Archives for May 2015

My Westminster week

This has been my first full week back at Westminster since the General election - and already a  busy one. With a Conservative Government and an array of new ministers I see it as an important part of my job to put the case for local issues quickly with the top people. So I have been trying to …
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Bogus callers

If your phone rings and the caller claims to be from the local council (or the county council or the NHS) you have every right to be a cautious. Politely ask for their name and telephone number. Unfortunately not everyone is honest. Sedgemoor District council has been getting reports of calls made …
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Help to make a Splash

Watchet is a wonderful place, though in need of regular TLC. Thankfully Watchet has more than its fair share of forward thinking citizens with imaginative ideas. When glitzy plans for an "Urban Splash" development bit the dust the town's intelligent heads got together and an idea emerged for …
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Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia affects tens of thousands of people. There can be few of us who do not know a victim. Much has been - and continues to be - done,  to research treatments and discover possible long-term cures. Awareness week is an annual event that is arranged to help advance wider understanding of the …
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If you need to see me – here’s how

I hold regular surgeries  in Bridgwater and Minehead to meet constituents face-to-face. These are organised by appointment to avoid any unnecessary delays on the day. The appointment system also allows my office team time to get all the details in order in advance. We need to be sure that you are a …
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Thank you for supporting me

Last Friday morning the votes were finally counted and, in addition to returning a majority Conservative government, the people of Bridgwater and West Somerset sent me back to Westminster. I am enormously proud and very grateful indeed to all those who voted for me and helped with the campaign. The …
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