Local News

Budget 2017

I am pleased with the news of new investment in Social Care and also support for new schools and technical qualifications, which I worked on myself whilst a Minister in the Department of Education.

Ben Bradley - STP Debate

Last week, I was able to attend the first debate in Grantham on behalf of our MP Nick Boles, and to put some question to the clinicians involved in the STP process.

St Barnabas Hospice

Visit by Ben Bradley;

This morning I met with Chris and Cathie from St Barnabas Hospice at Grantham Hospital, where they are providing fantastic community-led care for patients both on this site in the 'hospice within a hospital' and across the county in other locations.

Meeting with Philip Dunne MP

It was great to meet with Philip Dunne MP, minister of state at the Department for Health, and county councillors  from the Grantham area to discuss the ongoing closure of Grantham A&E at nights.

Meeting with the PM - Grantham Hospital

I was delighted to meet the Prime Minister together with Caroline Johnson MP and Robert Jenrick MP to discuss the closure of Grantham A&E at nights. 

STP Debate

Cllr Ben Bradley is out today on my behalf at the STP Debate with BBC Radio Lincolnshire in Grantham, talking about Grantham A&E. Great to see local Councillors and campaigners here too raising issues with the clinicians, and fighting for local residents.

Encouraging Employment Figures

Amazing figures released this week show that the number of people claiming unemployment benefit in the Grantham & Stamford constituency has fallen by more than 60% since 2010, and even by 15% in the last 12 months.

Extended Opening Hours - Grantham Hospital

Six months' after United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust decided to close Grantham A&E at nights because of shortages of staff across the county, it is depressing how little progress has been made.

Article 50 Bill

Today, on my own initiative, I am coming out of hospital to support the government on the Article 50 bill.