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Bulletin - January 2018 - A Green Future

You may be surprised to learn that 2017 was the cleanest and greenest year ever in the UK for electricity when we saw the first full day without coal power since the Industrial Revolution.  The rise of renewable energy helped to break 13 clean energy records and reflects our commitment to being t

Bedford Hospital Merger

Richard Carr, chief executive of Central Bedfordshire Council and lead for the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, said: “The STP set out plans last year which envisaged all hospitals in the region coming together to design and deliver the best pos

EMT Trains Update

Letter from Transport Secretary

I have received the above letter from the Secretary of State for Transport, setting out why there is a need to withdraw EMT services from Bedford, and what attempt has been made to reduce the consequent effects.

EMT Meeting

MPs met yesterday with representatives of East Midlands trains, Thameslink and the Department of Transport to express their strong concerns about the recent announcement of changes to trains after May 2018 in the region.

Bulletin - December - Teaching Phonics

I’ve always been an avid reader; newspapers, books, football magazines, political journals, almost anything.  Electronic reading has finally reached me – I held out for a while – but I realise particularly with travel it’s a fantastic medium for keeping up with events, and having something to han

Replacement of Childcare Vouchers Scheme

I have been contacted by a number of constituents who are concerned about the replacement of the Childcare Vouchers Scheme with Tax-Free Childcare.  

Burt on the Benches - November 2017 - Parliament & Local

With so many topics being debated in Government and Parliament at the moment, and a huge amount of work going on, it’s not always easy to find a few hundred words to cover it all.  I do hope many of you will follow my website, as my team and I try to add information on very many subjects that are

Bulletin - October - International Citizen Service

Recently I was delighted to meet several constituents who are part of the International Citizen Service - a UK Government programme which brings together young people from the UK to volunteer in partnership with young people from developing countries in some of the poorest communities in Africa,