No More A14 Delays Campaign

The A14 in Suffolk is not fit for purpose – for the region or nation – and needs major investment, transport secretary Chris Grayling has been told.

South Suffolk Taskforce

The South Suffolk Taskforce was established following the announcement of the closure of the Delphi site in Sudbury to look at the local economy in its entirety, in addition to the Delphi situation specifically.

Turtle Dove Species Champion

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge becomes RSPB Species Champion for globally vulnerable farmland bird

Turtle doves have a new champion in parliament after James Cartlidge MP became the newest RSPB Species Champion for the iconic and highly threatened farmland bird.

Sudbury Traffic Relief Scheme

Earlier this year, Suffolk County Council released an initial business case for the Sudbury bypass which clearly showed that Sudbury and the surrounding areas would greatly benefit from this traffic management scheme.

Improved Mobile and Broadband Signal

As your MP, one of my biggest concerns is about the lack of communicative capability in the rural areas of the constituency. This is largely an economic concern, based on the fact that it is small businesses that have suffered at the hands of poor broadband and mobile telephone signals. However, obviously many residents would also benefit enormously from improved signal. As such, my first parliamentary questions put to both the Prime Minister and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport were based on these issues.

Road and Rail

One of my main commitments as the Member of Parliament for South Suffolk is to improve the transport services in our area. This is a multi-faceted challenge that encompasses both road and rail issues.

Backing South Suffolk Business

I consider backing local businesses to be one of the most important roles that I have as South Suffolk’s MP. These businesses are at the heart of our local economy, remain essential to our communities and, crucially, provide jobs. South Suffolk is host to a large amount of fantastic businesses and I am committed to supporting all of them by campaigning to ensure that they are given the optimal environment in which to prosper.

Church Roof Repair Funds Following Theft

Between August and October 2015, 14 Suffolk churches were victims of lead theft. Churches in Lavenham, Groton and Stratford St Mary, all of which fall within South Suffolk, were among those affected. I was appalled to hear of these thefts and immediately looked for funds available to assist churches in this position.

Better Education & Fairer Funding

As the father of four young children, I am fully committed to ensuring that the young people of South Suffolk are provided with the best possible start in life. Access to the highest standard of education is a crucial component of this goal. We are fortunate that we already have a great number of fantastic schools in our area.