Harold Wilson famously said “a week is a long time in politics”. What I have learned, is that a year is a very short time in the busy life of a backbench Member of Parliament. Next week marks a year since my election and with twelve months already passed, I look towards the events that will follow this year, which could alter our politics for generations to come.
Jo Churchill MP has welcomed new announcement of dedicated funding to fill nearly one million potholes across the UK, including £1,384,000 to fill an estimated 26,113 potholes locally and across Suffolk.
Jo Churchill MP has welcomed the Government’s commitment to creating apprenticeships at the launch of National Apprenticeship Week 2016, as growing numbers of people in the Bury St Edmunds constituency have started an apprenticeship.
On the 23rd June 2016 we will have one choice to make, to stay in or to leave the European Union. My vote will be to stay. My reason for doing so is not a blind love of the EU, but a pragmatism over the areas I believe are important in our world; namely trade and security, which for me add up to our collective ability to influence decision making on the world stage.
On Thursday 11th February, Shailesh Vara MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice announced Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court will be closed, only “once suitable alternative local provisions had been established.”