More support for Wisbech Rail

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More support for the campaign for Wisbech Rail today as Railfuture have issued a detailed paper challenging the high costs for the Wisbech to Cambridge railway scheme, and supporting the concerns I have raised. As they say “we speak to many in the industry and all are puzzled as why a simple project has come …

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Next steps on Wisbech 2020

It is the job of an MP to speak up for the people they represent. When the government allocates money for transport schemes, skills training and job creation, they do so to what is called Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) who prioritise which projects in their area should be awarded this money. For some time I …

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Making the case for improved access to mental health support


I have recently met with Aiden Thomas, Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) to discuss access to children’s mental health provision. Despite government spending record amounts on mental health provision, parents and teachers alike are still informing me that access to children’s mental health service is inadequately serving our constituency. I …

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Maple Grove Community Group Pre-School unveils new extension


Today Wendi Ogle-Welbourn, Director of Children and Young People and Adult Social Services at Cambridgeshire County Council and I visited Maple Grove Community Group Pre-School. Maple Grove have recently benefitted from part of a new £2.38 million investment from Cambridgeshire County Council so that they can expand their Pre-School site and extend their offer of …

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Could you save £220 off your tax bill this year?


Could you save £220 off your tax bill this year? If you are married or in a civil partnership, you could be paying more tax than necessary. The Marriage Allowance allows you to transfer £1,100 of your personal allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner. This could save you as a couple up to …

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Week in Westminster


On Wednesday, I was in the Chamber to listen to the Chancellor deliver his Autumn Statement. I strongly welcome this year’s Statement and think that it will positively impact North East Cambridgeshire families in a number of different ways: – An increase to the National Living Wage worth over £500 a year to a full-time …

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Be heard- CrossCountry rail consultation

Recently I updated constituents on the progress being made on Wisbech Rail. This week, I would like to update constituents in March, Manea and Whittlesey about a CrossCountry rail consultation that will affect the scheduling of trains at your stations for the next 3 years. I will include a link to the consultation below, but …

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