Westminster News

MP WELCOMES ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, as welcomed news that children and young people in Wealden are to benefit from additional mental health support. All schools and colleges in Wealden will be offered mental health training as part of the Government’s commitment to providing more joined up care.

TELL THE NEW PRIME MINISTER YOUR VIEWS

The next Prime Minister wants to know what you think. The election for leader of the Conservative Party is well underway.

And whoever wins will be the next Prime Minister. Do you have strong views?

HELPING EX-OFFENDERS INTO WORK

This Conservative Government is taking further steps to help ex-offenders into work, reducing the likelihood of reoffending and cutting the £15 billion cost to the economy each year whilst keeping the public safe.

CALL TO END LOW-VALUE DEGREES

The Education Secretary has called on universities to drop or revamp courses delivering poor value for money, ensuring record investment in the university sector helps students to achieve their potential. 

BAN ON PLASTIC STRAWS, STIRRERS AND BUDS

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move.

MP CELEBRATES INCREASE IN NATIONAL LIVING WAGE

People in Wealden working on the National Living Wage received a 5% pay rise today, worth an extra £690 over the course of the year, in the biggest pay rise for low paid workers in 20 years.

RECORD EMPLOYMENT

New figures show that the number of people in work is at a record high and wages have risen at their fastest pace in a decade. With wages continuing to increase faster than prices, more people have the security of a regular wage and can provide for their families.

UK FINANCIAL UPDATE

This afternoon the Chancellor of the Exchequer gave an update on the country’s finances. With the Conservatives in government the UK's economy will grow more quickly than Germany's.

WEALDEN'S MP ON BREXIT POSITION

In the referendum campaign I voted to leave, as did a majority of Wealden residents. More importantly so did a majority of the country.