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...

Update on Melton bypass

I agree that we have waited long enough and I share the frustrations of those suffering from the endless congestion and delays. The Government has given £2.8 million to draw up the plans for the bypass, which means there can be detailed evidence g...

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Alan criticises decision to reduce local bus service

Alan has criticised Centrebus’ decision to withdraw part of the Service 19 which runs between Nottingham and Peterborough via Oakham in a cost-cutting exercise.  Centrebus intend to remove the early and late journeys and all Saturday services f...

Alan delighted to be re-elected MP for Rutland and Melton

May I thank all those who supported me in the General Election and indeed even those who did not, for voting last week. I was very pleased to receive the support of 63% of those who voted and a majority of over 23,000. I am grateful to all the o...

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Proposed closure of St Mary's Birth Centre

I have recently been made aware of the proposals to close St Mary’s Birth Centre. We all want St Mary’s Hospital to flourish and none of us want to see midwives moved or made redundant. The NHS Trust is duty bound to get value for money and I am t...

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...