Shining a light: rural sparsity in plain sight

Whilst providing accessible and good quality services to rural communities is more of a challenge than for metropolitan areas; you may look around our market towns and scenic villages and wonder why I should mention rural sparsity.

Jo Churchill MP statement on public sector pay

"Since the election and the subsequent Queen’s Speech debate last week, the current freeze on public sector pay has now come to the fore. The cap, which has been in place since 2010, was introduced to help ensure as a country, we lived within our means to reduce the nation’s overall deficit.

“Too much politics” can only be a good thing

It has been about a year since we voted on our future with the European Union. Now, with local elections next week and just forty days before the general election, it can certainly feel like we’ve spent more time discussing politics, than getting on with the job of it.