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It will be worth it in the end

I met with residents in Hutton le Hole, who were understandably frustrated by the delay in the delivery of superfast broadband to their village. BT had promised them that it would be available by the end of June, but it has now been delayed until the end of October.

Grant boost for farmers pre-Brexit

I’m pleased to hear that there’s been another round of Rural Development Programme funding for farmers. For the first time there will be specific funding available to invest in new infrastructure, such as new buildings and machinery as well as broadband projects.

Looking forwards, not backwards -my summer report

So, here we are again. It’s the summer recess and I can almost hear the collective sigh of relief around the country. There is no doubt that the British people are fed up with politics and fed up with the petty squabbling at this very important moment in our country’s history.

£3bn clean air strategy is good news for towns like Malton.

I am fully supportive of the Government’s clean air strategy which will include banning the sale of new diesel and petrol cars from 2040. This can only be good news for towns like Malton and Norton where the pollution levels are often dangerously high.

Pupils at Langton Primary School question their MP

I had the pleasure of meeting pupils and staff at Langton Primary School near Malton in the last week of term.  Headteacher, Rachel Ray, told me about the challenges facing rural schools.