11 Oct 2017

Conservatives Win Burbage By-Election

The Conservative Party has retained the Burbage Sketchley & Stretton ward in the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council by-election.  David MacDonald, a racecourse director who turned 55 on the day of the poll, was the winning candidate in a close fought race. 

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14 Aug 2017

Significant Investment in Local NHS Transformation

Significant Investment in Local NHS Transformation Mon, 14/08/2017 - 12:09

Local hospitals will benefit from a share of £325 million in new capital investment for NHS projects across the country.  Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will receive £30m-£50m to help the NHS modernise and transform care for patients locally.

The Government is backing the NHS’ own plan for the future, the Five Year Forward View, and funding it with an additional £8 billion a year in real terms by the end of the Parliament. Delivering that vision relies on better integrated care locally, which is being taken forward through Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships.

David Tredinnick, MP for Bosworth, said, ‘I am pleased to welcome this new investment which will mean patients get an even better service from the NHS in Leicestershire.

"Significant progress has been made in improving patient care since 2010, and this funding will help to deliver high-quality and compassionate patient care.

“Patients will see this investment deliver faster diagnosis for conditions like cancer, easier access to mental health services, expansion of A&Es, shorter waits for operations, and more services in GPs surgeries.

“Patient care and outcomes have always been my focus in working towards improvements in local health provision and this investment will help to deliver for people in Hinckley & Bosworth.”

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25 Jul 2017

Sun and Members Come Out for Chairman’s BBQ

Sun and Members Come Out for Chairman’s BBQ

Peter Bedford with Lee Rowley MP
Members gather at the Chairman's BBQ
Tue, 25/07/2017 - 12:34

Despite forecasts of rain it stayed dry and mostly sunny for the Chairman’s Barbecue as around 70 members of Bosworth Conservative Association gathered in Burbage this afternoon (Sunday 23 July).

Chairman Peter Bedford welcomed guest speaker Lee Rowley, the newly elected MP for North East Derbyshire, and Bosworth’s MP David Tredinnick who saw his majority dramatically increased on 8th June, almost 30 years to the day after he first won the seat.

Peter said, “It was interesting to hear of Lee Rowley’s experiences in taking a seat off a long-serving high profile Labour MP, and as the local Party Chairman I was grateful for the opportunity to address the members present and thank them for all their help in the highly successful election campaigning here in Bosworth”. 

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24 Jul 2017

Local MPs Unite on Children’s Heart Centre

Local MPs Unite on Children’s Heart Centre

David Tredinnick MP
Mon, 24/07/2017 - 13:33

Along with cross-party colleagues in the City and County, David Tredinnick MP has written to the Secretary of State for Health and also the head of NHS England in support of the Children’s Heart Centre at Glenfield Hospital.

The public consultation on the future of children’s heart surgery at Glenfield ends today (17 July) and the group of MPs, including colleagues from around the East Midlands, have written seeking clarification on what will happen next.

David Tredinnick said, “Glenfield’s children’s heart centre provides excellent clinical outcomes for its vulnerable patients and any decisions about the centre’s future must reflect this fact.  Members of Parliament in the area are united in making sure the voices of local people are heard on this important issue and Liz Kendall MP, in particular, has coordinated a great deal of the campaigning effort”. 

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18 Jul 2017

MP WELCOMES RETURN OF 153 BUS SERVICE FOR RURAL VILLAGES

MP WELCOMES RETURN OF 153 BUS SERVICE FOR RURAL VILLAGES Tue, 18/07/2017 - 12:32

David Tredinnick has welcomed a bus company’s positive response to the needs of local communities after it fulfilled its promise to review the decision to withdraw the 153 service from the the villages of Nailstone, Carlton and Barton in the Beans.

On 30th May David Tredinnick chaired a packed meeting of over 50 residents at Battram Access Centre in an effort to persuade Arriva to reinstate the 153 bus service to the three rural villages.

The Bosworth MP had previously raised significant concerns in respect of the impact on numerous local residents due to the loss of the 153 bus to these small village communities and, working with local County Councillor Ivan Ould, had called for a reintroduction of the service. 

During the meeting Arriva’s Business Development Director, Simon Mathieson, promised to look at various suggested options and the company is now changing the 153 service from 27 August as follows:

  • Reinstate a limited services to the villages of Nailstone, Carlton, and Barton in the Beans
  • Provide arrivals into both Leicester and Market Bosworth for approx 0830 giving improved access to employment
  • Provide equivalent return departures from both Leicester and Market Bosworth at approx 1730
  • Provide an approximately 2-hourly frequency throughout the day, Monday to Saturday

In order to accommodate these changes certain journeys will now start / finish at Market Bosworth Square and will no longer extend to Bosworth Water Park.

David Tredinnick said, “The loss of the 153 bus has impacted upon pensioners and school pupils and college students in particular in these villages, as well as an array of other residents who valued the opportunity to use the service. For some people in Nailstone, Carlton and Barton in the Beans this bus service really represents a lifeline.

“So I very much welcome Arriva’s flexible and considerate approach towards finding a solution to this issue, which I know will be greatly appreciated by the many local residents who contacted me about this important issue.”

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18 Jul 2017

Tredinnick welcomes announcement on £1.3 billion boost to the core schools budget

Tredinnick welcomes announcement on £1.3 billion boost to the core schools budget

David Tredinnick - F40 Group
Tue, 18/07/2017 - 13:11

David Tredinnick MP, who has been actively involved in the F40 Group campaign for fair education funding for many years, has welcomed the announcement that there will be an additional £1.3 billion for schools funding over two years – helping to create more good school places in Leicestershire.

Education Secretary Justine Greening announced the boost to the core schools budget, which will deliver the biggest improvement to the school funding system for well over a decade. 

This additional funding to the fairer schools funding will mean an increase in the basic amount that every pupil will get, protected funding for those with high needs and will ensure every local authority is in a position to give schools a cash increase through the new formula.

This means that, working with teachers and schools across the country, we can continue to raise standards and give every child the best possible education, and the best opportunities for their future.

David Tredinnick said, “I have campaigned and worked for many years for a fair deal for areas like Leicestershire and an end to the postcode lottery of school funding – so all children receive the education they deserve, wherever they live.

“Today’s announcement is good progress and sends a clear message that the Government is committed to raising standards and giving every child the best possible education and the best possible opportunities for their future.”

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15 Jun 2017

David Tredinnick Re-Elected MP for Bosworth

David Tredinnick Re-Elected MP for Bosworth

Photo by Ted Cottrell
Thu, 15/06/2017 - 12:45

Conservative candidate David Tredinnick has been elected to serve as the Member of Parliament for Bosworth for the eighth time.

David was first elected to represent the area in June 1987 and on Thursday he dramatically increased his share of the vote, picking up 31,864 votes.

Despite the Lib Dems predicting they were in a ‘photo finish’ in a ‘two horse race’, Labour actually came second with the Lib Dems a distant third with a significantly reduced number of votes.

David Tredinnick said, "I am very grateful to local voters for again placing their trust in me in such large numbers and I will do all that I can to ensure Hinckley & Bosworth is well represented at Westminster and the people of the area receive the best possible service."

 

*The photograph accompanying this article was taken by Ted Cottrell and was first published in the Leicester Mercury.

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31 May 2017

ARRIVA TO CONSIDER REINTRODUCING 153 RURAL BUS SERVICE

ARRIVA TO CONSIDER REINTRODUCING 153 RURAL BUS SERVICE

Picture Courtesy of Hinckley Times
Wed, 31/05/2017 - 15:01

Last night David Tredinnick chaired a packed meeting of over 50 residents at Battram Access Centre calling on Arriva to reinstate the 153 bus service to the villages of Nailstone, Carlton and Barton in the Beans.

David Tredinnick had previously raised significant concerns in respect of the impact on numerous local residents due to the loss of the 153 bus to these small village communities and, working with local County Councillor Ivan Ould, called for a reintroduction of the service.

David Tredinnick said, “The loss of the 153 bus has impacted upon pensioners and school pupils and college students in particular in these villages, as well as an array of other residents who valued the opportunity to use the service. For some people in these rural villages the bus really represents a lifeline.

A number of options were considered and commented upon by Arriva’s representative Simon Mathieson, who lives locally.

These included:

  • Varying the 153 Route at certain times to include Nailstone, Carlton and Barton in the Beans
  • Reintroducing a less frequent service to achieve better customer usage.
  • The possibility of a trial service for a limited time with revised routing and stops.

David Tredinnick added, “I welcome Arriva’s flexible and considerate approach towards finding a solution to this issue, particularly as they are operating within the requirements of the 1985 Road Traffic Act and the fact that the 153 service receives no subsidies.

“I also commend Leicestershire County Council for its introduction of a limited ‘Demand Responsive Service’ following the withdrawal of the 153 bus to these rural communities.  I would like to thank all those present at the meeting for their constructive contributions and Richard Montgomery for organising the event, which has resulted in real progress.” 

 

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08 May 2017

Bosworth’s Conservative Candidate Pledges Support for Local Pubs and Brewers

Bosworth’s Conservative Candidate Pledges Support for Local Pubs and Brewers

David Tredinnick at the Red Lion, Earl Shilton
Mon, 08/05/2017 - 15:23

David Tredinnick, Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Bosworth has pledged his support for local pub-goers and beer drinkers by backing CAMRA’s Election Manifesto.

CAMRA’s 28,680 members in the East Midlands are asking candidates to promote and celebrate Britain’s 1,540 breweries and over 50,000 pubs by considering a range of measures to help make pub-going and beer drinking more affordable for UK consumers.

David Tredinnick has committed to:

  • Celebrate and promote Britain’s breweries
  • Support action to help pubs thrive
  • Represent the interest of pub-goers, beer and cider drinkers if elected into the next Parliament

Beer, brewing and pubs support nearly 900,000 jobs and contribute £23.1bn to the economy annually. Candidates are therefore being urged to ensure the sector is not left behind in the Brexit negotiations due to take place in the coming years.

David Tredinnick says: “As ever, I am proud to speak up for pubs and real ale. I have always enjoyed pubs and regard them as great community assets.  They are often at the centre of community life in many areas and also provide employment for local people, in many cases giving young people their first experience of the workplace.  Our pubs need to be protected and given as much support as possible as they make a huge contribution to the regional and national economies.  If re-elected, I will continue to show my support in the next Parliament.”

Colin Valentine, CAMRA’s National Chairman says: “We are delighted that David Tredinnick has again pledged his support for beer and pubs. Pubs are a uniquely British institution which showcase our nation’s brewing tradition while providing an essential community facility for those that use them. It is therefore critical that pub-goers and beer drinkers are not left behind when it comes to negotiating Britain’s future over the coming years.”

 

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02 May 2017

Dissolution of Parliament

Dissolution of Parliament

Houses of Parliament
Tue, 02/05/2017 - 14:56

Following the Dissolution of Parliament there are no MPs. 

 

Articles on this site referring to David Tredinnick’s work as the Member of Parliament for Bosworth relate to the date of publishing.

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02 May 2017

DAVID TREDINNICK ADOPTED AS CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE FOR BOSWORTH

DAVID TREDINNICK ADOPTED AS CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE FOR BOSWORTH

David Tredinnick campaigning with Ruth Camamile and team.
David Tredinnick with Peter Bedford, Chairman of Bosworth Conservatives
Tue, 02/05/2017 - 14:20

David Tredinnick, MP for Bosworth, speaking at the Special General Meeting of Bosworth Conservative Association where he was adopted as the Conservative candidate for the Bosworth Constituency on Friday 28th April 2017 said:

“This General Election is first and foremost about giving the Prime Minister the strong mandate she needs to lead us out of the EU. It is therefore an Election to get the best possible deal for our country and thereby for the future of us all.”

Turning to local issues David Tredinnick pledged to:

  • Continue to fight for fairer education funding for Leicestershire, and work to ensure that schools within our area, both primary and secondary, don’t lose out.
  • Support local businesses in delivering a strong and dynamic local economy which produces jobs and prosperity for local people.
  • Encourage better integration and fairness in health and social care, and work with the Police and local authorities to tackle issues of concern such as antisocial behaviour and unauthorised traveller sites.
  • Lead my strong support team at Westminster and the constituency to ensure that all constituents’ issues and problems are dealt with quickly and effectively.
  • Back the Prime Minister in every way to help her deliver the Brexit for which local people in Hinckley and Bosworth voted resoundingly.

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03 Apr 2017

Bosworth Conservatives Elect New Chairman

Bosworth Conservatives Elect New Chairman

Peter Bedford, centre, and campaign team members.
Mon, 03/04/2017 - 12:50

On 23rd March at a packed Annual General Meeting of Bosworth Conservative Association, local Conservatives elected their New Management Team for 2017/18.

Peter Bedford, a Chartered Accountant and Candidate at the forthcoming County Council Elections, was elected Chairman of the Association and will lead the Association’s Management Team.

Speaking after his election Peter said, “I am truly honoured to have been elected Chairman of Bosworth Conservatives and look forward to taking our positive message to residents locally. It is important that political parties listen to the concerns of local people and that will always remain our focus.”

At 31 Peter is the youngest Chairman in the Association’s history and has vowed to develop the Party’s social media presence and youth wing.

Full List of Management Team:

President: Reg Ward

Chairman: Peter Bedford

Deputy Chair Political: David Surtees

Deputy Chair Fundraising: Jenny Simmons

Treasurer: Richard Allen

Officers: Amanda Wright, Gary Bird

 

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03 Apr 2017

Tredinnick Calls on Bus Company to Save Villages' Service

Tredinnick Calls on Bus Company to Save Villages' Service

Picture Courtesy of Hinckley Times
Mon, 03/04/2017 - 14:28

David Tredinnick, MP for Bosworth, has once again called on Arriva to reconsider its plans to alter the 153 rural bus service.

The local MP has cited significant concerns in respect of the impact on numerous local residents due to the planned loss of the 153 service to the small village communities of Nailstone, Carlton and Barton in the Beans.

David Tredinnick said, “The loss of the 153 bus will impact upon pensioners and school pupils and college students in particular in these villages, as well as an array of other residents who value the opportunity to use the service.

“For the benefit of people in the affected communities Arriva needs to give serious consideration to a review of the company's decision to stop serving these rural villages as for some residents the bus really represents a lifeline.

“I will continue to work with local County Councillor Ivan Ould to fight to retain this vital bus service.” 

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28 Mar 2017

MP Visits National Grid Gas Distribution in Hinckley & Gives Thumbs up to Employment Scheme

MP Visits National Grid Gas Distribution in Hinckley & Gives Thumbs up to Employment Scheme

David Tredinnick MP visiting the National Grid
Tue, 28/03/2017 - 10:56

David Tredinnick MP gave the seal of approval today to a National Grid scheme that is helping students from Hinckley’s Dorothy Goodman Academy prove their worth in the workplace.

 

The local Member of Parliament learned about the EmployAbility scheme during his visit to National Grid Gas Distribution’s Hinckley site. Four teenagers from Dorothy Goodman – Liam, Josh, Jake and Alec – have joined the company as interns, gaining valuable experience of the world of work.

 

The scheme, which is now in its third year, is specially designed to help students with learning needs and disabilities to find employment. It offers year-long internships, where the teenagers can experience working across a number of areas, from data collection and communications to catering and reception.

 

David Tredinnick said: “I was very pleased to visit National Grid in Hinckley and it is a matter of local pride that such an important facility is based here.

 

“The company’s engagement with an excellent local school like Dorothy Goodman is a fantastic initiative, which through its EmployAbility scheme gives a wide range of workplace opportunities to a number of young people.

 

“I was also extremely impressed by National Grid staff and their capacity to react to any situation, including emergencies.”

 

The Bosworth MP was taken on a tour of the Hinckley site, which employs some 2,000 people. The main operations hub for National Grid Gas Distribution, employees help to deliver gas to 11 million homes and businesses across the Midlands, East Anglia, the North West and North London.

 

He witnessed, first hand, the work of the staff operating the National Gas Emergency number.  Trained operators calmly and professionally handle hundreds of thousands of calls every year from people concerned about gas leaks and potentially dangerous carbon monoxide leaks.

 

Richard Walsh, National Grid’s Public Affairs Manager, said: “We were delighted to welcome Mr Tredinnick to our Hinckley Operations Centre. At Hinckley we play a critical role in delivering gas to millions of people across the country.

 

“We were proud to be able to show Mr Tredinnick how our staff, many of whom live within his constituency, were making such an important contribution to keeping British homes warm and safe and British businesses successful.”

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13 Mar 2017

Bosworth MP in Lords Chamber to Watch Peers Pass his Parking Bill

Bosworth MP in Lords Chamber to Watch Peers Pass his Parking Bill

David Tredinnick MP watches the Lords pass his Bill.
Mon, 13/03/2017 - 12:46

David Tredinnick MP attended the Lords Chamber to watch as the Lords passed the Committee stage of his Bill to help make it easier for local authorities to reduce parking charges. 

David said, "The next and final stage - the Lords' Third Reading - should be a formality now that Peers have passed the Committee stage.

“I am very hopeful that this Bill can become law perhaps as early as April. Probably only six of thirty Private Members’ Bills in this Parliamentary Session will be passed into law and this bill, aimed at helping councils to boost local town and village centres, may well be the first.”

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07 Mar 2017

Local MP David Tredinnick calls for increased awareness of risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Local MP David Tredinnick calls for increased awareness of risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Tue, 07/03/2017 - 16:36

David Tredinnick MP has joined Baby charity The Lullaby Trust in urging local authorities to ensure health professionals in the East Midlands receive the training and support they need to deliver safer sleep messages to all families. The call comes as part of Safer Sleep Week, the charity’s national campaign to raise awareness of SIDS (often referred to as cot death) and the lifesaving advice that parents can follow to reduce the risk of it occurring.

According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, while the overall SIDS rates for England and Wales showed a 17% decline since 2013 and a 39% overall decline since 2004, the rates in The East Midlands have decreased more slowly showing only a 4% reduction since 2004 and remaining higher than the national average.

Adding to this worrying picture is a national survey commissioned by charity The Lullaby Trust, which found that over 56% of parents in the East Midlands are unsure of one of the most fundamental steps to reduce the risk of SIDS: sleeping a baby on its back for every sleep.

Evidence shows that babies who are slept on their back for every sleep are 6 times less likely to die from SIDS than those who sleep on their front or side.

Sleeping babies on their front was commonplace until the national “Back to Sleep” campaign in 1991. This campaign along with continued raising awareness of SIDS and safer sleep, by The Lullaby Trust, over the 25 years since, has led to a widespread change in how parents sleep their babies. As a result SIDS rates in the UK have reduced by 85% since 1991. However, the rates could still be much lower and research has shown that if all parents followed safer sleep advice, the lives of many more babies could be saved.

The survey shows 39% of East Midland’s parents are unsure whether they can sleep a baby on their front and 57% are unsure whether to sleep a baby on their side. The results are a troubling indication that parents are still not equipped with the information they need to reduce the risk of SIDS and that more needs to be done to ensure all parents in the East Midlands are aware of life saving safer sleep advice.

David Tredinnick said, “I recognise the important role of health professionals and family workers who provide advice to new parents on how to sleep their baby safely and the need to ensure they receive the training and support to continue this vital work.  The Lullaby Trust has done an excellent job in highlighting this important issue.”

Francine Bates Chief Executive of The Lullaby Trust, whose aim is to halve the number of babies who die from SIDS to below 150 said, “The results of this survey suggest that although we’ve come a long way in reducing SIDS rates, more needs to be done to ensure that all parents and carers in the East Midlands know the basics of safer sleep. The Lullaby Trust provides training for around 3,500 health care professionals each year and calls on local authorities to ensure that safer sleep messages consistently reach all families, helping to prevent avoidable deaths now and in the future.”

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06 Feb 2017

Bosworth MP’s Parking Bill Passes Third Reading

Bosworth MP’s Parking Bill Passes Third Reading

David Tredinnick MP
Mon, 06/02/2017 - 14:05

David Tredinnick has successfully guided his Private Member’s Bill (Parking Places Bill 2016-17), aimed at boosting town centres by making it quicker and easier for local councils to reduce car parking fees, through its third reading in the House of Commons.

During the Committee stage, David Tredinnick said, “The great thing about the Bill is that it will give councils the flexibility, instead of having to put a notice in the local papers 21 days before changing a charge, to decide that a car park is empty and that it needs to fill it to take the pressure off another end of the town, as in Hinckley, and they can do so immediately. Or, as the chief executive of Hinckley pointed out to me, it can reduce the charges after the Christmas sales, when people do not want to come into the town as much as before Christmas, and then bring them back up again. It gives a very simple power to local authorities to be flexible, which is important.”

Concluding the debate in the House of Commons, the Bosworth MP said, “I thank all colleagues who have contributed to the debate today, and I wish the Bill well on its travels to the House of Lords. I point out to their noble lordships and ladyships that the Bill passed through the Commons unamended; there were no amendments in Committee, but there were discussions and agreement with the Opposition.

“I thank the members of the Public Bill Committee for their help, along with the other Members I have already thanked today. I thank the two Ministers who have spoken on the Bill—my hon. Friend the Minister for Housing and Planning, who spoke in Committee, ​and my neighbour the Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, my hon. Friend the Member for Nuneaton (Mr Jones), who has spoken today. As I have said, I have also had the support of the Opposition. I thank my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary for allowing me access to some of his officials—I know it is not normal to thank officials, but I thank Phillip Dunkley and Thomas Adams for their assistance in ensuring that I was properly briefed.

“It is with great happiness and surprise that I find myself having taken through the House a private Member’s Bill that can affect every town, city and large village in the country. I hope that it will proceed through the House of Lords.”

Question put and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read the Third time and passed.

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30 Jan 2017

All in a Day’s Work for Burbage Councillor

All in a Day’s Work for Burbage Councillor Mon, 30/01/2017 - 12:24

On a typically busy Saturday morning for Burbage Borough Councillor Stan Rooney he managed to combine a residents’ meeting with some extra litter picking duties in the area he represents.

Stan says, “I had been at a meeting I organised for local people and a building site manager to help ensure that residents are not disturbed or inconvenienced by the extensive construction work going on in the area and took the opportunity to help improve our environment.

“The Council personnel do a good job of clearing litter and other discarded items but until thoughtless people stop dumping such things in our streets I will always do my best to help keep Burbage as clean and tidy as possible”.   

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24 Jan 2017

MPs visit Hinckley-based Homelessness Charity

MPs visit Hinckley-based Homelessness Charity

MPs visit Emmaus
MPs visit Emmaus
MPs visit Emmaus
Tue, 24/01/2017 - 14:03

David Tredinnick, MP for Bosworth, was joined by North West Leicestershire MP Andrew Bridgen to visit local homelessness charity, Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland.

The charity, based in Hinckley, provides a home and meaningful work for 16 local people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion.

The special visit included a tour of two charity shops - La Boutique and The Emporium - which raise funds for Emmaus, as well the charity’s accommodation ‘Elm Lea’. Mr Bridgen and Mr Tredinnick also met with staff, trustees and heard first-hand accounts of homelessness from those who benefit from the service.

The visit was a chance to highlight the importance of the charity to the local community and to discuss homelessness as a wider political issue, including the Homelessness Reduction Bill which is returning to the House of Commons on Friday 27th January.

Chief Executive Mir Juma said: “It was a great day for us and we were very encouraged by their interest and enthusiasm. It means a great deal when our local MPs take the time to find out about our work. Both our visitors were interested in learning about the ways we support those who have experienced homelessness and we are pleased that they have offered continued support in future.”

David Tredinnick MP was impressed by the work of the charity and said, “It was very pleasing to visit Emmaus and see at first hand the scope of the excellent work they undertake to proactively tackle homelessness and its causes. 

“I am very proud to have such a forward-thinking and innovative charity based in my constituency and I would encourage local people to pop into La Boutique and The Emporium in Hinckley where they might just pick up a bargain as well as support a very good cause.”  

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16 Jan 2017

Peter Bedford: Listening To Markfield Residents

Peter Bedford: Listening To Markfield Residents

Peter Bedford & team members in Markfield
Mon, 16/01/2017 - 12:47

Peter Bedford, Conservative candidate for Markfield, Desford & Thornton County Council Division, and members of his campaign team have been calling on residents in Markfield to hear their views and concerns on a range of issues, both local and national.

Peter said, “As ever, it was good to hear Markfield residents’ opinions on important issues and also the improvements they would like to see in the local area.

“If elected to the County Council in May, my number one priority will be delivering for local people and that is why I think it is so important to get out into our communities and talk with residents about the issues that matter to them.”

 

About Peter Bedford:

Peter grew up in East Northamptonshire prior to relocating to the County in 2004 for his University education, reading Law, at the University of Leicester. Qualifying as a Chartered Account Peter has worked for a number of Leicestershire based companies including Next and Bardon Aggregates; and currently works as an Internal Audit Manager for the branded soft drinks manufacturer Britvic plc.

Having narrowly missed out in the 2013 County Council election Peter is convinced he can do even better this time.

Peter says, “It is a real honour to have been selected for a second time as the Conservative Party Candidate for the County Council Seat of Markfield with Desford and Thornton.

I have always been passionate about campaigning with, and championing the causes, of local people. By 'putting communities first’ listening to, and acting on behalf of all local residents I will be a strong voice for our area at County Hall."

In his spare time Peter enjoys the theatre, city breaks and attending horse race meetings across the country.

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15 Dec 2016

MP SEEKS URGENT MEETING WITH SECRETARY OF STATE TO DISCUSS GEORGE ELIOT HOSPITAL

MP SEEKS URGENT MEETING WITH SECRETARY OF STATE TO DISCUSS GEORGE ELIOT HOSPITAL

David Tredinnick MP
administrator Thu, 15/12/2016 - 12:16

David Tredinnick, MP for Bosworth, has today written to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, to request an urgent meeting to discuss concerns that George Eliot hospital's A&E department has been earmarked for closure.

 

David Tredinnick said, “Whilst any decisions on the reconfiguration of local health services will be subject to a public consultation, to which I have encouraged local people to make submissions, I cannot ignore the concerns put to me by local residents. It is for this reason that I have asked to see Jeremy Hunt to discuss the matter.”

 

He added, “I have always campaigned to retain health services locally, and have regular meetings with local health officials to keep up to date with local health plans. Some proposals in the Sustainability and Transformation Plan could improve the quality of local health services, but the threat to George Eliot hospital A&E in Nuneaton could have a negative impact on as many as a third of people in Hinckley and Bosworth.”

 

The Bosworth MP is also working with colleagues in Warwickshire on this important local matter.

 

 

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08 Dec 2016

MP & Council Leader Urge Local People to Make Their Views Known on NHS Plans

MP & Council Leader Urge Local People to Make Their Views Known on NHS Plans

Sunnyside Hospital
administrator Thu, 08/12/2016 - 15:36

David Tredinnick, Bosworth’s Member of Parliament, and Cllr Mike Hall, Leader of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, are urging local residents to fully engage and take part in the NHS consultation on its proposals for the future of local services as outlined in its Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).

 

The STP aims to build on the NHS Better Together Programme, which addressed many issues, particularly the reconfiguring of acute hospital services to address long standing issues around the condition of NHS premises and how they are utilised. The Hinckley and District Hospital on Mount Road is deemed by the STP as not fit for purpose for providing modern healthcare, and unfortunately does not have the scope to accommodate the expansion of certain local services and does not lend itself to feasible NHS re-use. As such, it is proposed to move services to other sites, with the X-ray and Ultrasound departments moving into Hinckley Health Centre, which is directly next to the Mount Road Hospital and which will be refurbished to provide the extra clinical rooms needed.

 

Other services will be moved to the Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital (Sunnyside), which is one of the best condition facilities in the area, and has plenty of scope for investment to expand the range of local services available.

 

David Tredinnick said, “There are huge and growing pressures facing the NHS. There is a need to ensure that existing services are upgraded in the best possible way to meet the changing needs of patients and the requirements of modern healthcare.

 

“When I look at these proposals my priority is to ensure that key health services are retained locally, and that there are modern, fit for purpose facilities which provide the best quality care for local residents. I believe that these proposals go some way to achieving this but it is more important what local people think so I urge as many people as possible to take part in the NHS consultation on these plans.” 

 

Cllr Mike Hall said, “Through engaging with the NHS in this process the Borough Council has helped ensure that key health services remain in Hinckley rather than being transferred to Coventry or Leicester.  I join David Tredinnick in encouraging local people to carefully consider all of the STP proposals affecting our area and make their views known during the forthcoming consultation period.

 

“Furthermore, given the reported proposals in the Warwickshire STP to move facilities, possibly including A&E and maternity, from the George Eliot hospital in Nuneaton, it is important that people in Hinckley & Bosworth also make their views known on this development.”

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28 Nov 2016

Tredinnick’s Car Parking Charges Bill Passes Second Reading

Tredinnick’s Car Parking Charges Bill Passes Second Reading

David Tredinnick MP
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Bosworth MP David Tredinnick's Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Private Member’s Bill passed its Second Reading in the House of Commons today.

Extracts from the debate are copied below:

Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Bill

David Tredinnick (Bosworth) (Con)

I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.

It is my good fortune to be able to introduce my Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Bill, which I understand has the backing of not only the Government but Santa Claus. I had a note down my chimney last night, and I shall explain why. The Bill will be very helpful to local authorities, particularly at Christmas time, when cities and towns are full of shoppers and councils might want to reduce, or waive altogether, some on-street and off-street parking charges.

The Bill makes provision for reductions in charges without the need for the current requirement of 21 days’ notice. Local authorities will in future, under clause 2, need to consult if they want to increase their charges.

The Bill has only two clauses, and I must tell colleagues that I fended off several organisations that wanted to add a whole range of further clauses. However, this is the second Bill on a Friday and I am under no illusions about my needing the support of the Chamber for the Bill to progress.

The Bill amends the existing powers of the Secretary of State at sections 35C and 46A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to make regulations providing for the procedure to be followed by local authorities giving notice to vary charges at both off-street and on-street parking places. That allows for new regulations to be made that revise the existing regulations to reduce the burden on local authorities that are seeking to lower their charges. In addition, the Bill allows for a new power that will mean that local authorities will need to consult if they want to increase their parking charges under an existing traffic order. I hope that answers my colleagues’ questions.

Town centres such as that of Hinckley, the vibrant town in Leicestershire that I represent, are at the heart of our local communities. Parking has the potential to enhance the economic vitality of town centres such as Hinckley’s.

Wendy Morton (Aldridge-Brownhills) (Con)

I welcome my hon. Friend’s Bill. Does he agree that it will make it much easier for councils to reduce car parking charges? That can only be a good thing not just for local businesses, but for local residents. It will encourage us all to shop locally and support our town centres.

David Tredinnick

I was astonished when I looked into this matter that that was not already in a council’s portfolio of options. That is why I have brought the Bill to the House. I was absolutely amazed. The reform will allow local authorities to react more quickly to market changes and allow greater flexibility if they are looking to put in place reduced parking charges or even free parking. It also puts local authorities on an even footing ​with the private sector—this is important—by allowing local authorities at short notice to provide free or discounted parking to support town centre events.

That is the Santa Claus aspect. In the run-up to Christmas, councils may want to allow a market to take place at short notice and could stimulate that market by reducing charges or waiving them altogether. Requiring 21 days’ notice, with the notice to be published in the local newspaper and posted at appropriate places on the street, is bureaucratic and totally unnecessary. It is important that councils should engage their local communities when they are raising charges, to help ensure that the business community is aware of any proposals and to help it make informed comment about them. The Bill will reinforce what should be good practice.

Standing here on behalf of my constituency, which includes the big town of Hinckley on the A5, I can say with some pride that Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council already consults the Town Centre Partnership on changes to charging ahead of publishing any notice of variation in the local media. It also has a joint car-parking working group with the Business Improvement District and the Town Centre Partnership to consider issues as they arise. If I had intervened more fully in last Wednesday’s debate, I might have said that that would be an appropriate way forward for Stevenage; perhaps Stevenage can talk to Hinckley about the way Hinckley does things. I am pleased to put on the record that example of best practice.

I am also pleased to report that, in the past, Hinckley has offered free parking at Christmas. My local council assures me that the Bill would allow it to temporarily reduce charges, meaning that it could still generate some revenue while supporting town centre businesses. There is a good relationship between the council and the business community in Hinckley, but the Bill will add flexibility, which is why it is so important. It will allow Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council to consider a new range of parking incentives, which is very much to be welcomed.

Let me give a couple of examples. It would allow the council to develop temporary incentives for under-utilised car parks, to increase awareness of those parking assets. I pressed the chief executive of the council for more examples locally, and it could—people in my area might be interested to learn that these are not council policy but options that might be put before it—temporarily introduce a 50p charge for all-day parking on long-stays on Saturdays in the run-up to Christmas. It could introduce a 50p all-day charge on the Trinity Vicarage car park, which the council has been trying to get greater use of, until usage increases, and the charge could then be removed. Finally—this is interesting—I am told that councillors might be invited to consider a charge of 50p for three hours on all short-stays in January and February, which are generally quieter months; obviously, that is after Christmas, and there is not much going on.

Hinckley—the town I have had the honour to represent for a long time—has been shortlisted in the large market category of the Great British High Street competition. Let me put that in context. Unusually for a town of its size—it has a population of 30,000—it is signposted pretty much from the moment people leave London, and the signposts are there once people get just outside ​the M25. That is because Hinckley is a very important town on Watling Street—the Roman road going to the north-west—or what is now the A5. It has a great history, going back to the making of silk stockings; it was one of two towns in England that produced silk stockings, Wokingham being the other. It has a very proud history of hosiery and knitwear production. It actually has a catchment area of half a million people within a 15-minute drive. I checked the numbers today: Hinckley has over 400 businesses, of which nearly 300 are independent, and the vacancy rate is less than 5%. That is a great thing for the town of Hinckley.

As we are talking about markets, it is worth mentioning that the charter market in Hinckley was 700 years old in 2011, and it is open for business three days a week. Not only that, but we have fantastic town centre festivals, including the Soap Box Derby, which is great fun; St George’s Day; and the largest town centre classic motor show in the midlands. We have also had a rally in the middle of the town; I do not know how the council got permission for that, but it did, and well done.

Parking is crucial to the success of the events, which are attended not only by thousands of local people, but by visitors from further afield, leading to—I will use the jargon—an increased spiking of 1,000% in footfall. That means a whole lot of new people coming into the town and wanting to park, so making parking easier is much better for business. The flexibilities that the Bill would introduce would go a long way to enhancing the event experience in town, and parking is, of course, often the visitor’s first experience and impression.

As I have said, I understand that the Government support the Bill’s purpose. The Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, my hon. Friend the Member for Nuneaton, may wish to say a little more about the points that I have raised. I do not need to be psychic—he is on the Front Bench—to imagine that that will be the case. Crucially, the Bill also has the support of Santa Claus, so I commend it to the House.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Mr Marcus Jones)

I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bosworth (David Tredinnick), who is my constituency neighbour, on securing his place in the ballot for private Members’ Bills and on his excellent speech. The Bill that he has introduced to the House is important legislation. I believe it offers a reform that will have a real, lasting and very positive impact on many of our town centres.

I was delighted to hear about my hon. Friend’s own town of Hinckley. I was also delighted to hear that it is in the final of the Great British High Street awards, and I wish it well in its endeavours. I have quite close links with Hinckley. In the late 1970s, when I was very small, my parents ran two record shops. One was in Nuneaton, which is now my constituency. As a very young infant, I spent time in a pram at the back of that shop, so I know my constituency extremely well. As a youngster, I also used to spend time in our shop in neighbouring Hinckley, so I also know my hon. Friend’s constituency extremely well.

I welcome the improvements that the Conservative council in Hinckley has made in recent years. It is good to see how it is working with the local business community. In the summer, I was absolutely delighted to go along to speak to the Hinckley chamber of trade. I met some excellent and very well-informed business people, who seem to have an excellent rapport with their local authority.

Wendy Morton

I cannot let this moment pass without saying that, although the towns and villages in my constituency have not entered the awards, they have excellent town and village centres. Does the Minister agree that we should all support all our town and village centres to thrive and prosper, and to play their important part in supporting local communities?

Mr Jones

My hon. Friend makes a timely intervention because today is what is now called “Black Friday”, when many people take to high streets, town centres and out-of-town shopping centres or go on the internet. At a time when we are all starting to think about Christmas shopping—some of us have planned more than others in that regard—and when we are spending significant amounts of money, people should think about shopping in their local high streets and town centres when they can. People often complain when high street shops close because there has not been enough demand to keep them going, but at the same time they often buy things on the internet from a range of retailers, so I encourage people at this time of year to use their local high street or town centre. I suspect that parking is an issue with which most Members of this House are very familiar. Both as a constituency MP and as a Minister, I find that my postbag is kept very busy by this important issue. Indeed, many of my hon. Friends write to me about it regularly on behalf of their constituents. I suspect that even after this important Bill has gone through the House, as I hope it will, this will remain a subject for which the Royal Mail is very grateful, such is the general public’s view of excessive parking charges.

High streets and town centres continue to play an essential role in the lives of our communities, and parking plays a major role as the gateway to our town centres. That was recognised by the Conservative-led coalition Government in a number of reforms of parking facilities owned by local authorities. They made it mandatory for local authorities to provide 10-minute grace periods for all on-street parking bays and off-street car parks. That gives town centre shoppers far greater flexibility, and allows them to complete their shopping ​and other business in the town centre without having to worry that they are going to overrun by a few minutes on the parking meter.

The previous Government were also concerned by the use of closed circuit television cars, which were mentioned by the Opposition spokesman, whom I welcome to his place. In many cases, those are being used as nothing more than a revenue-generating tool. That is why, in addition to the grace period, the previous Government banned the sending of parking tickets through the post by local authorities, so individuals now have a far greater degree of certainty. If, when they get back to their car, they unfortunately have a ticket, they know that the ticket is there and has to be dealt with, rather than not knowing about it on the day and ending up with a ticket through the post weeks later, when they cannot recall whether they were at that particular location, and so whether they can challenge the ticket. That was an extremely important move forward.

We are also looking at further reforms to the local government transparency code, following a recent consultation. We intend to amend the code so that motorists can see at first hand a complete breakdown of the parking charges that their councils impose and how much they raise. My hon. Friend the Member for South East Cornwall (Mrs Murray) mentioned that we must be careful that our car parks are not used simply as revenue generators or cash cows, because although it is important that local authorities are able to pay for the provision and maintenance of council car parks, it is also extremely important to recognise that car parks are there for the pure and simple reason that they allow people who want to come into a town to use the shops, restaurants and bars. We should never forget that.

The Bill brought forward by my hon. Friend the Member for Bosworth continues in that vein, recognising councils’ need for flexibility, but also the need to involve local communities in the decision-making process. The involvement of local communities in these decisions is extremely important. As has been said, the local community has a backstop, when it comes to any decision that a local authority makes, as it can kick that particular administration out at an election. However, given how councils are often made up and how often elections occur, that is not always that easy, and it can take some time. This issue is so important to the vitality of high streets and town centres, many of which create the jobs in our constituencies, so it is extremely important that local people and local businesses are consulted before any changes are made that could have a detrimental effect.

Wendy Morton

This topic affects anybody who drives into a town centre or a car park owned by a council. Does the Minister agree that the Bill would enable those who use those services to make their voice heard, through the consultation, directly by the council? That can only be a good thing for community engagement and democracy.

Mr Jones

I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend. A question often asked, in this House and in the country, is how we can engage our communities more, to get them to get out and vote. The more a local authority engages, the more it will encourage people to do that. The good thing about the Bill is that where a council is doing the right thing for a local area by dropping parking charges to welcome businesses on to their high street or into their town centre, and to facilitate things for them, there will be no obligation on them to go through a lengthy consultation. They will need to consult when they wish to increase car parking charges—a change that could well be against the will of local people.

We are not saying that this is a one-size-fits-all situation. We are saying the Bill will make it quicker and easier for local authorities to do the right thing where they think it necessary.

The Bill offers a real opportunity for councils to take a far more flexible approach to supporting their high streets, for example by responding to the opportunity of town centre festivals. We are coming up to Christmas; many councils reduce car parking charges over the festive season, and the Bill will facilitate that by removing bureaucracy.

This is a real opportunity. The Bill will allow councils, when there are festivals, to use the celebrations to demonstrate how good our town centres and high streets are. People lead busy lives and they do not necessarily pop to the high street or the town centre to do their shopping. They might do their shopping and even banking—through apps and so on—on the internet. We often find that because people do not have a reason to go to a high street or town centre, they forget to frequent them. That is a real pity. Any festival, or anything else, that can bring them back into town, make them think, “This is somewhere I should visit and do a lot of my shopping”, and refresh their memory is a good thing.

One thing I learned from my involvement in the Great British High Street competition when I was the Minister with responsibility for high streets last year was that people up and down the country had a passion for their high streets. When I was chairman of the all-party group for town centres, I led a Backbench Business debate in this Chamber. I think that was when you, Madam Deputy Speaker, were the Chair of the Backbench Business Committee, which I later had the great pleasure to serve on under your chairmanship. If I recall correctly, about 70 right hon. and hon. Members attended that debate, which filled a full six hours. It just showed, as my hon. Friend the Member for Bosworth did in introducing the Bill, what passion there is for our high streets and town centres. If a place can get its high street and town centre right, it can create an experience that visitors will not get on the internet or in an out-of-town shopping park, and that is why we should do everything we can, as legislators, to facilitate the use of our town centres and put them on a long-term, sustainable basis.

The Bill offers flexibility on car parking charges, but as has been discussed by hon. Members, there is concern about local authorities deciding to raise charges without consulting businesses, as does happen. The Government think it fit and proper, therefore, that where councils intend to put them up, they are responsive to local concerns and should have to consult local people before seeking to do so.

The Bill brought forward by my hon. Friend the Member for Bosworth, which provides for consultation if local authorities want to raise the charges on an existing traffic order, is a sensible reform that strikes a balance between the need of local authorities to set fair car parking charges and the need to consider the views of local communities. I appreciate the points made and thank him for introducing this important Bill. The Government support its intentions, not just because it delivers on one of their objectives, but because it encourages a model of more effective support for our great British high streets and town centres. As we can see in the Chamber, such is the enthusiasm for our high streets among Members from across the country that we should think carefully before doing anything that might cause harm or detriment to them; we should applaud councils that want to reduce charges and welcome more people into their area, and enable them to do so. This matters to local people, and it should matter to the House.

David Tredinnick

Whenever I have got to my feet in this House over the years, I have always tried to keep in the back of my mind that our job as Members of Parliament is to improve the quality of life of the people we represent. Having listened to today’s debate, I can say in all honesty that this modest two-clause Bill will improve the quality of life in every city and town in this country. I am most grateful for the Government’s support.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a Second time; to stand committed to a Public Bill Committee (Standing Order No. 63). ​

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24 Nov 2016

Tredinnick’s Car Parking Charges Bill Set for Second Reading

Tredinnick’s Car Parking Charges Bill Set for Second Reading

David Tredinnick MP
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Ahead of the Second Reading of his Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Private Member’s Bill on Friday, David Tredinnick MP yesterday took part in a Parliamentary Debate on Car Parking Charges.

Extracts of the debate are copied below:

David Tredinnick (Bosworth) (Con)

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way, and to be able to speak in this debate with the Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, my hon. Friend the Member for Nuneaton (Mr Jones), who is my neighbour in Leicestershire. The constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for Stevenage (Stephen McPartland) has many parallels with mine. We have the MIRA business park and we have very low unemployment. I support what he is trying to do with this debate. On Friday, my private Member’s Bill should receive its Second Reading. It has the twin purpose of allowing councils to reduce parking charges without 21 days’ notice, and introducing a proviso that should councils want to increase parking charges, they will have to consult.

Stephen McPartland

That is an excellent intervention. I would be happy to support my hon. Friend’s private Member’s Bill.​

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Mr Marcus Jones)

The Government must support local people, building skills and spreading best practice, while doing everything we can at a national level to support high street growth.

Let me take this opportunity to commend the private Member’s Bill introduced by my hon. Friend the Member for Bosworth (David Tredinnick). The Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Bill offers an excellent opportunity for a small but sensible reform to local authority car parks. The Bill would give the Government powers to scrap the bureaucratic requirements on local authorities if they wish to lower their car parking charges. That is extremely important, because it offers a real opportunity for councils to be at the forefront, supporting their high streets. For example, they can respond to the opportunity of a town centre festival or event by quickly and flexibly reducing car parking charges. Where areas can do that for specific events, it makes a huge difference. It often attracts a lot of people into the town centre who may live in the area but who do not necessarily visit that town. They can get a feel for the town centre, and often it reminds them what is there and what they can do while they visit.

The Bill would also provide for a consultation requirement if councils wished to increase the charges. Councils often get to the budget-setting process in the year and decide that they want to fill a hole in the revenue budget. Car parking charges are often seen as an easy fix. It is important for councils to have to engage with their local populations and consult to ensure that they are doing the right thing in taking that approach. Charging levels are often a significant concern to town centre businesses, and we think it is fit and proper that councils listen to those businesses before they set their charges. The Bill is on Second Reading on Friday, and I look forward to colleagues in the House supporting it wholeheartedly.

In conclusion, the Government are committed to helping our high streets to adapt to the changing needs of communities and making them fit for the 21st century, but we need to be clear that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Every town is different, but parking has a key role to play in encouraging people to use our town centres. Everyone needs to play their part, with local economic partnerships, local authorities, businesses, communities and local Members of Parliament coming together. Local areas must come together to work on behalf of local businesses, bring local people into our town centres and deliver a package that they can be proud of. As we are seeing, many people are indeed proud of their town centres, because across the country more than 400,000 people have voted for their favourite high street in our Great British high street competition.

Question put and agreed to.

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22 Nov 2016

Tredinnick Backs British Farming

Tredinnick Backs British Farming

David Tredinnick MP supporting local farmers.
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David Tredinnick MP pledged to back Britain’s farmers whilst attending the annual general meeting of the NFU’s Market Bosworth Branch today.

The meeting, held at Fenn Lane Farm, Upton, was well attended by local farmers and David Tredinnick was keen to show his support by signing the pledge to back British farming in the wake of the EU referendum.

David Tredinnick said, “Farming is a key part of the local economy here in the Bosworth constituency and it is in our vital national interests to ensure farmers receive the full backing necessary to operate successfully.”

 

The Pledge to Back British Farming:

1 Build the nation’s food security by improving the

competitiveness, profitability and productivity of UK

agriculture

2 Give British farmers the best possible access to markets

inside and outside the EU

3 Ensure that agri-food imports meet the same high

standards adhered to by British farmers

4 Introduce a domestic agricultural policy that will not put

British farmers at a competitive disadvantage

5 Ensure British farmers and growers have sufficient

supplies of labour

6 Strengthen farming’s environmental role, allowing all

farmers to care for the countryside, wildlife and mitigate

climate change

7 Implement policies that are science and evidence-based to

create a better regulatory environment for British farmers

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23 Sep 2016

Tredinnick Raises Local Health Issues In Commons Debate

Tredinnick Raises Local Health Issues In Commons Debate

David Tredinnick MP raises local healthcare matters.
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May I congratulate my old Whip on his elevation to being the Minister of State, Department of Health? I hope that he brings with him all the skills he learned at the Ministry of Defence, as there are many tough challenges ahead. At a time when there is upheaval in every Department in Whitehall, I suggest that this is a good time for him to look afresh at where the Department of Health is going, and I want to propose some initiatives.

This debate is divided neatly into sustainability and transformation. I suggest to the House that, if we are to have a sustainable health service, sustainability will need to be about reducing demand—we must look at ways of reducing the demand on the service—and if we are to have transformation, it will have to include increasing supply and looking for new types of treatments that are available.

I am proud to have represented the middle of England, Leicestershire, for many years, and in particular pretty much the whole area of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council. I would like to share the initiatives that the council has taken since the Health and Social Care Act 2012 came into being, and then suggest what we need to do beyond those kinds of initiatives, taken by a council that is very successful and, I might add, Conservative-controlled.

The council has taken three major initiatives in my constituency. One is getting people of all ages to be more active, including through young people putting on activities such as days for soccer tots aged two to four, bikeability courses for six-year-olds, BMX track work, parachute games, skipping and making smoothies. There are all kinds of activities. The council has also built a new leisure centre, which has been a huge success. The number of people attending swimming in the borough has gone up exponentially. It has produced some excellent facilities.

It is sad to relate, however, that in my constituency 7% of people have diabetes and 68% are recorded as having excess weight, of whom 20% are obese. Obesity in children is still increasing. My point is that however good local people are, we have to take other steps. I can ​see the Chair of the Health Committee, my hon. Friend the Member for Totnes (Dr Wollaston), looking over at me, and she knows what I am going to say, because we worked on this when I was on the Committee: we have to have more action on obesity. The sugar tax is very important and welcome, but it is not enough. We have to deal with diet and food consumption. The template for moving ahead should be the campaign of more than 100 years to stop people smoking and stop cigarettes dominating our lives. That campaign really began with the passage of the Regulation of the Railways Act 1868, which mandated smoke-free carriages to prevent injury to non-smokers, and culminated in England going smoke-free in 2007.

As for the transformation of local services, we need more services, but some are not properly co-ordinated. I served on the Committee for the Osteopaths Act in 1993 and the Chiropractors Act in 1994. Both groups of practitioners are now regulated by an Act of Parliament, but osteopaths, chiropractors and orthopaedic surgeons do not talk. It is ridiculous. Far too many people are having operations who could be dealt with by chiropractors or osteopaths. The head of the Professional Standards Authority, Harry Cayton, regulates 17 registers and says that of the 63,000 practitioners on those 17 accredited registers, covering 25 occupations, far too few are being used in the health service. That is very sad.

I will finish on this point, for the benefit of the Chair of the Health Committee as much as anything: homeopathy has been officially recognised by the Swiss Government as legitimate medicine to coexist with conventional medicine, following a 2009 Swiss referendum—referendums are not only in Scotland—when two thirds of the population decided that they wanted homeopathy, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, herbal medicine and holistic medicine as part of their health service. Swiss insurance companies now agree.

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22 Jul 2016

COUNCILLORS PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON EARL SHILTON’S & BARWELL’S FUTURE EDUCATIONAL AND INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS

County Councillor Janice Richards has attended the open day at the newly formed Heath Lane Academy in Earl Shilton following the merger of the William Bradford and Heathfield schools. 

Earl Shilton's and Barwell's County Councillors, Janice Richards and Ruth Camamile, are to have a number of meetings with officials at the County Council and Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council to address issues in respect of infrastructure and services in their expanding communities.     

 

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22 Jul 2016

COUNCILLORS PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON EARL SHILTON’S & BARWELL’S FUTURE EDUCATIONAL AND INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS

COUNCILLORS PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON EARL SHILTON’S & BARWELL’S FUTURE EDUCATIONAL AND INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS

County Councillor Janice Richards
County Councillor Ruth Camamile
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County Councillor Janice Richards has attended the open day at the newly formed Heath Lane Academy in Earl Shilton following the merger of the William Bradford and Heathfield schools. 

Cllr Janice Richards said, “I was very impressed with the work the staff and students have achieved in such a short time.  The new school uniform is also impressive and I was able to witness 600 students each receiving their new school tie. Whilst I look forward to paying a further visit when the new term gets underway, the success of the new Academy highlights the importance of planning for future educational needs in growing communities such as Earl Shilton and Barwell”.

The area’s county councillors Janice Richards (Earl Shilton Division, which includes part of Barwell) and Ruth Camamile (Mallory Division, which includes the larger part of Barwell) have been concerned for some time with issues resulting from the amount of impending developments to be built in Earl Shilton and Barwell in addition to recent significant house building.  Both councillors have persistently argued that vital facilities and infrastructure in the area needs to be properly assessed sooner rather than later. 

One key issue Cllr Richards and Cllr Camamile are keen to see progress is the potential use of the former Art Deco Heathfield building with its swimming pool facilities and playing fields as a new primary school.

Janice said, “There is already a need for more school places in primary schools in the area as some parents cannot now get their first choice places for their children.  As there are 4,500 houses to be built in Earl Shilton and Barwell on top of the developments already under construction it is essential that issues around infrastructure and key services such as schools, doctors, dentist etc are given due consideration at this stage.”

Councillors Janice Richards and Ruth Camamile are to have a number of meetings with officers at County Council and Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council to address the matter.

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12 Jul 2016

MP Joins Neighbourhood Food Collection

Bosworth’s Member of Parliament joined Neighbourhood Food Collection volunteers and staff at Hinckley's Tesco superstore to help collect food items for vulnerable people in Hinckley & Bosworth.

David Tredinnick MP joined Neighbourhood Food Collection volunteers and store staff at Hinckley's Tesco superstore to help collect food items for vulnerable people in the local area.

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12 Jul 2016

MP Joins Neighbourhood Food Collection

MP Joins Neighbourhood Food Collection

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Bosworth’s Member of Parliament joined Neighbourhood Food Collection volunteers and staff at Hinckley's Tesco superstore to help collect food items for vulnerable people in Hinckley & Bosworth.

David Tredinnick said, “The work undertaken throughout Hinckley & Bosworth by Neighbourhood Food Collection volunteers is vital in ensuring that vulnerable people in the area receive the assistance they require. 

“Staff members at Tesco’s Hinckley superstore have also embraced this key community initiative and are keen to offer all the help they can to assist in providing food for local people in need.”

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29 Jun 2016

Respect the Will of the People says David Tredinnick

Following the result of yesterday's EU Referendum Bosworth MP David Tredinnick said:

Following the result of yesterday's EU Referendum Bosworth MP David Tredinnick said:

"The British people delivered a clear result in the referendum and that decision must now be respected.  There is no legitimate case for a second referendum. The country now needs to come together in a constructive way and move forward to address key issues to ensure a positive and prosperous future for the United Kingdom."

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29 Jun 2016

Respect the Will of the People says David Tredinnick

Respect the Will of the People says David Tredinnick

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Following the result of yesterday's EU Referendum Bosworth MP David Tredinnick said:

"The British people delivered a clear result in the referendum and that decision must now be respected.  There is no legitimate case for a second referendum. The country now needs to come together in a constructive way and move forward to address key issues to ensure a positive and prosperous future for the United Kingdom.

"I am disappointed that David Cameron has decided to step down as Prime Minister, as I believe he has made a great contribution to our country. He has been an excellent Prime Minister and I wish him every success for his future, whether that is inside or outside of politics.

"I do believe that had the Remain side handled the referendum campaign differently there may have been a different result. It has become apparent since the result that many people registered a protest vote against the Government, and many voted in the referendum not on European issues but on concerns and discontent about other matters which affect their lives. Others felt that the EU institutions could not be reformed sufficiently and that voting out was the only solution.

"However, having campaigned for many years to secure a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, I have always made it clear that the final decision was for the British people to make, not politicians.  They have made that decision. Therefore, it is not the time for politicians to question last week’s result but to work collectively on implementing the will of the people in the best interests of the country as a whole."

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23 Jun 2016

MP Thanks Air Ambulance

David Tredinnick has visited the Air Ambulance shop in Hinckley.

The Bosworth MP thanked staff at the Castle Street shop for their fundraising which helps keep the emergency helicopters flying in Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Rutland.

The Air Ambulance receives no tax-payer funding and with each call-out costing £1,700, the service relies on the hard work of volunteers.

Bosworth MP David Tredinnick has visited Hinckley's Air Ambulance store to thank staff for their fundraising work.

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23 Jun 2016

MP Thanks Air Ambulance

MP Thanks Air Ambulance

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David Tredinnick has visited the Air Ambulance shop in Hinckley.

The Bosworth MP thanked staff at the Castle Street shop for their fundraising which helps keep the emergency helicopters flying in Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Rutland.

The Air Ambulance receives no tax-payer funding and with each call-out costing £1,700, the service relies on the hard work of volunteers.

David said, "The Air Ambulance provides a vital service that has saved numerous lives locally and it was a great pleasure to call in at the Hinckley store and meet some of the people who work so hard to raise the funds to keep the helicopters flying.  Quite simply, the Air Ambulance is often the difference between life and death and I am grateful to all the volunteers who give up their time to ensure the service continues."  

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20 Jun 2016

David Tredinnick MP Will Vote to Remain - Statement:

I have listened to very powerful arguments both in favour of remaining in the EU, and leaving. I genuinely believe that both have a strong case which is why I have taken time to declare my position. I do not for one minute think that the EU doesn’t have its flaws which must be addressed, but I believe that these can best be addressed from within.

David Tredinnick sets out why he will vote to remain in the EU but says the final decision is for the British people not MPs.

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20 Jun 2016

David Tredinnick MP Will Vote to Remain - Statement:

David Tredinnick MP Will Vote to Remain - Statement:

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I have listened to very powerful arguments both in favour of remaining in the EU, and leaving. I genuinely believe that both have a strong case which is why I have taken time to declare my position. I do not for one minute think that the EU doesn’t have its flaws which must be addressed, but I believe that these can best be addressed from within. In addition, I do not believe that the “Out” campaign has demonstrated that the UK will be better off in a number of fundamental ways which affect people’s lives daily, such as the economy and security. As such, my balanced judgement is that we should remain in and I will be voting accordingly on 23rd June. However, the final decision will be made by the British public, not politicians.

 

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22 Apr 2016

Tredinnick Campaigns in Police & Crime Commissioner Election

David Tredinnick has been campaigning in Hinckley for Neil Bannister, the Conservative candidate in the Police & Crime Commisioner Election on Thursday 5th May. 

David Tredinnick has been campaigning in Hinckley for Neil Bannister, the Conservative candidate in the Police & Crime Commisioner Election on Thursday 5th May. 

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22 Apr 2016

Tredinnick Campaigns in Police & Crime Commissioner Election

Tredinnick Campaigns in Police & Crime Commissioner Election

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David Tredinnick has been campaigning in Hinckley for Neil Bannister, the Conservative candidate in the Police & Crime Commisioner Election on Thursday 5th May. 

David said, "With the vigorous debate continuing over the EU referendum it is easy to overlook the forthcoming PCC election but it's important that people go out and vote.  Neil Bannister has vast experience in the area of law and order and I know he will work to ensure effective policing for the people of Hinckley & Bosworth so I urge voters to support Neil on Thursday 5th May".   

 

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31 Mar 2016

Local Residents Clean for the Queen

The Mayor of Hinckley & Bosworth Cllr Janice Richards joined residents of Barwell and Earl Shilton as they picked litter as part of the 'clean for the Queen' initiative.

Residents of Barwell and Earl Shilton were joined the Mayor of Hinckley & Bosworth Cllr Janice Richards as they picked litter as part of the 'clean for the Queen' initiative.

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31 Mar 2016

Local Residents Clean for the Queen

Local Residents Clean for the Queen

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The Mayor of Hinckley & Bosworth Cllr Janice Richards joined residents of Barwell and Earl Shilton as they picked litter as part of the 'clean for the Queen' initiative.

Janice said, "It is wonderful to see the effort local people are making to help clean up their communities and keep the area free of litter.  The project to mark the Queen's 90th birthday is a fantastic initiative but a greater tribute to Her Majesty would be for people to stop dropping litter in the first place.  

"I can't thank enough the residents who are helping to clean up the Borough in the way.  They should be very proud of their efforts."

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24 Mar 2016

Prime Minister’s Questions – Tredinnick asks about working with Russia to defeat terrorism.

During Prime Minister’s Questions today in the House of Commons, Bosworth’s MP asked David Cameron about working with Russia to strengthen the fight against terrorism as it once again made its evil mark on a European capital city.

At Prime Minister’s Questions today in the House of Commons, Bosworth’s MP asked David Cameron about working with Russia to strengthen the fight against terrorism as it once again made its evil mark on a European capital city.

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24 Mar 2016

Prime Minister’s Questions – Tredinnick asks about working with Russia to defeat terrorism.

Prime Minister’s Questions – Tredinnick asks about working with Russia to defeat terrorism.

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During Prime Minister’s Questions today in the House of Commons, Bosworth’s MP asked David Cameron about working with Russia to strengthen the fight against terrorism as it once again made its evil mark on a European capital city.

David Tredinnick MP, “Is my Rt Hon. Friend aware of the remarks this morning by the Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergie Lavrov – that we should put aside our differences and that terrorists should not be allowed to run the show?  Does my Rt Hon. Friend agree that we would be stronger if we could work together, but to do that we will have to have a better understanding of Russia’s security needs? 

David Cameron MP, The Prime Minister, replied, “Of course, we want to work with everyone we can to combat terrorism, but particularly when it comes to what is happening in Syria it is vitally important that the Russians stop any attacks and do not restart any attacks against moderate Sunnis and moderate Syrian opposition, which clearly have to form a part of that country.  We cannot in the end defeat terrorism simply through the use of guns and missiles.  We defeat terrorism through governance and good working democracies, because in that way people can see their own interests being represented by the countries in which they live.”

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21 Mar 2016

Clean for the Queen!

Thankyou to everybody who came out to help councillors in the ongoing campaign against littering in the local area.

Thankyou to everybody who came out to help councillors in the ongoing campaign against littering in the local area.

There was a great turnout for Cllr Jan Kirby's '‪#‎CleanfortheQueen‬ day in the DeMontfort Ward!

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21 Mar 2016

Clean for the Queen!

Clean for the Queen!

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Thankyou to everybody who came out to help councillors in the ongoing campaign against littering in the local area.

There was a great turnout for Cllr Jan Kirby's '‪#‎CleanfortheQueen‬ day in the DeMontfort Ward!

thanks to HBBC Officers for their organising and turning out to help

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11 Mar 2016

MP VISITS ‘ADAPT’ PREMATURE BABIES CHARITY IN HINCKLEY

David Tredinnick MP has visited ADAPT in Hinckley to learn of the charity’s work in supporting families with premature babies in the local area.

Local MP David Tredinnick has today visited ADAPT in Hinckley to learn of the charity’s work in supporting families with premature babies in the local area.

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11 Mar 2016

MP VISITS ‘ADAPT’ PREMATURE BABIES CHARITY IN HINCKLEY

MP VISITS ‘ADAPT’ PREMATURE BABIES CHARITY IN HINCKLEY

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David Tredinnick MP has visited ADAPT in Hinckley to learn of the charity’s work in supporting families with premature babies in the local area.

A totally self-funded organisation, ADAPT was set up by parents for parents and they try to help wherever they can, including offering support and advice whilst babies are being cared for in the Neonatal Unit.  The charity’s support doesn’t stop when babies leave hospital, however, with a number of ADAPT groups called the In-B-Tweenies run in the community. 

David Tredinnick said, “It was a pleasure to visit ADAPT, which is an excellent charity set up to support families during a particularly traumatic time, to learn more about their work throughout the area. 

“ADAPT is also campaigning on number of issues related to its work, including the need to monitor premature children in school.  A recent study by the University of Warwick has found children born prior to 34 weeks have poorer reading and math skills compared to those born at full term yet it is reported that 8-out-of-10 teachers treat premature pupils just like any other.  

“This is just one of the issues I intend to pursue in order to assist this excellent charity with its vitally important work for local parents and premature children.” 

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28 Jan 2016

TREDINNICK WELCOMES RETENTION OF TWO FIRE ENGINES IN HINCKLEY

David Tredinnick MP has welcomed news that increased funding from the Government for the Leicestershire Fire Authority will see the retention of two Fire Engines in Hinckley. 

Bosworth MP David Tredinnick has welcomed news that increased Government funding for the Leicestershire Fire Authority will see the retention of two Fire Engines in Hinckley.

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14 Jan 2016

Leicestershire MPs and County Council Leader meet Local Government Minister to discuss funding

Leicestershire County Council’s Leader Nick Rushton, today met six of the seven Leicestershire MPs, to brief Local Government Minister, Marcus Jones MP, on the tough budget situation facing the Council.

Today Leicestershire County Council’s Leader Nick Rushton, met Leicestershire MPs, to brief Local Government Minister, Marcus Jones MP, on the tough budget situation facing the Council.

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04 Dec 2015

CONSERVATIVES WIN BARWELL BY-ELECTION

The Conservatives have gained another seat on Barwell Parish Council, as a result of yesterday’s by-election victory in the village’s Charnwood Ward.

Local resident Andrew Baines topped the poll with 171 votes in a closely fought contest and will now take his seat on Barwell Parish Council. 

As a result of yesterday’s by-election victory in the village’s Charnwood Ward, the Conservatives have gained another seat on Barwell Parish Council.

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26 Nov 2015

Tredinnick welcomes fair funding breakthrough in Comprehensive Spending Review

David Tredinnick has welcomed the Chancellor’s commitment to introduce fair school funding as part of today’s Comprehensive Spending Review.  A new funding formula will set a national rate that every school will receive for each pupil, with additional funding for those with extra needs.  Crucially, from 2017-18 onwards the resources schools and local authorities will receive will be based on pupil characteristics rather than historic political calculations.  The Department for Education will consult on the detail of the announcement in early 2016.

David Tredinnick has welcomed the Chancellor’s commitment to introduce fair school funding as part of today’s Comprehensive Spending Review.  

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26 Nov 2015

Big Switch-on For Hinckley's Christmas Lights

David Tredinnick MP joined Hinckley & Bosworth’s Mayor Cllr Janice Richards for the switch-on of Hinckley’s Christmas lights and a visit to the town’s famous Tin Hat Fair. 

David said. “Great fun was had by all and Hinckley Town Centre looks fantastic lit up for Christmas.  Once again, the town’s traders and the Borough Council provided a wonderful occasion for shoppers and revellers to enjoy despite the onset of wintry weather”.  

Hinckley & Bosworth’s Mayor Cllr Janice Richards was joined by David Tredinnick MP for the switch-on of Hinckley’s Christmas lights and a visit to the town’s famous Tin Hat Fair.

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05 Nov 2015

What A Load of Rubbish

Another Community Clean Up event has been held at Burbage Common with Cllr Jan Kirby and volunteers picking up litter throughout the popular recreation area.

De Montfort Borough Councillor Jan Kirby has once again been helping to clean up Burbage Common with a Halloween themed litter pick.

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02 Nov 2015

Bosworth MP Visits Forterra’s Busy Brickworks

The local MP has visited a busy brickworks in Desford to see how the recovering construction industry is impacting local jobs.

David Tredinnick MP has visited a busy brickworks in Desford to see how the recovering construction industry is impacting local jobs. 

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27 Oct 2015

Tredinnick and Over 100 MPs Write to the Prime Minister to Demand Fair School Funding

Bosworth's Member of Parliament and 110 other MPs have written an open letter to David Cameron calling on the Government to deliver school funding reform.  The MPs, working on a cross-party basis, asked the Prime Minister to implement the funding formula proposed by the F40 campaign group, which would ensure fair funding based on pupil need.

David Tredinnick and 110 other MPs have written an open letter to David Cameron calling on the Government to deliver school funding reform.  The MPs, working on a cross-party basis, asked the Prime Minister to implement the funding formula proposed by the F40 campaign group, which would ensure fair funding based on pupil need.

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12 Oct 2015

Burbage Common breathes again!

Councillor Jan Kirby and fellow volunteers recently made the most of the great autumnal weather by helping their local community. The steadfast group committed their Sunday morning to cleaning up the beautiful asset of Burbage Common, making a nicer, safer, and cleaner place for local residents to relax and play. 

Councillor Jan Kirby and fellow volunteers recently made the most of the great autumnal weather by helping their local community. The steadfast group committed their Sunday morning to cleaning up the beautiful asset of Burbage Common, making a nicer, safer, and cleaner place for local residents to relax and play. 

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26 Aug 2015

Carnival Weekend!

This bank holiday weekend is a lively time for the constiuency, with events happening all over, there's something for everybody to enjoy.

Going along with this weekends bright weather forecast, the local area will be erupting in colour, cheer, and charity fundraising. Local residents all over the constituency will be spolit for choice as events take place in Hinckley, Barwell, and Witherley. 

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22 Jul 2015

MP WELCOMES LOCAL SPORTS CLUB GRANT

David Tredinnick MP has welcomed a grant to Market Bosworth Sports Club from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund.

Local MP David Tredinnick has welcomed a grant to Market Bosworth Sports Club from the Football Foundation’s Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund.

Market Bosworth Sports Club has been awarded a grant of £370,582 to construct a new changing pavilion.

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22 Jul 2015

Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan Goes To Referendum

Following a successful application in 2011 to be a forerunner as part of the Neighbourhood Vanguard Scheme, the Market Bosworth Neighbourhood plan has passed the latest hurdle in its development.

Following a successful application in 2011 to be a forerunner as part of the Neighbourhood Vanguard Scheme, the Market Bosworth Neighbourhood plan has passed the latest hurdle in its development. 

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22 Jul 2015

Market Bosworth prepares for Referendum

With just less than a month to go until the referendum, Market Bosworth prepares to go to the polls

Following a successful application in 2011 to be a forerunner as part of the Neighbourhood Vanguard Scheme, the Market Bosworth Neighbourhood plan has passed the latest hurdle in its development. 

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09 Jul 2015

MP Welcomes Budget Measures To Benefit People in Hinckley & Bosworth

Bosworth MP David Tredinnick has welcomed today's Budget measures delivering further income tax cuts for hardworking people in Hinckley & Bosworth.

David Tredinnick MP has welcomed further income tax cuts for hardworking people in Hinckley & Bosworth, delivering on the Conservatives’ key election promise to raise the personal allowance.

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19 Jun 2015

Barwell Shoppers Raise Money for Earthquake Appeal

Funds have been raised for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal by shoppers in Barwell.  Just over £65 was placed in a collection tin by customers of the Londis store on Kirby Road with Devanand Pandala, who runs the shop, rounding the figure up to £100.

Shoppers in Barwell have raised £100 towards the Nepal Earthquake Appeal.  Just over £65 was placed in a collection tin by customers of the Londis store on Kirby Road with Devanand Pandala, who runs the shop, rounding the figure up to £100.

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16 Jun 2015

Memorial To Earl Shilton’s Waterloo Six Unveiled

Cllr Janice Richards, Mayor of Hinckley & Bosworth, and David Tredinnick MP today took part in the service to mark the unveiling of a memorial to the six men from Earl Shilton who fought in the Battle of Waterloo two hundred years ago.

Two hundred years on from the pivotal event in world history, Mayor of Hinckley & Bosworth Cllr Janice Richards and David Tredinnick MP today took part in the service to mark the unveiling of a memorial to the six men from Earl Shilton who fought in the Battle of Waterloo.

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04 Jun 2015

MP RAISES NEED FOR MORE PREVENTION AND CONCERNS OVER OBESITY WITH HEALTH SECRETARY

David Tredinnick, MP for Bosworth, speaking in the Debate on the Address this week, raised a number of health related issues, including the need to focus more on prevention and tackle obesity.

David Tredinnick MP, speaking in the Debate on the Address this week, raised a number of health related issues, including the need to focus more on prevention and tackle obesity. 

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18 May 2015

CLLR MIKE HALL TO LEAD NEW CONSERVATIVE ADMINISTRATION

Cllr Mike Hall has tonight received the endorsement of the Conservative group on Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, and will become Leader of the Authority when it gathers for its Annual Meeting on Tuesday 19th May.  Cllr Kevin Morrell will be Deputy Leader.

Cllr Mike Hall has received the endorsement of the Conservative group on Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, and will become Leader of the Authority when it gathers for its Annual Meeting on Tuesday 19th May.  Cllr Kevin Morrell will be Deputy Leader. 

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12 May 2015

TREDINNICK RE-ELECTED BOSWORTH'S MP

David Tredinnick has been re-elected as Member of Parliament for Bosworth with a much increased majority as the Conservative Party defied all the predictions and formed a majority Government at Westminster.  

David Tredinnick has been re-elected as Member of Parliament for Bosworth with 22,939 votes and a majority of 10,988 as the Conservative Party defied all the predictions and formed a majority Government at Westminster. 

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29 Apr 2015

Positive Campaign

David Tredinnick, Bosworth's Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, is taking his positive campaign throughout Hinckley & Bosworth.

Conservative Parliamentary Candidate David Tredinnick continues to take his positive campaign throughout the constituency.

David said, "I am getting very good feedback from across the area where I am talking to people about the issues that really matter to them such as jobs, taxes and the local planning situation.

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29 Apr 2015

Campaigning Positively Across Bosworth

David Tredinnick, Bosworth's Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, is taking his positive campaign throughout Hinckley & Bosworth.

Conservative Parliamentary Candidate David Tredinnick continues to take his positive campaign throughout the constituency.

David said, "I am getting very good feedback from across the area where I am talking to people about the issues that really matter to them such as jobs, taxes and the local planning situation."

 

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24 Apr 2015

Tredinnick Welcomes Conservative School Funding Pledge

David Tredinnick, Conservative candidate for Bosworth, has enthusiastically welcomed a commitment in the Conservative Party to continue to the increased Government funding for Leicestershire schools.

David Tredinnick, Conservative candidate for Bosworth, has enthusiastically welcomed a commitment in the Conservative Party manifesto to continue to the increased Government funding for Leicestershire schools. 

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30 Mar 2015

Dissolution of Parliament

Following the Dissolution of Parliament there are no MPs. Articles on this site referring to David Tredinnick’s work as the Member of Parliament for Bosworth relate to the date of publishing.

Following the Dissolution of Parliament there are no MPs. 

 

Articles on this site referring to David Tredinnick’s work as the Member of Parliament for Bosworth relate to the date of publishing.

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12 Mar 2015

David Tredinnick MP visits local Start Up success ‘one roof property’

David Tredinnick MP has visited three local entrepreneurs at their Start Up Success, ‘one roof property’.  David met with Caroline Eburne and her two business partners, Alice Knowles and Lindsey Cox, to hear about their business’ recent success and plans for the future. 

David Tredinnick met three local entrepreneurs today at their Start Up Success, ‘one roof property’.  David met with Caroline Eburne and her two business partners, Alice Knowles and Lindsey Cox, to hear about their business’ recent success and plans for the future.

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06 Mar 2015

David Tredinnick welcomes new common-sense parking policies that will boost local shops and businesses

David Tredinnick MP has welcomed new common-sense measures to make sure drivers are treated more fairly when parking in Hinckley and Bosworth, so that more people are encouraged to visit and support our local small businesses. 

David Tredinnick has welcomed new common-sense measures to make sure drivers are treated more fairly when parking in Hinckley and Bosworth, so that more people are encouraged to visit and support our local small businesses.

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09 Jan 2015

David Tredinnick MP meets local Start Up success ‘Palestren’

David Tredinnick MP today welcomed local entrepreneurs Paul and Elestren Vassalli owners of Start Up business ‘Palestren’, to his constituency office to hear more about their business’ recent success.   

The MP for Bosworth, David Tredinnick, today welcomed local entrepreneurs Paul and Elestren Vassalli owners of Start Up business ‘Palestren’, to his constituency office to hear more about their business’ recent success. 

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12 Dec 2014

DAVID TREDINNICK MP AND DONNA AIR UNITE TO SUPPORT NEW CARE2SAVE SHOPPING WEBSITE SET TO BENEFIT HOSPICES AND CHARITIES IN HINCKLEY & BOSWORTH

David Tredinnick MP has showed his support at a Westminster briefing event for Care2Save.co.uk, the newly-launched shopping site that will help raise funds for charities across Hinckley & Bosworth when people shop online.

David Tredinnick MP has showed his support at a Westminster briefing event f

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03 Dec 2014

MP WELCOMES A5 INVESTMENT

Bosworth's MP David Tredinnick has welcomed the Government’s announcement confirming that the A5 at Hinckley will be made dual carriageway as part of a £15 billion nationwide package of investment.

David Tredinnick MP has welcomed the Government’s announcement confirming that the A5 at Hinckley will be made dual carriageway as part of a £15 billion nationwide package of investment.

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02 Dec 2014

MP QUIZZES SECURITY CHIEFS ON IDENTITY SECURITY

Speaking in the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, Bosworth's MP has questioned security chiefs on personal security data and the use of biometrics. 

David Tredinnick, MP for Bosworth, speaking in the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, questioned security chiefs on personal security data and the use of biometrics. 

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28 Nov 2014

MP QUIZZES MINISTER ON OVERSEAS NURSING STANDARDS

David Tredinnick, MP for Bosworth, speaking in the Delegated Legislation Committee in Parliament on Monday, questioned the Health Minister about nursing standards. 

David Tredinnick, MP for Bosworth, speaking in the Delegated Legislation Committee in Parliament on Monday, asked the Minister:

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17 Nov 2014

CRUMBLING BARWELL INFRASTRUCTURE CAUSING CHAOS

Local councillors have called on Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council to acknowledge the seriousness of the problems with Barwell's infrastructure as yet another collapsed sewer is causing chaos for residents with the busy Chapel Street closed and diversions in place.  

With plans for the massive expansion of the village pressing ahead, local councillors have called on Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council to acknowledge the seriousness of the problems with Barwell's infrastructure as yet another collapsed sewer is causing chaos for residents with the busy Chapel Street closed and diversions in place.

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11 Nov 2014

Lest We Forget

David Tredinnick MP attended a moving Remembrance Day Service in Market Bosworth whilst former councillor Rosemary Wright laid a wreath on behalf of Bosworth's Member of Parliament at the ceremony in Hinckley.

Former soldier David Tredinnick MP attended the Remembrance Day Service in Market Bosworth.

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11 Nov 2014

Local MP supports launch of SUDEP Awareness Day

David Tredinnick MP has supported the launch of SUDEP Awareness Day -23 October by epilepsy charity SUDEP Action.  The awareness day, which will be held annually, is dedicated to promoting ways that people with epilepsy can reduce their risk of SUDEP. 

David Tredinnick MP attended a parliamentary reception to support the launch of SUDEP Awareness Day -23 October by epilepsy charity SUDEP Action.  The awareness day, which will be held annually, is dedicated to promoting ways that people with epilepsy can reduce their risk of SUDEP. 

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10 Nov 2014

POSITIVE ACTION ON LIBRARY’S FUTURE

Barwell’s two County Councillors, Ruth Camamile and Janice Richards, have held a positive meeting with a group of local residents to discuss options for the future of the village’s library.

Barwell’s two county councillors, Ruth Camamile and Janice Richards, have met with a group of local residents to discuss options for the future of the village’s library.

The Leader of Leicestershire County Council, Cllr Nick Rushton, was also in attendance and the possibility of local people running the library was considered as a possible way forward.

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30 Oct 2014

MOUNT GRACE PETITION PRESENTED AT COUNTY HALL

Local campaigners Rosemary Wright, Jan Kirby and Alan Ottey have submitted their petition to save the Mount Grace High School site in Hinckley to Leicestershire County Council's Lead member for Children's and Young People's Services, County Cllr Ivan Ould.

The Conservative campaign to stop the Mount Grace High School site from being sold to housing developers moved onto County Hall where local campaigners Rosemary Wright, Jan Kirby and Alan Ottey

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30 Oct 2014

TREDINNICK RAISES CONSTITUENTS A5 CONCERNS IN COMMONS

Bosworth's Member of Parliament has raised local residents' concerns during a House of Commons debate on the A5 trunk road.

Extract from the House of Commons Debate on the A5 Trunk Road (M42/

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29 Oct 2014

COUNCIL HOUSE REPAIR CONCERN

Local  Conservative councillors and David Tredinnick MP have been helping numerous tenants with severe problems with their properties, including dangerous and unhealthy conditions that the Council has failed to put right.

Local  Conservative councillors and David Tredinnick MP have been helping numerous tenants with severe problems with their properties, including dangerous and unhealthy conditions that the Council has failed to put right. 

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28 Oct 2014

MP QUESTIONS CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER ON EBOLA THREAT

David Tredinnick MP questioned the chief medical officer for England Dame Sally Davies in the Commons Health Select Committee  on Ebola cover for Hinckley and Bosworth, and the Midlands generally.

In the Commons Health Select Committee David Tredinnick, MP for Bosworth, questioned Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, on Ebola cover for Hinckley and Bosworth, and the Midlands generally. 

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24 Oct 2014

EARL SHILTON LOO-SING OUT AGAIN!

Conservatives are fighting for the restoration of the public conveniences in Earl Shilton, which were removed by the Lib Dem Borough Council.

The Lib Dem Borough Council took away Earl Shilton’s public toilets despite the clear need for the service. 

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11 Sep 2014

COUNCILLOR TACKLES SAT NAV HGV MENACE

An Earl Shilton Councillor is working closely with the Neighbourhood Watch team to lead a campaign to stop the menace of HGVs incorrectly using the town’s roads. Cllr Janice Richards and Helen Cobley of Neighbourhood Watch are battling the ongoing problems caused by Sat Navs erroneously sending vehicles in excess of 7.5 into Station Road […]

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08 Sep 2014

TREDINNICK PRESSES HOME SECRETARY ON CALAIS ACTION

David Tredinnick, Member of Parliament for Bosworth, has met with the Home Secretary, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, to discuss the worrying situation of illegal migrants flocking to the French Port of Calais in the hope of then gaining entry into Britain. Following the meeting on Friday, David Tredinnick said, “It is in everyone’s […]

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04 Sep 2014

MP WELCOMES NEW SUPPORT FOR CRIME VICTIMS

Bosworth’s MP David Tredinnick has welcomed proposals set out by Sir Clive Loader, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, aimed at improving support to local victims of crime. In July 2012, the Ministry of Justice set out proposals focused on increasing support services to help victims and witnesses cope with the immediate impact of […]

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02 Sep 2014

MP TAKES LOCAL PUPILS’ EDUCATION MESSAGE TO No. 10

David Tredinnick has visited 10 Downing Street to deliver letters written by pupils of South Charnwood High School to the Prime Minister urging him to raise with world leaders the issue of providing education for all, along with other measures to improve the lives of people living in poverty. David visited South Charnwood High School […]

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22 Aug 2014

TREDINNICK: RETURNING TERRORISTS A CLEAR & PRESENT DANGER TO UK

David Tredinnick MP has written to the Home Secretary urging the strongest possible action to deal with the threat posed by individuals returning to these shores who have been involved with the Middle East terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS). Amongst the measures suggested by the Bosworth MP in his letter to the Rt Hon Theresa […]

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07 Jul 2014

THE WISDOM OF CLLR JOHN MOORE

Lib Dem Borough Councillor John Moore is rarely short of things to say for himself so a few of his briefer statements have been reproduced below: Moore on the Lib Dem Councillors for Barwell: “Gould and Hulbert – not the strongest intellectual cards in the pack.” 19th February 2012 Moore on his Lib Dem colleagues’ […]

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07 Jul 2014

Conservative Leader: Readers Smart Enough To Judge!

In last week’s edition of the Hinckley Times, life long Conservative John Moore who before May 2013 had never had a good word to say about the Lib Dems, chose to question my motives and credibility and at the same time attack David Tredinnick, the local Member of Parliament, who he was always first in […]

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04 Jul 2014

EARL SHILTON DESPERATE FOR A LOO

Cllr Janice Richards has presented a petition to Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council as part of her Campaign for Public Toilets for Earl Shilton. The petition, which contained over 300 signatures, calls for the restoration of the public conveniences in the town. The toilets were removed by the Borough Council in 2009 following complaints from […]

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01 Jul 2014

Conservatives’ Long-Term Plan Benefiting Hinckley & Bosworth

The Conservatives are working to a long-term economic plan that will secure a better and brighter future for Britain, and help us care for future generations. Thanks to the ongoing sacrifices and determination of the British people, our country is starting to recover after tough economic times. But the job is not done. We must […]

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18 Jun 2014

BLOOMING EARL SHILTON PRAISED BY MP & COUNCILLORS

Back in April David Tredinnick MP and County Councillor Janice Richards met with Natalie Dunnington and Debra Mulhall who, along with a number of helpers from the local community, have organised this year’s Earl Shilton In Bloom. The Bosworth MP was thrilled to be asked to plant a shrub to help get the Earl Shilton […]

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18 Jun 2014

MP WELCOMES MOVES ON WIND ENERGY POLICY

David Tredinnick has welcomed moves that could protect residential properties, as well as the local environment and heritage, from wind turbines. The Bosworth MP, who has a long track record of opposing inappropriately located wind power generation in various communities within his constituency, is backing the Conservative policy announcement that should the Party win the […]

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09 Jun 2014

Local MP shows his support for the Hinckley BHF shop by popping in

David Tredinnick MP visited the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shop and met with the team on 06/6/14. Every penny of profit raised in the BHF shop funds vital, life-saving research into heart disease. David Tredinnick met the shop staff and volunteers and spent a few hours in the Hinckley shop to learn more about what […]

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18 May 2014

ONLY THE CONSERVATIVE CAN & WILL DELIVER AN IN-OUT EU REFERENDUM

Only the Conservatives will give the British people an in-out referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU was the message delivered by local campaigners, including East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin and Bosworth MP David Tredinnick, in Market Bosworth during the last weekend before voting in the elections for the European Parliament. Emma McClarkin MEP […]

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16 May 2014

MP MEETS COUNCILLORS TO DISCUSS LOCAL CONCERNS

Bosworth’s MP David Tredinnick and County leader Nick Rushton met today (16th May) at County Hall, to discuss issues raised by residents with their MP and Peter Batty, leader of Hinckley & Bosworth Conservative Group on the borough council. In a very productive meeting, also attended by Janice Richards CC (Earl Shilton), Ivan Ould CC […]

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19 Mar 2014

Tredinnick: New tax cut to make people in Hinckley & Bosworth more financially secure

David Tredinnick MP has welcomed a new tax cut for hardworking people in Hinckley & Bosworth. From April 2015 the personal allowance will rise to £10,500, cutting taxes for 25 million people and taking another 290,000 people out of paying income tax altogether. Rises in the personal allowance since 2010 mean that by April next […]

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19 Mar 2014

Tredinnick Welcomes new measures to back savers in Hinckley & Bosworth

David Tredinnick, MP for Bosworth, has welcomed dramatic new help for savers announced in the Budget. The Budget will help those people who want to save for a home, save for their family or save for their retirement by: • Merging the cash ISA and stocks & shares ISA into a single New ISA with […]

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17 Mar 2014

MP CALLS ON BOROUGH COUNCIL TO PREVENT REGENT CINEMA TRAGEDY

As the campaign to retain and preserve the Regent Cinema building as both a community asset and a key entrance way to Hinckley Town Centre is reaching a critical point, MP David Tredinnick has been in touch with the Borough Council on behalf of local people. The Bosworth MP has let the Borough Council know […]

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14 Mar 2014

MP & COUNTY COUNCILLOR WELCOME BOOST TO LOCAL EDUCATION FUNDING

David Tredinnick MP and County Councillor Ivan Ould have both welcomed a big boost to education in Leicestershire following the Government’s announcement of a £17.2 million funding increase for the County. The extra funds from 2015/16 mean that, on average, Leicestershire will have an extra £202 to spend per pupil with the current figure of […]

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12 Mar 2014

Merely the tip of the iceberg!

Dear Editor, £25,000 Merely the tip of the iceberg! It is with a sense of some disbelief that I read an article in last week’s Hinckley Times about the cost to local council tax payers of a recent Burbage planning appeal which quoted Lib Dem Council Leader Stuart Bray calling for the Planning Inspectorate to […]

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14 Feb 2014

David Tredinnick MP welcomes £1,721,700 for primary school sport in Bosworth Constituency

Local MP, David Tredinnick has welcomed the news that the Prime Minister David Cameron has committed to keeping the £150m a year Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020. This means that between 2014 and 2020 primary schools in Bosworth Constituency will receive around £1,721,700. This is part of the Government’s long-term economic plan and […]

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22 Jan 2014

Hinckley’s New Leisure Centre – A Missed Opportunity!

Cllr Peter Batty, Leader of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council’s Conservative Group, has expressed serious concerns that when councillors are asked to support major capital projects such as the £13.55 million new leisure centre, they should be provided with all relevant information in order to be in a position to make an informed decision. Cllr […]

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20 Jan 2014

CONSERVATIVE COUNCILLORS ENSURE BIG PIT PLANS ARE REJECTED

Conservative controlled Leicestershire County Council has rejected the controversial plans to infill the Big Pit off Ashby Road, Hinckley for residential development due to the impact the proposal would have on residents and the local environment. Local MP David Tredinnick made two formal submissions objecting in the strongest possible terms to the development proposals. He […]

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17 Jan 2014

CONSERVATIVE COUNCILLORS ENSURE BIG PIT PLANS ARE REJECTED

Conservative controlled Leicestershire County Council has rejected the controversial plans to infill the Big Pit off Ashby Road, Hinckley for residential development due to the impact the proposal would have on residents and the local environment. Local MP David Tredinnick made two formal submissions objecting in the strongest possible terms to the development proposals. He […]

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15 Nov 2013

TREDINNICK RE-SELECTED BY LOCAL PARTY

Members of Bosworth Conservative Association have re-selected David Tredinnick as the Party’s Parliamentary Candidate for the next General Election, which is due to be held in May 2015. At a meeting last night (Thursday 14th November) members voted unanimously, via secret ballot, to re-adopt the Bosworth MP as the Conservative Party’s local candidate. Chairman of […]

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01 Nov 2013

MP CALLS IN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY OVER SHEEPY MAGNA FLOODS

David Tredinnick MP has met with local residents and senior managers from the Environment Agency to discuss the flooding issues that have left properties in Sheepy Magna devastated on a number of occasions over the last 6 years or so. The Bosworth MP arranged the meeting when he was contacted by residents worried that as […]

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30 Oct 2013

Local Councillors Shocked As Yet More Houses Planned For Earl Shilton

A town’s local councillors say they are shocked to learn that officials at Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council have been in confidential discussions with developers regarding proposals to build an extra 400 houses in Earl Shilton. The Borough Council is currently planning 1,300 new houses for the town as part of its controversial proposed Earl […]

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04 Oct 2013

Staff “lovin’ it” as local MP visits McDonald’s

Staff at Hinckley McDonald’s were delighted when David Tredinnick MP visited the restaurant. Franchisee, Lorraine Lee gave him a guided tour of the restaurant – from the dining room to the kitchen – and he also met some of her 100 employees at the restaurant including Business Manager, Lucy Lockley. The restaurant is proving popular, […]

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30 Aug 2013

BOSWORTH MP WAITS FOR UN REPORT BEFORE DECISION ON SYRIA

Bosworth MP, David Tredinnick, last night did not support the Motion put forward by the Government on Syria. Speaking today after the Government’s defeat in the House of Commons, David Tredinnick said: “I attended the chamber of the House of Commons for most of the debate yesterday and listened to all the arguments. However, having […]

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16 Jul 2013

MP BACKS SPECIAL MEASURES TO IMPROVE GEORGE ELIOT

David Tredinnick MP has welcomed a major report which says the George Eliot Hospital Trust must address concerns relating to unsatisfactory reporting of care quality and mortality issues and also in respect of patient safety. The trust was one of 11 to be placed in special measures following an investigation by Sir Bruce Keogh, the […]

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12 Jul 2013

CONSERVATIVES CALL FOR SPECIAL MEETING TO DISCUSS SENSATIONAL SECRET REPORT

Conservative members of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council have been left stunned by a secret report on major changes to the financing of the proposed development of Hinckley’s bus station site, which they say has major implications for generations of local taxpayers. The Borough Council, which has not met for a business meeting since the […]

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12 Jun 2013

TREDINNICK WELCOMES HEALTH SECRETARY’S STATEMENT ON CHILDREN’S HEART SERVICES

David Tredinnick MP has welcomed the decision by the Secretary of State for Health to halt the closure of the Children’s Heart Unit at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital after accepting the findings of a report that condemned the original NHS review of the facility as “flawed”. The Bosworth MP and member of the House of Commons […]

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05 Jun 2013

HOME SECRETARY: IMMIGRATION CUT BY A THIRD

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP has told bosworthconservatives.com that she welcomes the latest figures showing a fall in immigration but believes there is still more to be done following the loss of control of the UK’s borders by the previous government. The Home Secretary said, “Three years ago, we made a promise: to bring […]

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17 May 2013

Local MP says ‘I Care’ about social care for disabled people

Local MP David Tredinnick visited the Scope charity shop in Hinckley on Friday 17 May 2013 to hear from the shop manager and volunteers about the ‘Britain Cares’ campaign Scope has launched to ensure over 100,000 disabled people are able to access essential social care support that allows them to live their lives. While the […]

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Commons' Committees

David Tredinnick was an elected Member of the Commons Health Committee and Commons Science and Technology Committee during the 2010-2015 Parliament, which are Committees appointed by the House of Commons to examine and scrutinise the Government for Health and Science policy respectively.

These Committees choose their own subjects of inquiry, which may simply consist of a single day's oral evidence or last for several months and give rise to a report to the House.

Find out more about the work of the Health Committee and Science and Technology Committee here.