Local News

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.

Launch of Sainsburys Poppy Appeal

I was honoured to be asked to help launch the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal on Saturday morning along with Chairman of SDDC Cllr Pat Murray at Swadlincote Sainsburys.

Unemployment Figures in South Derbyshire

I am thrilled with this morning’s news of a further fall in unemployment in South Derbyshire. The figures show that 85 more residents of South Derbyshire are now in employment since August.

Natwest Provisions for those in Repton

Yesterday I had further discussions with Natwest about their provisions for customers in Repton and their collaboration with the Post Office.

Opening of Dollies Hair Salon

On Saturday I was delighted to attend the opening of Dollies hair salon in Willington. It was a real privilege to see the dream of owner Sarah Webster come true. The business is a family affair with Sarah's sister and aunt helping out too. 

Maintenance Road Works

There are currently maintenence roadworks between Drakelow and Walton-on-Trent and a diversion has been set up.