Local News

Toyota Invest £240 Million in South Derbyshire

On the day that Her Majesty gave the Royal Assent to the Brexit Bill, giving Theresa May the authority to trigger Article 50 and begin the process of leaving the European Union we had amazing news locally.

Heather Raises Constituent's Parking Fines in Parliament

Last night in the House of Commons, I asked the Minister, Robert Goodwill MP to take a harder stance against companies who operate and level fines in a number of car parks in South Derbyshire and at Burton Hospital, leaving residents of South Derbyshire charged with horrendous fines in their hour of need.

MP Praises Local Council for Efficiency Bonus

Heather Wheeler MP today praised South Derbyshire District Council in the House of Commons for freezing local council tax for the past five years and on top of that paying an Efficiency Bonus back to their Residential Council tax Payers in July.

MP Praises local school in Commons

Today Heather Wheeler, MP for South Derbyshire raised the success of one of her local schools, William Allitt in Education Questions.

Opening of Brunel Healthcare's New £1 Million Site

Last week I had the honour of opening Brunel Healthcare’s new factory in Swadlincote. This is the culmination of over £1.5 million of investment and the creation of 70 new jobs that they are currently recruiting to fill.

Speaking Out for Rolls-Royce Employees

On Wednesday I raised my concerns about the redundancy plans of Rolls-Royce Aerospace Group in the House of Commons. This is understandably unsettling news for all of Rolls-Royce employees, many of whom live in South Derbyshire and the surrounding areas.

Heather Launches Local Poppy Appeal

On Saturday Morning, local MP, Heather Wheeler launched the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal at Swadlincote Sainsburys.