Improving transport links for Manea, March and Whittlesey stations

Improving transport links for Manea, March and Whittlesey stations is an area I continue to highlight to both local and national stakeholders. The latest update from Fenland Council on planned improvements to Manea and Whittlesey stations is enclosed. I also think there is scope to do more at March station including the space where the prefab …

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Back British Farming Graphic

Great to see so many colleagues in Parliament last week supporting #BackBritishFarming As we take back control of our laws from the EU under Brexit a key focus locally is on ensuring we support the farming community. This is critical to our local economy in the Fens,  and to delivering improvements to environmental standards. I recently had …

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Fancy appearing at the Albert Hall?


Anglia Water are looking for an up and coming presenter from Wisbech to bring the town’s story to the Royal Albert Hall alongside Sir Lenny Henry in July. If you are an aspiring presenter from Wisbech, I urge you to enter here: 

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Is modern slavery happening here?

There are many forms of Modern Slavery and it is a real presence in our communities as I have highlighted previously.   At a recent Modern Day Slavery Summit, hosted by the Bishop of Ely, it was stated that 80% of us will, possibly unknowingly, have met or come into contact with someone who is …

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4 Ways the Conservatives are Supporting the NHS

We are increasing doctor and nurses training places by a quarter, one of the biggest expansions in NHS history, and we are training 15,000 GPs between 2015 and 2020 Joining up care to make sure people remain healthier for longer. We are linking up care between services to allow people to stay at home rather …

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The Inside Track on Wisbech 2020

Wisbech 2020 was set up to ensure that Wisbech has a long-term strategy across four main areas: Education and skills; Health; Well-being and cohesion, and; Infrastructure, the built environment and local economy. It has already helped to deliver a number of positive schemes and improvements and continues to attract investment for a wide range of …

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Wisbech Goes Underground!

Wisbech Tunnels

Underneath Wisbech are a series of tunnels from the days when the town was a major port. The underground spaces were used to store and move goods leaving and entering the town by boat along the Brink. Having raised the potential for economic growth and increased tourism if the tunnels were to be reopened, I …

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Bereavement Support Payment One Year On

Losing a loved one is devastating and it is right we provide people with easily accessible support to help them through the difficult period following bereavement. That’s why, just over a year ago the Conservatives introduced Bereavement Support Payment (BSP). BSP is provided for 18 months after a loved one dies and consists of an …

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