Requesting a National Audit Office investigation into the LEP following new conflict of interests concerns

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I have written in my capacity as the Member of Parliament for North East Cambridgeshire to the Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office, Sir Amyas Morse, asking for an investigation to be launched into the governance of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Cambridge City Deal. I …

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New prize added to Read to Succeed: Signed copy of David Walliams new book

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Inspired by Roald Dahls Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, mixed in amongst all the donated books for Read to Succeed, will be one copy of David Walliams new book, The Worlds Worst Children, signed by the author himself and illustrator Tony Ross. All year 4 children from across the constituency have a chance to win …

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Tesco Wisbech Donate to Read to Succeed

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Another donation to the Read to Succeed campaign, which aims to receive enough donations of news books to give every year 4 child in North East Cambridgeshire a new book in time for the summer holidays. Tesco Wisbech have kindly donated a selection of books which they currently stock and should anyone wish to donate, …

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A golden opportunity for local funding – but will we miss out to the rest of Cambridgeshire for a third time?

A third major funding round has just been announced by the Government for Local Enterprise Partnerships. This means potentially large sums of money for local transport schemes and business expansion. Yet to date most of the money awarded to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership from the previous two rounds of funding has gone …

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Unacceptable hike in Stagecoach fares

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Over the past couple of weeks, Henry Bellingham MP for North West Norfolk and I have both received numerous complaints from constituents about the sudden rise in Stagecoach bus fares. A hike in fares at the end of March has seen weekly bus passes go up in price by nearly 50%, this places an enormous …

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Change the Monday morning bin collection on the A605 to ease Whittlesey congestion

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Residents living along the A605 in Whittlesey currently have their bins collected on a Monday morning at 9am, yet this often causes congestion as commuters have to wait to pass the refuse lorry causing backlogs. Alongside the inconvenience, there is also a safety risk as motorists who get impatient at the delay often attempt to …

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New sports funding delivers 50% increase in tennis membership– but now we need more for the Club to grow further

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A tennis success story is growing in Wisbech, as fantastic work from tennis club members combined with new LTA qualified coaches and first class courts is resulting in a surge in membership amongst all ages. It shows what can be done locally if we match passionate grass roots sports volunteers with state of the art …

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Fairer school funding boost for Cambridgeshire Schools – Have your say!

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The Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan MP has announced historic reforms in Parliament this week that will bring an end to the unfairness in the school funding system which has impacted our local schools in Cambridgeshire in particular. Cambridgeshire MPs have worked together with head teachers, governors and parents to lobby Ministers repeatedly …

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You’ve seen the film, now you can read the book

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Schools Minister, Nick Gibb MP has teamed up with Penguin publishers to offer all schools the chance to purchase 30 copies of each one of their 100 titles in the popular Black Classics collection for £3,000 (£1 per book!). Although aimed towards the younger years in secondary education, all schools and sixth forms can apply, …

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MP backs headteacher over Littleport road safety fears

Cllr Daniel Divine (UKIP), Connie Anker (Steve Barclay office), Lindsay Winters (site manager) and John Cattermole (Head Teacher)

Littleport Community Primary School Head teacher, John Cattermole, has spoken of his fears over children’s safety from hundreds of cars linked to a major new housing scheme, and I support him. The 250 house scheme has a single access road situated directly opposite to the Littleport primary school, funnelling hundreds of cars into an already …

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