NHS Winter Pressures

I fully understand the concerns that have been raised with me about the number of challenges facing the health service this winter.  Winter is always a difficult time of year for health services across the world, and I know that this year is no exception.


North East Bedfordshire MP Alistair Burt was pleased to meet recently with representatives from the Bedfordshire Rail Access Network campaign group, to discuss the long-standing campaign to improve access at Biggleswade Station.

Comet - Tackling Loneliness

In the first few weeks of a new year the issue of loneliness can often be at the forefront of our thoughts – whether it relates to our own situation or to someone close to us.

BedsLife - January 2018 - Blue Belt Progress

I am sure that many of you, like me, have enjoyed cold winter Sunday evenings watching the amazing ‘Blue Planet’ on the BBC with the national treasure, David Attenborough.

Burt on the Benches - January 2018 - A New Year

2018 will be a pivotal year for the UK. Like it or loathe it, Brexit will dominate not just the news agenda, but many aspects of life as the country makes the adjustments required by such a momentous decision by the British people.

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.