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.
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.
Keep Sudbury Moving
James Cartlidge has launched a campaign to ‘Keep Sudbury Moving’. The campaign has received significant press coverage and focuses on proposals to improve transport in and around Sudbury. In particular, James has been keen to make the case for a Sudbury Western Bypass and direct rail line from Sudbury to London.