Clinical Waste

If a hospital cannot store and dispose of its clinical waste then operations will be cancelled impacting patients. In recent weeks I have been working behind the scenes with teams across government and with NHS leaders, as Minister for Health, to ensure we maintained this key service. This follows problems with a firm who provided …

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Baby Loss Awareness Week

Where parents suffer the devastating heartbreak of baby loss it is important to ensure that they receive care and support during this most difficult time. As part of baby loss awareness week we debated in parliament the work of the all-party parliamentary group which brings MPs from all parties together to work collaboratively to make …

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Current Timeline for the King’s Dyke Project Completion

Having helped lobby for the funding for the King’s Dyke scheme – which Martin Curtis did a great job in securing when Leader of the County Council – I have shared the local frustration as technical issues have slowed progress. I continue to chase up key stakeholders and to emphasise how important this is to …

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£325,000 Award to Help Fenland Families Get Active

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Walking football, no strings badminton, table tennis, swim fit and village archery have been some of the fun activities put on in recent years by Active Fenland, after I lobbied the Chief Executive of Sport England in 2015 to help secure a £250,000 grant. This scheme has been such a success, that it is now …

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Reading DOES Succeed in Whittlesey

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There are two key parts to our summer Read to Succeed literacy campaign. Firstly it is to give all the local children at year 4, the age many start to read independently, a book of their own to keep and treasure to help foster the fun of reading. The second is for the token we …

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My Inaugural Parish and Town Council round-table

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I recently welcomed Parish and Town Councillors from across North East Cambridgeshire for my first Parish and Town Council Round Table. The event was a good opportunity for Parish and Town Councillors from across the constituency to meet and discuss the key issues which affect them and their parishioners with myself, Mayor James Palmer, Leader of …

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Pint and Politics

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On Friday I launched the first of my ‘pint and politics’ evenings, which is the chance to discuss politics informally over a pint. It seemed appropriate to start it at our very own Elgood’s brewery, enjoying their award-winning ‘Cambridge Bitter’. And contrary to what is sometimes said about MP’s, it shows I can organise a …

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