26 SEP 2014

£8 Million to Train the Next Generation of the Nuclear Workforce

Therese has welcomed the announcement from government this week that £8 million has been set aside to train the next generation of nuclear technicians and engineers. As well as providing funding for apprenticeship and STEM workshop places the money will fund a labour market analysis of the current and future skills needs for the UK nuclear industry, including national and regional reports of skills shortages and gaps. Therese said: "I'm delighted that the Government is investing in training for our nuclear industry. The construction of Sizewell C will create thousands of jobs and will provide a massive boost the local economy. It is...

24 SEP 2014

Therese's Constituency Tour: An Invitation to Meet Your MP

From Monday 6th October, Therese is once again conducting her constituency tour.  She will criss-cross the 302 square miles of the Suffolk Coastal constituency over 5 days, stopping off in towns and villages to talk with residents in community halls, pubs and shops. Her full tour schedule is published below. Please come along to speak with Therese. If you cannot make it you can contact her here. Monday 6th October 10.15 - 10.30 - Nacton - Mobile Post Office.10.45 - 11.00  - Warren Heath - Sainsburys inside the entrance.11.05 - 11.20  - Foxhall - The Shepherd & Dog.11.25 - 11.40 -  Levington - Outside the Village Hall. 11.45 - 12.00...

23 SEP 2014

Labour's Schools Policy Would've Vetoed Saxmundham Free School

Therese has spoken out against Labour's policy, confirmed at their party conference this week, that they would have prevented Saxmundham Free School from opening had they been in power. Therese said: "Parents of Saxmundham Free school pupils will be concerned to learn that if Labour were in power then the school would never have opened. Labour have confirmed that they would block the opening of any Free School in an area where there are excess places, preventing choice for parents and pupils." Therese added: "Saxmundham Free School has already demonstrated it's delivering a high standard of education having been rated Good with...

22 SEP 2014

Therese Joins Beachwatch Clean-up Volunteers

On Saturday, Therese joined Port of Felixstowe volunteers to help clean up the beach at the John Bradfield Viewing Area adjacent to the port.  The annual litter pick was undertaken as part of the Marine Conservation Society's Beachwatch campaign. Therese said: "The National Beachwatch Big Weekend has become an important annual event and I was delighted to join local volunteers to help clean-up up the beach at Landguard Point in Felixstowe. It is essential we keep our shoreline looking good for us all to enjoy." The Port of Felixstowe has been supporting the Marine Conservation Society's National Beachwatch Weekend initiative to clean...

20 SEP 2014

Therese Backs English Votes for English Laws

Speaking after the result of the Scottish referendum yesterday, Therese said: "The Scots have spoken and by a decisive majority they have voted to stay with the UK.  Our party leaders all pledged totransfer more powers to the Scottish Parliament and to ensure that Scots would not be worse off today than they were last week as a result of voting to stay together. Readers will know that I have been pressing for fairer funding for some time and I will continue to do so. We have made some steps on school funding with an extra £120 per child in Suffolk. NHS England now decides the health spending allocations within England and I will...

19 SEP 2014

Your Chance to Design the new £1 Coin

Therese is encouraging Suffolk residents to design the tail side of the new £1 coin, which will enter circulation in 2017. A nationwide competition has been launched for one lucky winner to put their art in everyone's hands for years to come. Therese said: "I know there is a significant amount of artistic talent here in Suffolk and I want to encourage local people to submit their designs for the new £1 coin showing what 'Britishness' means to them. This is a fantastic opportunity and I hope that it will be Suffolk, which will be associated with the new £1 coin for years to come" In addition to seeing their design on the nation's most...

17 SEP 2014

Unemployment Continues to Fall in Suffolk Coastal

Therese has welcomed the official statistics published today, that show unemployment in Suffolk Coastal is continuing to fall. The number of people claiming job seekers' allowance now stands at 493 a fall of 41 from last month and 422 lower than this time last year. Having more than halved since the last general election. Therese said: "The figures show that unemployment has reached another record low here in Suffolk Coastal. I'm delighted that 422 fewer people are claiming than this time last year, having more than halved since the last election. This means more people with the security of a regular pay packet and a better and...

15 SEP 2014

New Figures show Start-Up Loans Supporting new Businesses in Suffolk Coastal

Therese has welcomed new figures which show the Government's Start-Up Loans scheme has so far supported 17 people in Suffolk Coastal with the ideas and determination to start a new business with £61,880 of loans to help them get going. Therese said: "This is great news. I'm delighted 17 local people have taken advantage of the Government scheme; contributing to economic growth and creating jobs. However, it could be many more and I urge anyone who is thinking of setting up a business to take a look at the scheme, which provides loans at a 6% interest rate and a mentor." Therese added: "The Government's aim is to make Britain the best...

12 SEP 2014

Therese Welcomes Greater Anglia Carriage Refurbishment

Therese has today welcomed the decision by Greater Anglia to award their carriage refurbishment contract to Vossloh, marking a key milestone in the upgrade of the fleet. The upgrade includes plug points for charging laptops and smartphones, new lighting, carpets, tables and seat covers, interior re-painting as well us upgraded environmentally friendly toliets. Therese said: "I am pleased that Greater Anglia have made this commitment to improve the service they offer to passengers. This forms part of the two year contract extension deal that Department of Transport negotiated with them earlier this year." The upgraded carriages are due...

11 SEP 2014

Buy Oil Early Campaign Launched

Therese has today backed this year's buy oil early campaign which was launched by Energy Minister, Matt Hancock MP. The campaign urges users to buy oil before winter when it is cheaper and so they don't get caught out if companies aren't able to deliver before it gets too cold. As the former co-chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Off-Gas Grid, Therese said: "I am delighted that this campaign has been launched. There are many people in Suffolk who rely on heating oil to get through the winter and the message of this campaign is to stock up before it gets too cold. Delaying risks longer delivery times and higher...


Thank you for visiting my website. It is my privilege to serve as Member of Parliament for Suffolk Coastal. When Parliament is sitting, I am in Westminster Monday to Thursday and in Suffolk on Fridays and weekends. I hope you find the information useful and please do get in touch using the contact form or email me (details below).


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