15 JAN 2019
The third stage of public consultation on Sizewell C is now open. There have been quite a few changes since the last round of consultation so I would encourage you to read and reply to the consultation document which closes on the 29th March.
EDF is also holding a series of public exhibitions across eastern Suffolk throughout January. Details of which can be found here.
I attended their public exhibition in Saxmundham last weekend and I'm currently formulating my early thoughts, which I will share shortly with residents before I reply formally to the...
08 JAN 2019
Yesterday the Prime Minister and NHS England Chief Executive, Simon Stevens launched a long-term plan for the NHS, which includes the biggest cash boost to the health service in its history.
Therese said: "I particularly welcome the focus on supporting our ageing population and increasing independence, which is something Suffolk GPs and health professionals have raised with me in the past. Importantly, mental health provision will also be boosted by an additional £2.3bn a year."
"This additional money has given the health service the certainty it needs to deliver its 10-year long-term plan meaning they can get on and recruit more...
18 DEC 2018
As part of the Government's #25YearEnvironmentPlan, Therese's department has today launched a new Resources & Waste Strategy which will ensure businesses & manufacturers pay the full cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste – up from just 10% now. For more information see here.
29 NOV 2018
I was disappointed to see the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announcing that the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, our local mental health trust, has been rated inadequate having failed to make significant improvements since their last inspection.
I have asked the CQC and NHS Improvement to brief the local MPs on the detail of the report, so we can scrutinise the Trust and Department of Health on how they are going to sort this out - https://www.cqc.org.uk/provider/RMY
27 NOV 2018
I have received a reply below from the Prisons Minister, following a meeting we had with him earlier this month where we raised the concerns of the local community about the proposals for Hollesley Bay Prison. Later this week I am meeting residents to discuss this issue. The meeting is this Friday 30th November, 5.30pm at the Suffolk Punch Trust, Sink Farm, St Davids Lane, Hollesley IP12 3JR.
26 NOV 2018
UPDATED: THE UK IS LEAVING THE EU ON 29TH MARCH 2019…NO IFS NO BUTS…AND WE HAVE STILL TO AGREE OUR FUTURE TRADE DEAL
I have received a large amount of correspondence regarding Brexit in the last week, offering a variety of opinions on what we should do next as a country and how I should vote in Parliament. I have already voted for Article 50 so that the UK will be leaving the EU on 29th March 2019.
There will not be a second referendum. The 2016 referendum vote was close but decisive, with over 72% of the population expressing a view. That is the highest turnout of voters in nearly 25 years.
I think there has been a HUGE...
23 NOV 2018
This week in Parliament MPs debated the second reading of The Fisheries Bill, which sets out our plans to leave the Common Fisheries Policy and take back control of our waters.
The new legislation will enable the UK Government to set annual total allowable catches for UK waters as well as have the flexibility to negotiate with other countries to ensure stocks are fished sustainably.
Therese said: "As a coastal MP and Environment Minister, I was really pleased to support this new legislation which is great news for our fishing communities along the Suffolk Coast. This Government has always supported the interests of British fishermen,...
22 NOV 2018
Thank you for contacting me regarding leaving the European Union and the suggestion for a further referendum.
I understand your strength of feeling on this matter but there has already been a referendum, the UK is leaving the EU next year and there will not be another referendum. When a decision of constitutional significance is made, it is important that democratic processes are followed. That is why Parliament gave the British people the final say on the UK's membership of the EU and why the result must be respected, even if you disagree with it.
The ballot paper presented voters with an unambiguous choice to remain in the EU or to leave....
21 NOV 2018
THE UK IS LEAVING THE EU ON 29TH MARCH 2019...NO IFS NO BUTS...WE HAVE STILL TO AGREE OUR FUTURE TRADE DEAL
I have received a large amount of correspondence regarding Brexit in the last week, offering a variety of opinions on what we should do next as a country and how I should vote in Parliament.
I have already voted so that the UK will be leaving the EU on 29th March 2019. There will not be a second referendum. The 2016 referendum vote was close but decisive, with over 72% of the population expressing a view. That is the highest turnout of voters in nearly 25 years.
I think there has been a HUGE misunderstanding about the withdrawal...
20 NOV 2018
Many residents are understandably concerned about the proposal from Scottish Power Renewables for a substation on or near to the Suffolk coast, to connect power generated from the East Anglia One offshore array. Please see my response to their consultation below: