Alan criticises Ryanair nine month delay

Alan Duncan, MP for Rutland and Melton, and Roger Helmer, MEP for the East Midlands, have criticised Ryanair for ignoring a constituent’s claims for compensation following the volcanic ash cloud disruption in spring 2010. Mr Paul Harrington, of O...

Alan celebrates Melton's fair trade status

Alan Duncan has congratulated the Fairtrade Steering Group for Melton’s successful renewal of fair-trade town status, announced on January 28th 2011. He visited the Fairtrading Post on Friday 4th March 2011. Alan said, ‘I am delighted that Melton...

Alan Opens Creative Workshop

Alan opened the Creative Workshop in Melton on Friday 4th March. The company launched a community-based scheme in September 2010 which provides activities, such as art, music and drama, for people with special needs. People can pay for whichever c...

Alan offers tips to shadow ministers

In a short guide recorded for the BBC Daily Politics show on Wednesday 3rd November Alan offered his best bits of advice to new shadow ministers. The tips, ranging from sorting out the diary and accepting a lack of resources to avoiding becoming ...

Alan supports Charity Sale

Alan showed his support on Friday 25th February for the Rutland Macmillan Clothing Sale. The charity sale has been running more than 40 years and last year succeeded in raising £40,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, something they are hoping to bu...

Alan Discusses Future of Rutland

Local MP Alan Duncan met the Leader of Rutland Council, Roger Begy, and the Chief Executive, Helen Briggs on Friday 28th January. The closure of HMP Ashwell and RAF Cottesmore were high on the agenda, along with the options under consideration fo...

Alan Meets Sale School Children

Alan made local news on 27th January... in Sale. Bumping into a group of Sale school children as he emerged from a Downing Street meeting, Alan chatted and signed autographs for the pupils, who were on a trip to London to learn how the Houses of P...

Pork Pies get Royal Seal of Approval

On Tuesday 25th January 2011, Melton Mowbray welcomed TRHs Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. As local MP, Alan was presented to the Prince and Duchess and accompanied their visit to Dickinson & Morris, where they were taught the art...

Sporty Students write to Prime Minister

Alan visited Redmile Primary School on Friday 14th January to discuss the funding of sport in school. He was met by Head teacher Julie Hopkins as well as Belvoir High School students and sports ambassadors Jasmin Southam and Claire Hopkins. The s...

Alan praises Citizens Advice Bureau staff

On Friday 14th January Alan visited the Melton Mowbray offices of the Citizens Advice Bureau. He met Manager Jonathan Berry and his staff to discuss the work of the Bureau in providing support to local people. Alan said: ‘I have been extremely im...