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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...

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...