Philip Dunne, MP for the Ludlow Constituency, is urging local councils across the Marches to work with Marches Local Enterprise Partnership to put forward ambitious plans for a new Enterprise Zone and to seize the economic initiative by identifying businesses on their patch with investment or export potential. This includes building on the commercial and sectoral strengths of rural areas.
Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has welcomed new figures showing since 2010 the number of people in Rugby claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit while not in employment fell by 970 - a 52 per cent drop.
Robin Walker, MP for Worcester, has welcomed the recent announcement from the Treasury ahead of tomorrow’s Budget, that children in local authority care who are waiting to find new parents are to be helped with a £30m package of support.
Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has called on the people of Rugby to take part in The Great British High Street Awards 2015. In its second year, the Great British High Street Awards promotes excellence in town centres up and down the country and highlights the work done by local bodies to support local retailers.
Mark Garnier MP met with Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for the Digital Economy, to highlight several rural areas around Wyre Forest which currently receiving superfast broadband. Ed promised to work with Mark to raise this issue with BT and force a positive outcome for those residents locally who deserve better.
Mark Garnier MP pleased that Wyre Forest is still benefitting from the Conservatives' long-term plan as figures released today by the Office for National Statistics show that the number of Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants in Wyre Forest in February was 851, which represents a rate of 1.8% of the economically active population. This is the lowest level in Wyre Forest since records began in 1971 and beats the constituency record set last month.
Lucy Allan, Telford’s Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, opened a new, cutting-edge doctor’s surgery in Malinslee, Telford. Lucy was shown around the £3.5million Malinslee Medical and Dental Practice by the owner, local GP Dr Shailendra Allen.