Local News

Postal Vote Issues in Plymouth - what to do before 8th June

I have been hearing from a number of voters who opted to vote by post and have not yet received their ballot papers. As you may have heard from the local media, it appears that a number of voting packs have gone missing in the post.

Devon MPs urge Prime Minister to ensure fair schools funding

Following the announcement of the General Election on 19th April, I was part of a group of Devon MPs who wrote the attached letter to the Prime Minister urging her to hold fast to the 2015 Conservative Manifesto Pledge to introduce genuinely fair funding for schools.

Brexit Begins

Article 50 has been triggered. The UK has formally issued its intention to leave the European Union. The formal negotiations will now begin in earnest. As I have said all along, on 23rd June 2016, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, and we must act in line with that decision.

MKC Heroes

Last Friday, I had the privilege of taking questions from a group of school children from across Plymouth. A large group of primary and secondary aged children took over Plymouth City Council Chamber for the afternoon.

Tackling road safety on the A38

I am sure I am not the only one to have noticed the increasing prevalence of incidents on the A38 between South Brent and Manadon in Plymouth in recent months.

Promoting GREAT local exports

In recent weeks, the Government has launched GREAT.gov.uk - a new digital service available for businesses that makes it quicker, more cost effective and easier for UK business to export and find investors. 

Holocaust Memorial Day

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day – an internationally recognised day of commemoration. 

It is a solemn occasion, remembering the Nazi Holocaust during the Second World War, and raising awareness of the Holocaust around the World.