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...

Alan to lead road signs taskforce

Alan is to lead a taskforce on how to tackle the overuse of pointless road signs, the Department for Transport has today announced.  Alan has campaigned against useless road signs for over twenty years, writing a pamphlet called 'Poles Apart' in ...

Alan encourages students to enter video competition on designing a democratic system

Sir Alan Duncan MP is encouraging all local A-level students in Rutland & Melton to take part in the Political Studies Association’s Student Short Video Competition. The Political Studies Association (PSA) exists to develop and promote the st...

Alan opens Melton crèche

On Friday 3rd July Alan officially opened Melton Crèche Services’s new premises in North Street, Melton (behind the Premier Inn hotel). The crèche’s original mission was to provide childcare for the children of young mothers working in the care s...

Alan presents pupils with prize-winning flag

On Friday 3rd July Alan visited Brooke Hill Academy in Oakham to present pupils with their self-designed flag, which had been flying in Parliament Square as part of the 2015 Flag Project. The 2015 Flag Project saw schools from across the country ...

Alan calls for Woolfox Wind Farm rejection

Alan has today called on Rutland County Council to seize on wind farm planning changes to reject the Woolfox Wind Farm application, and welcomed the news that the subsidy regime for turbines is to be withdrawn a year earlier than planned. In a wr...