Funding for new social workers

The Education Secretary has announced plans to train 900 new children's social workers to support some of the most vulnerable children and families in our communities.

Conservatives vote for tax cuts for 32 million people

Today I voted for the Chancellor of the Exchequer's budget package that will see tax cuts for 32 million people across our country. It will also remove more people from the tax system altogether so that those on lower incomes will not pay any tax on their wages.

Council proposes changes to Fullers Hill junction

Norfolk County Council has contacted me with details about proposed changes to the Fullers Hill-Northgate Street junction in the town centre. They aim to improve this junction for both cyclists and pedestrians making it easier and safer to cross.

A 10-year plan to improve our NHS

In the last Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer confirmed that the NHS is the Government’s number one spending priority. In doing so, he committed to providing an additional £20 billion investment every year in our health services.

January 2019 - Mercury Column

Firstly, may I wish all readers of the Great Yarmouth Mercury a very happy New Year. With Brexit Day drawing ever closer it’s an important year for our country with many exciting opportunities for our nation as we leave the European Union.

A47 snail delay is unacceptable

This week’s news report that Highways England was preparing to delay much-needed work on the A47 to undertake a five-year habitat study has caused consternation amongst local businesses and residents.

Ambitious plans to tackle waste timebomb

Throughout this year we’ve seen the media spotlight on the environmental damage we are causing to the world, particularly with an over-reliance on single-use plastics.

Norfolk Police set for cash boost

The Conservative Government has announced that funding for the police system will increase by up to £970 million next year, the biggest increase since 2010. Police funding in Norfolk could increase by up to £11.2 million in 2019-20 as a result of these changes.