Foreign Office
We need to pull together to deliver Brexit

Local election results are never a clear guide to the result of any future general election but they are a serious opinion poll. Last week’s local elections in parts of the UK had mostly a ‘steady as she goes’ outcome. It was bad news for UKIP who...

Focus group meetings
St George's – engagement and consultation

I have received some concerns from constituents about their perceived lack of engagement from the Council regarding the plans for the redevelopment of the St George’s site. I believe a good relationship and understanding between the Council and th...

What can an MP do?

Members of Parliament are elected to the House of Commons to represent the interests and concerns of all the people who live in their constituency, whether they voted for them at the General Election or not. They are only able to deal with issues ...

At the opening of the The Friendly Bench in Granby Drive, Bottesford.
Friendly Bench

On Sunday 25th March I was delighted to officially open the The Friendly Bench in Granby Drive, Bottesford – a mini kerbside community garden that is designed to connect people to each other, to places and with nature. This community project was f...

Meeting with Parish Councils about St George's Project
Meeting with Parish Councils about St George's Project

On Friday 23rd March I met with Edith Weston and North Luffenham Parish Councils – a very useful meeting which gave me a good insight into the views of the surrounding areas. We discussed a wide range of issues, including the importance of sustain...

Alan Duncan MP
Proposed closure of Ketton Branch Surgery

I have recently spoken to some constituents who are concerned about the proposed closure of Ketton Branch Surgery, particularly from those who are elderly or particularly vulnerable and would struggle to travel to an alternative site. Uppingham...

The Great British Spring Clean

Many of you will have heard about ‘The Great British Spring Clean’ – a great initiative created by the group Keep Britain Tidy which works with organisations such as local councils and businesses up and down the country to bring people together to...

Oakham Town Centre
Alan welcomes halt to Oakham town centre project

I am very pleased that Rutland County Council has listened to the strength of local feeling expressed by a large number of people and that they will now spend 2018 looking again carefully at all options for improvements to Oakham Town Centre. It i...

Alan tackles increase in crime in Melton

Last Friday I spent time in Melton speaking to local residents and discussing the issues that are of concern to them. Understandably, tacking the recent spate of crime was high on many people’s agenda, and it was good to meet with Inspector Gavin ...

Crime in Melton

Over the past few months we have a seen a spate of crime across Melton, a worrying trend which I understand is of concern to local residents. It is something a good number of constituents have written to me about. Some have themselves been the vic...