the Mesh Campaign, Kath Sansom, spoke movingly about the thousands of women who have been impacted as a result of a mesh implant. As Kath’s constituency MP, I will do all that I …

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Wisbech Access Study

The Wisbech Access Scheme involves spending £10.5 million allocated by Government which has the scope to significantly improve local transport. How this money is spent is currently subject to a public consultation by Fenland District Council, which closes on Monday.  I am concerned that constituents are being asked to give views on a transport package …

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An example of a Parliament working as it should

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At Treasury questions in the House of Commons, the Labour MP Thangam Debbonaire raised with me the difficulty some refugees have in opening a bank account. In particular, a form of identification provided by the Home Office to those here legally was not being accepted by some high street bank branches. The issue had not …

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Wisbech Job Café

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In February last year I attended the opening of Wisbech Job Café held at the Queen Mary Centre and run by Luminus. At the Wisbech 2020 Vision Summit I made the welcome discovery that since January this year the Wisbech Job Café has helped 130 people get a new job. This trend is reflected in …

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Another successful year for Read to Succeed

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I am pleased to announce that Read to Succeed has had another successful year and the campaign is going from strength to strength. Thanks to the kind donations from our community, over 2,500 children received a new book just in time for the school summer holidays, that is 1,000 more books than were donated last …

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