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16 APR 2019

NHS Parliamentary Awards - Nominate Today

Our health service would not be the fantastic organisation it is without the staff and volunteers that support it every single day. Last year the NHS Parliamentary Awards were set-up to recognise individuals who go beyond the call of duty to make the NHS a better service, with hard graft, exciting new ideas or simply by putting patients first. It is an opportunity for MPs to nominate those who work in the health service for an award – and this year I'm looking forward to having the chance to nominate some excellent local people and services. If you know of someone that deserves extra recognition then please email me at before the...

11 APR 2019

Therese Welcomes new Online Harms White Paper

Social media is brilliant at connecting people across the world but for too long platforms have not done enough to protect users, especially children, from harmful online content - including violence, encouraging suicide and cyberbullying. Therese said: "That's why I welcome the publication of a new Online Harms White Paper published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Home Office. The new proposals will include an independent regulator to enforce stringent new standards and a mandatory 'duty of care', which will require companies to take reasonable steps to keep their users safe and tackle illegal and harmful...

02 APR 2019

Sizewell C - Therese's Response to the Third Stage of Consultation

EDF's stage 2 consultation for the construction of Sizewell C came to end on the 29th March 2019 and I responded with my views. My full response to the consultation is set out below:

01 APR 2019

Brexit Update - Statement from Therese

Last week, there were a series of votes on alternative ways forward. I decided not to support any of them as I believe the deal already negotiated is the best way forward in delivering the outcome of the referendum and also acknowledges the closeness of that result, while putting the decision on whether to adopt future EU regulation changes in the hands of the UK Parliament (or in some circumstances the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly or Northern Ireland administration), We will be asked again today to vote on some motions, most of which will be the same as last week. The main reason why I decided to vote remain 3 years ago was because...

31 MAR 2019

Therese Presents Point of Light Award on Rubbish Walk

Whilst helping out with a Great British Spring Clean litter pick in Woodbridge recently, Therese was delighted to present Jason Alexander with the Prime Minister's Point of Light award, recognising his amazing 'Rubbish Walks' work. Jason's campaign is very simple, every day he goes for a walk, picks up some litter and disposes of it properly – recycling what he can. Well done to Jason and everyone who joined me on the Great British Spring Clean.

27 MAR 2019

Response to East Anglia One & Two Consultation

Please see below Therese's response to the East Anglia One & Two consultations:

20 MAR 2019

Great News for the Blues

Great news for the Blues! I'm pleased to see that Leiston F.C. has been awarded a £2,790 grant from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund for new tarmac to improve the area in and around Victory Road. Funded by the Premier League, the grant will enable them to reach the desired ground grading criteria.

14 MAR 2019

Brexit votes

UPDATED (below): As I set out in my public meeting last week, events, debates and voting on Motions in Westminster would be very fluid regarding how we would leave the EU. Yesterday, I voted with the intention of keeping all options open to the government to try and secure a deal that would help us leave the EU. The government's motion was never actually voted on, as we voted on amendments first. That included me voting to keep no deal on the table and to keep the so called Malthouse compromise in play as a way to help negotiations. The Commons voted by a majority of just 4 to amend the government's motion so that the UK should only leave...

14 MAR 2019

Therese Welcomes the Chancellor's Spring Statement

Therese has warmly welcomed the Chancellor's Spring Statement. The Chancellor reported on a resilient economy which is creating jobs and delivering the fastest rate of wage growth in over a decade. The deficit this year is £3 billion lower than last forecast and debt is lower in every year – with lower taxes on families and more being invested in our public services. He set out our plan for a bright future for Britain – staying at the cutting edge of clean growth, creating a digital economy people can have confidence in, redoubling our commitment to skills and world-class infrastructure, and tackling the big challenges like knife...

13 MAR 2019

Delay Repay for Greater Anglia Passengers

Good news for Suffolk rail users. Following discussions with the Department for Transport, Greater Anglia have agreed to introduce Delay Repay for delays of 15 minutes or more. The new scheme will come into effect on Monday 1st April 2019. Delay Repay will mean that passengers will be able to claim back 25% of a single fare, irrespective of the cause of the delay between 15 and 29 minutes. Existing compensation arrangements already exist for delays of 30 minutes or over.


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