Local News

Allocate Fairer Funding for Local Schools

Campaign group, f40, is calling on the Government to provide fairer funding for all children in state-funded schools in England. The f40 group represents 42 English local authorities, including Central Bedfordshire Council, with historically low funding for education.

Govia Disruption - June 2019

I was very disturbed by the number of reports coming in over the past couple of weeks from constituents struggling with rail disruptions.

A1 Speed Cameras

I was very disappointed to receive news from Highways England regarding the proposed cameras we have been waiting for along the Bigglewade North - Sandy roundabout section of the A1. I have written to the Secretary of State for Transport to press our case yet again.

WORST AFFECTED STATIONS TO BE COMPENSATED BY GOVIA

Govia Thameslink have announced that Arlesey, Sandy, Biggleswade and Bedford Station were among the worst affected by the May 2018 timetable change and will be allocated £80,000 each to provide tangible benefits for passengers.

General Licences for Bird Control

North East Bedfordshire MP Alistair Burt has offered his support to farmers who are calling on Natural England to overturn their decision to revoke general licence. These licences allow farmers and growers to control certain wild birds to protect livestock and crops.

Govia Thameslink Railway's Passenger Benefit Fund

Govia Thameslink Rail (GTR) have today launched a £15m benefit fund with the aim of providing tangible improvements for passengers on the GTR network; following the disruption caused by the May 2018 timetable disruptions.  

Press Statement - 26.03.19

With great sadness I resigned from the Government last night.

Having accepted the result of the Referendum, I have worked and voted consistently for the best outcome for the country and constituency, which is to leave the EU with a good arrangement for the future.