Westminster News

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.

RECORD EMPLOYMENT LEVELS

New figures show that the number of people in work is at a record high and wages are growing at their fastest rate in over a decade. This means that people’s pay can go further, and more people have the security of a regular wage to provide for their families.

LABOUR AWRAY ON BREXIT

At PMQs today, the Prime Minister outlined that we are committed to leaving the EU with a deal; however Jeremy Corbyn is still refusing to cooperate by being the only party leader not to meet the Prime Minister.

BREXIT - THE WAY FORWARD

House of Commons has spoken and the Government will listen. People, particularly EU citizens who have made their home here and UK citizens living in the EU, deserve clarity about what the House does support. 

So the Prime Minister has set out how we intend to proceed:

NHS LONG-TERM PLAN WELCOMED IN WEALDEN

Wealden MP Nus Ghani has welcomed the launch of a long term plan for the NHS by the Prime Minister. The publication of the plan follows the announcement last year that the NHS would receive £20.5 billion extra by 2023-24.

STAMP DUTY CUT REALLY HELPING

New statistics show that our cut to stamp duty a year ago has benefited over 180,000 households, helping more people to achieve the dream of home ownership.