Video: Cambs MPs’ Campaign for Better School Funding achieves country’s biggest increase

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Video: Click here to see Steve’s reaction to the announcement ) The Government has announced that per pupil funding in Cambridgeshire will increase by 7%, marking the biggest increase for any county after intense lobbying from Cambridgeshire MPs, schools, and parents. There is no issue on which I have lobbied more strongly over the last …

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Problem Fen Road is finally fixed between Manea and Chatteris

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Cambridgeshire County Council have confirmed that essential resurfacing work on Byall Fen Drove, connecting Manea village to Chatteris, has now been completed. This follows my letter to them on 6th January raising concerns on behalf of residents at the terrible state of the road. Residents contacted me to request urgent action over the potential hazards …

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Flooding summit to review water management in the Fens

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Following the devastating scenes of flooded homes in the Somerset Levels and elsewhere, I have invited organisations including the Environment Agency, the Middle Level Commission and the NFU to attend a Flooding Summit to review water management in the Fens. The meeting will bring together representatives from these key agencies with the local district authority …

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Launching Petition in support of Mepal residents

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Scroll down to sign the petition Following representations from residents in Mepal, supported by Cllr Anna Bailey and Mepal Parish Council, I am launching a petition against two planning applications which would have a hugely damaging impact on the local community – Planning Application F/02006/13/CM to defer restoration of part of the land at Block …

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Calling for a new wave of Police raids to crack down on immigration abuse following meeting with Home Secretary

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We took a major step forward last month in cracking down on immigration abuse with 300 uniformed officers mounting a series of dawn raids in Wisbech, March and King’s Lynn. This was part of a multi-agency operation involving Cambridgeshire Police, the National Crime Agency and the Gang Masters Licensing Authority code named ‘Operation Endeavour’. Ten …

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