Government Suspends the use of Vaginal Mesh

Sling the Mesh - Kath Sansom

Following the Government’s announcement this week of a suspension of the use of vaginal mesh, I wish to pass on my thanks to constituent Kath Samson, who has campaigned tirelessly and bravely for this via her Sling the Mesh Group. Whilst it has taken longer than both of us would have liked, and there is …

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No. 46 Bus Service is Saved


Constituents have raised in recent weeks their concerns regarding the future of the 46 bus which runs between Wisbech and March and is used by, amongst others, pupils at Neale-Wade Academy. Having discussed this with key local figures, I am pleased that Mayor James Palmer has confirmed that he has allocated funding until the end …

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Glorious Sunshine for Wisbech’s Rose Fair 2018

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Glorious sunshine for Wisbech’s Rose Fair today and the floats once again looked superb. Congratulations to everyone who took part in the parade, and in particular the winning float Wisbech St Mary, with Lyncroft Highly Commended and Junior winners Katy Lilley’s School of Dance.  

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Littleport Community Primary School at the cutting edge of best practice as one of 23 national research schools


Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi MP visited Littleport today as part of the Government’s commitment to the Education Opportunity Area programme. It was great to show him the fantastic work at Littleport Community Primary School where headteacher Mr John Cattermole and his team are at the cutting edge of best practice as one of …

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Visiting Anglian Water’s new Training and Development Centre at the College of West Anglia’s Wisbech Campus

Anglia Water Isle College Campus

I was delighted to open Anglian Water’s new Training and Development Centre at the College of West Anglia’s Wisbech Campus. Increasing skill provision is critical to delivering the Wisbech 2020 Vision. The new centre is a brilliant example of public and private sector collaboration, and it demonstrates the role responsible business has to play in …

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Kings Dyke Update

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Kings Dyke Bridge now due for completion by spring 2020. Having helped lobby the funding for this 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, including as recently as last week when an …

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Big Dig Uncovers New Treasure

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We know from the Whittlesey Wheel, part of the internationally acclaimed find at Must Farm, that the Fens has a rich history. So it was a great pleasure to see a new generation being introduced to archaeology when I joined local group FenArch for their Big Dig Project in the grounds of Wisbech Museum. People …

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