Alan appointed Foreign Office Minister

Alan has been appointed as Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Prime Minister Theresa May’s new Government. Alan will serve under Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and takes on responsibility for Britain’s relationship with...

Alan welcomes dementia care victory

Alan has welcomed the news that a dementia care centre at Gloucester House in Melton Mowbray has been saved from the threat of closure. Following the news last month that the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) intended to end funding for the cent...

Alan secures playground guarantee

Alan has secured confirmation that a play area in Belvoir Close, Stamford must remain as a public space even if it is sold at auction this week. Residents contacted Alan upon learning that the space has been put up for auction. Shortly after cont...

Alan hits out at dementia care decision

Alan has strongly criticised plans to cease funding for a dementia care centre in Melton Mowbray. Gloucester House, which is run by by Age UK and provides care to almost fifty people, is under threat following the decision by the East Leicestersh...

Alan sets out EU Referendum position

Alan has set out his position on the upcoming referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, confirming that he will be voting to remain in the EU. In an article for the Daily Telegraph, Alan outlined his long-standing scepticism of th...

Alan opens school car park

On Friday 18th March Alan officially opened Brooke Hill Academy's new car park in Oakham. The car park is a joint project between the school, Rutland County Council and the Woodland trust and will provide a better and safer drop off location for ...

Alan welcomes Houghton on the Hill planning decision

Alan has welcomed the news that the Planning Inspectorate has rejected an appeal from the Co-Operative Group to construct up to 32 dwellings on the edge of Houghton on the Hill. In a letter to Alan, the Inspector outlined her decision, citing the...

Alan praises Brentingby Dam

Alan has praised the effectiveness of the Brentingby Dam in preventing flooding in Melton Mowbray last week. Last week Alan was contacted by the Environment Agency to confirm that flood warnings for the area had been removed and in doing so highl...

Alan welcomes Catmose College students to Parliament

On Wednesday 3rd February Alan welcomed students from Catmose College to Parliament.   The students took a tour of the Houses of Parliament and the opportunity to enjoy Parliament’s state of the art education centre. Alan said: “I was delighted ...

Alan sends condolences for Rutland Council Leader's death

Alan has expressed his condolences for the death of Rutand County Council Leader Roger Begy this morning, after a short illness. Roger had served as Leader of the Council since 2003 and he and Alan worked closely together over that time. Alan sa...