ARCHIVED NEWS: OCT-NOV 2020
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NEXT GENERATION BROADBAND
The Somerset Guardian, 25th November 2020
Recently, the Head of External Affairs for Devon County Council, Peter Doyle, who is overseeing Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS), wrote to me with an update and highlights from the local broadband programme. Connecting Devon and...
FUNDING FOR CHARITIES
The Somerset Guardian, 18th November 2020
This week, the Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, wrote to me outlining the Government’s Covid-19 funding for charities, including several in North East Somerset. The multi-million-pound package adds on £150 million that has been released...
The Somerset Guardian, 11th November 2020
Last week, a Labour M.P. raised with me at Business Questions the needs of pensioners who are not in receipt of benefits to which they are entitled. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) recently released figures, which fits in with this, on how...
BE PROUD OF OUR HISTORY
The Somerset Guardian, 4th November 2020
Last week, Jeremy Corbyn, was suspended from the Labour Party following his critical response to the Equality and Human Rights Commission's report on anti-Semitism. Alas for Sir Keir Starmer, even if he were able to expunge his party's longstanding...
MPS MUST DO THEIR DUTY
The Farrington Gurney Parish Journal, Nov/Dec 2020
As you will be aware, Parliament continues to sit, but the number of Members in the Chamber at any one time is much reduced. A number of MPs have, however, suggested that this should not occur owing to current social distancing measures and...
THE PRIME MINISTER STANDS FIRM
The Somerset Guardian, 21st October 2020
On 31st January 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) finally left the European Union (EU) following the referendum vote in 2016. Further to the formalities of our departure being ironed out, the Prime Minister has made great effort to strike a trade...
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
The Somerset Guardian, 14th October 2020
Recently, I received an e-mail from Elly De Decker, England Director for the National Lottery Community Fund, as regards World Mental Health Day, which took place on Saturday 10th October. In her message, Ms De Decker outlined the...
NEW DOMESTIC ABUSE FUND
The Somerset Guardian, 7th October 2020
Recently, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Kelly Tolhurst, announced that the Government is giving a £6 million Domestic Abuse Capacity Building Fund to local authorities to help tackle domestic abuse...