Alan meets local Youth Parliament Member

On Friday 22nd January Alan met his Youth Parliament counterpart Abi Lovering in Uppingham. Abi and Alan discussed the campaigns that are being run by the Youth Parliament. Nationally, the Youth Parliament is campaigning against racism and religi...

Local MPs raise Council Funding with Minsiter

On Wednesday 13th January Alan joined fellow Leicestershire MPs and County Council’s Leader Nick Rushton to brief Local Government Minister, Marcus Jones MP, on the Council's tough budget situation. Sir said: ‘The historic underfunding of Leicest...

Alan asks PMQ on global oil prices

On Wednesday 13th January Alan used PMQs to ask the Prime Minister to consider establishing a cross-Whitehall review of the impacts - both positive and negative - of falling global oil prices. Alan's question can be watched below:   Sir Alan ...

Alan attends rural funding debate

On 11th January 2016, Alan attended a debate in Parliament on the issue of local government funding for rural areas. Alan said: “Areas like Rutland & Leicestershire have been underfunded for years. Our budgets should match the needs and reali...

Alan welcomes Woolfox Wind Farm rejection

Alan has welcomed the news that a large-scale wind farm in Rutland has been rejected. An application to erect nine turbines at the Woolfox site near Clipsham and Stretton in Rutland was rejected by councillors at a special meeting in Oakham on Th...

Alan speaks in ISIS air strikes debate

Alan has spoken in the House of Commons in favour of the proposed air strikes against ISIS targets in Syria. His speech is below:     Sir Alan Duncan (Rutland and Melton) (Con): As all of us are trying to show responsibility and duty, I do no...

Alan speaks to A Level Politics Conference

On Monday 30th November Alan addressed the national A Level Politics conference in Westminster. Alan took questions from students from across the country on a wide variety of topics including nuclear weapons, Syria, the UK’s international develop...

Alan welcomes fair school funding breakthrough

Alan has welcomed the Chancellor’s commitment to introduce fair school funding as part of last week’s Comprehensive Spending Review. A new funding formula will set a national rate that every school will receive for each pupil, with additional fun...

Alan welcomes Thorpe Satchville turbine rejection

Alan has today welcomed the news that the Secretary of State has upheld the decision to reject permission for two wind turbines at Thorpe Satchville, and dismissed the applicants' appeals. In a letter to Alan from the Minister of State, James Wha...

Alan meets local Fire Chiefs

On Wednesday 4th November Rutland & Melton MP Alan met the heads of the Leicestershire and Rutland Fire Service ahead of a meeting in Parliament to discuss proposed changes. The Fire Service is currently consulting on plans to re-organise its...