Local News

Re-open Grantham A&E

I remember getting the call. It was early August last year. I had stopped in the Lake District on my way to a family holiday on the west coast of Scotland. The chief executive of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust needed to talk with me urgently.

Cummins - Stamford

The closure of Cummins Generators’ manufacturing operations in Stamford is a devastating blow. The workforce has shown amazing flexibility and resilience over the years, and has done everything in its power to compete with low-cost manufacturing elsewhere in the world.

Fairer Funding for Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire councils currently receive much less money for each resident than most other councils. This unfair and unsustainable.

InvestSK

For many decades, our corner of Lincolnshire has lacked local leadership. Our district council has done a decent job of delivering services and managing the status quo but it has failed to drive change or invest in the future.

Update on Cummins - Stamford

The loss of so many jobs at the Cummins plant is a bad blow for Stamford and will be devastating for those concerned.

It is good to be back in Parliament

On 1st September, ten months after I was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in the base of my skull, I returned to work in the constituency, free of cancer, at least for now. It has been a strange time.

NF March in Grantham

The racists and xenophobes of the far right are not welcome in Grantham and do not represent the views of the people of Grantham. But this is a free country and even idiots and losers have a legal right to protest.

Grantham Hospital - IRP Decision

It is of course disappointing that the independent Reconfiguration Panel has advised the Secretary of State for Health that there is no need for a review of ULHT's original decision to close Grantham A&E at nights. But what really troubles me is the ongoing situation at ULHT.

Three years in Oslo: a sensible transition out of the EU

The most important thing that will be happening in Parliament for the next 2 years is the negotiation of Britain’s departure from the European Union.  If we make a success of it, we have every reason to be confident of our country’s future and can turn our full attention back to some of the probl