Many congratulations to Emma Blackburn who won a Heat Hero award in the Houses of Parliament for her work supporting vulnerable residents access funding to heat their homes across my constituency. These include the Ryedale Energy Saver scheme and North Yorkshire Warm Homes Fund.
Following a visit to Settrington All Saints’ Church of England Primary School in Malton I have promised to campaign for more resources to ensure that ‘opportunity area’ funding designed to support disadvantaged children in education continues - work that is supported by Settrington in its role as
I am delighted that my Private Members Bill, which I introduced in 2017 comes into force in April meaning that employed parents have an entitlement to two weeks’ paid leave if they lose a child under the age of 18 or suffer a stillbirth.
The private sector has a key role to play if we are to succeed in ‘levelling up’ the North and significantly increase productivity, create thousands of new jobs, raise income levels and narrow the economic gap between the North and the South.
Following my intervention last month after a diabolical level of service on the TransPennine Express rail service I welcome the recent improvements to the frequency and reliability of train services between Manchester and the East Coast via Leeds and York but I have made it clear that this must b