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East Devon MP secures financial support for regional airports

Regional airports including Exeter Airport will be able to apply for dedicated financial support after a campaign by East Devon MP Simon Jupp.

The new support package for regional airports in England will provide business rates relief and cover fixed costs up to £8 million per airport.

The scheme will open for applications in January and follows calls by East Devon MP Simon...

Pasties and Poliitics with Plymouth MP

Luke Pollard MP today hosted another in his series of ‘Pastries & Politics’, a round table discussion which aims to bring together people from across Plymouth to discuss key topics and areas of interest for the city. Friday morning's meeting, kindly hosted by Shekinah, bought together key stakeholders to talk about rough sleeping and homelessness in the city.

Discussions reflected...

Johnny Mercer MP visits Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer has visited Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, which sits in his constituency, and has declared the facility “deeply impressive.”

Mr. Mercer met with some of the PUPSMD senior management team, who outlined the remit of the organisation and highlighted notable elements, such as innovative teaching, a commitment to quality, the...

MP supports Alzheimer’s Society’s election campaign

Alison Seabeck, MP for Plymouth Moor View, has pledged to make this election memorable by taking action to support the 850,000 people living with dementia across the UK.

Alison said: “Plymouth is aiming for status as a Dementia friendly city and we have some excellent work going on is schools like Stoke Damerel, in businesses and voluntary organisations, including with my own staff...

MP visits Drayton to learn about energy efficiency

Local heating controls specialist Drayton recently welcomed Alison Seabeck, Labour Member of Parliament for Plymouth, Moor View, to its factory to discuss the work the company is doing to help reduce energy costs for households by using energy more efficiently.

Alison met staff working on Drayton’s range of heating controls and learned more about how the company is developing...

MP challenges use of police cells to detain mental health sufferers

Once again, Alison Seabeck, Labour MP for Plymouth Moor View, has challenged Government Ministers over the use of police cells for detaining people with mental health issues, particularly children and young people. She was worried that the Minister seemed to have only just become concerned and wanted to "learn lessons" post the recent case, highlighted by the Herald, which occurred in Torbay...

MP attacks Ministers for delaying report into failing MMO

Last week Alison Seabeck, Labour MP for Plymouth Moor View, challenged the Leader of the House of Commons, William Hague MP, over why Ministers at the Department for Food and Rural Affairs continue to delay a report into the Marine Management Organisation (MMO).

The MMO is failing local fishers in Plymouth and across the South West, by producing questionable data, which is potentially...

MP calls for an end to nuisance calls

Alison Seabeck, MP for Plymouth Moor View, delivered a petition to Parliament last night, on behalf of her constituents, calling on the House of Commons to take action and end the scourge of nuisance texts and phone calls, which so many of us receive.

Having collected signatures whilst out on the streets of her constituency, Ms Seabeck wants to see a review into the current law on cold...

MP challenges Minister over PIP assessments

Alison Seabeck, MP for Plymouth Moor View, challenged the Minister for Disabled People, Mark Harper MP, yesterday on the difficulties many of her constituents who suffer from Muscular Dystrophy (MD) are experiencing with their Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments.

Muscular Dystrophy is a condition which causes muscles to deteriorate and become weak. There are over 60 forms...

MP's Pedometer Challenge

Alison Seabeck, MP for Plymouth Moor View, attended the Silver Star Diabetes Health Challenge, at the House of Commons last week. At the event Ms Seabeck took the quick and easy diabetes test to help raise awareness of the need for the public to test for the condition. Ms Seabeck met special guest Hugh Quarshie, who plays Dr. Ric Griffin in BBC’s Holby City and was joining in with raising...

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