New Year, New You with Active Fenland

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Self-improvement is a big focus this time of year with ‘doing more exercise’ and ‘losing weight’ being amongst the top New Year’s resolutions for 2018. I highlighted the historic underfunding for sports facilities in rural areas back in 2014, and have since fought for our fair share of funding in Westminster. After holding a series …

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Emergency Contacts during Christmas Break

My constituency office will be closed from 5pm on 22nd December until 9.30am on 2nd January. If constituents require immediate assistance during the Christmas break, please refer to the emergency contact list below. Otherwise I will respond to messages as soon as possible upon my return.

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Wisbech Vehicle Exchange

Wisbech Vehicle Exchange

Following my correspondence with the Crown Estate and Fenland District Council in connection with the condition of the old Vehicle Exchange in Wisbech, I can confirm that the Council have taken the decision to put up a security fence to reduce the risk of injury from unauthorised access to the site. In the longer term …

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Brexit and Beijing

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The Chancellor and I recently travelled to Beijing to meet Senior Business Leaders and further develop economic ties. In 2016, China surpassed the Eurozone as the world’s largest banking system by assets and Britain will attach great importance to its links with China after Brexit.

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Proposed New Thresholds for Free School Meal Eligibility and Early Years Entitlements

The Government are proposing thresholds that would result in more children becoming eligible for free school meals and early years entitlements. Currently free school meals are “passported” by entitlement to other benefits that will disappear with the introduction of Universal Credit. We therefore need to introduce earnings thresholds which will enable us to offer support towards …

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Strengthening Animal Welfare in Domestic UK Law

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The Environment Secretary will today set out plans to strengthen animal welfare laws and enshrine animal sentience in domestic UK law. Our new draft Bill will mean: – Recognising and enshrining animal sentience in domestic UK law; – Increasing the maximum prison sentence for animal cruelty tenfold, from six months to five years; – Courts …

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WASPI pension bill consultation

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on State Pension Inequality for Women wants to identify a solution that will address the ongoing concerns raised by groups representing 1950s-born women affected by state pension changes. To do this, we are inviting representatives of any group that campaigns for those women, to take part in a brief consultation. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/APPGSPIW …

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