02 OCT 2015
Therese has welcomed new figures showing 100 people in Suffolk Coastal have been helped off benefits and supported to start their own business thanks to the Government's New Enterprise Allowance scheme.
The allowance helps people who are out of work and claiming benefits to start up their own business, and has helped 73,000 people nationwide since 2011.
Therese said: "I want to congratulate all those people who have realised their dream of starting their own business and being their own boss. Small businesses are a hugely important part of our community and are vital for local jobs.
"Each new job these businesses create in Suffolk Coastal represents another family with...
24 SEP 2015
Therese has welcomed new figures which show unemployment in Suffolk Coastal has reached a record low. 353 people are currently claiming Job Seekers Allowance which constitutes a drop of more than 69% since 2010.
Therese said: "I would like to congratulate those now getting a regular pay packet again. Since we came to office in 2010, more than 2 million people have found work which demonstrates that our economic plan is working.
"Getting more good jobs across the UK means we can renew our country as a place where people who work hard and do the right thing are able to get on. The Government is committed to achieving full employment so that...
22 SEP 2015
Therese was pleased to support the Breast Cancer Care roadshow sponsored by the FA in Parliament recently.
The roadshow will tour 38 locations in England to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.
Anyone can be at risk of breast cancer, no matter what their age, gender or ethnicity. So it's really important that people are aware of any unusual changes in their breasts, and act quickly if they are worried about anything.
Davinia Green, Head of Breast Awareness and Early Detection at Breast Cancer Care, said:
"We want to say a huge thank you to Therese for coming along to our event and showing her support. It's so...
21 SEP 2015
Therese has welcomed the criteria set out by the Government to provide East Anglia with a new rail franchise.
A once-a-day 60 minute service in each direction between Ipswich and London is part of new plans to improve rail services in the region, announced by the Department for Transport. Three companies; First Group, National Express and a joint venture between Abellio and Stagecoach will be bidding for the franchise, due to start from October 2016.
Therese said: "The criteria laid out by the Government will make sure that East Anglia has a rail company that is committed to investing in the region and providing the Ipswich in 60 pledge...
16 SEP 2015
A letter from Therese outlining why she voted against the Assisted Dying Bill.
"I, with 329 other MPs, voted against the Assisted Dying Bill, which I believe would be more accurately titled Doctor - Assisted Suicide Bill. That is more than half of all MPs who voted to stop this Bill. This issue had been previously debated in Parliament in 2012 in a backbench debate, when Parliament then also voted not to change the law, though that was not debating a specific Bill.
There are many reasons why I voted against this Bill. They include the fact that the current law works. There are very few cases happening. I want to protect the vulnerable, not...
14 SEP 2015
Therese has welcomed new figures showing that Help to Buy has helped 126 families to buy their own home in Suffolk Coastal.
Help to Buy was introduced by the Conservatives to help working people achieve their aspiration of buying their own home. Across the country, Help to Buy has now enabled nearly 120,000 families to buy a new home, less than three years since it was launched.
Therese said: " The Government is committed to helping working people achieve their aspiration of buying their own home and our Help to Buy scheme has now helped 126 families to buy their own home in Suffolk Coastal. Our new Help to Buy ISA we're launching in...
09 SEP 2015
Last week Therese conducted her annual Constituency Tour criss crossing the 302 square miles of the Suffolk Coastal constituency speaking to residents in village halls, shops and pubs.
Therese said: "Thank you to the 214 people who came to see me on my Constituency Tour last week, stopping at 90 different places across Suffolk Coastal. The top three issues were mobile phone signal, broadband and speeding. Buses and Sizewell C came up in a few places too. Some of the individual issues fall within the remit of our local Councils and I will be liaising with Councillors to try and solve them. Thanks also to all the venues that hosted the...
07 SEP 2015
The Environment Agency will begin work today on essential flood defences in Woodbridge. The work will take place on the floodwall along the Woodbridge waterfront, from Tide Mill Way to Deben Rowing Club.
Temporary footpath diversions will begin from Monday 14 September to ensure public safety and importantly all businesses, properties and houseboats will be accessible during the closures.
By undertaking this work, the Environment Agency can assure the structural integrity of the defences and therefore protection from flooding for years to come.
27 AUG 2015
Therese has today welcomed the launch of the new Victims' Information Service that gives victims of crime a quick and easy way to access support. The service will mean, that for the first time, all victims of crime can go to one place for advice on what support is available to them and how to access it.
Therese said: "Being a victim of crime can be a horrific experience and the Government puts the highest emphasis on the needs of victims. It is essential that when you experience a crime that you have quick and easy access to support. I'm delighted the new Victims' Information Service will provide that."
The service includes free...
24 AUG 2015
A reminder about Therese's Constituency Tour. From Tuesday 1st September, Therese is once again conducting her tour. Shewill criss-cross the 302 square milesof the Suffolk Coastal constituency over 3 days, stopping off in towns and villages to talk with residents in community halls, pubs and shops. Her full tour schedule is published below. Please come along to speak to Therese.
Constituency Tour Schedule
Tuesday 1st September 2015
10.00 – 10.20 - Warren Heath – Outside Sainsbury's10.30 – 10.40 - Foxhall – Outside the Shepherd & Dog10.50 – 11.00 - Nacton – Orwell Stores11.05 – 11.15 - Levington – Outside the Village...