Boost Your Broadband

New figures in from Ofcom suggest as many as two in five households in the East of England could switch to faster broadband.

Environment Secretary Investigates Flytipping Woes

I met the Secretary of State for the Environment, the Rt. Hon. Micheal Gove MP, this week to raise with him the increasing number of reports of flytipped rubbish and trade waste being brought to me by constituents.

A Visit to Doddinghurst Infants School

I had a great visit to Doddinghurst Infants School last week. The children's artwork and writing was superb, and the Year 1 class representatives did a great job in enthusing me about abstract art.

Alex Burghart MP Signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

Alex Burghart MP has this week signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educat

HMRC Reminder About Self Assessment Deadline

HMRC is reminding nearly four million people who have yet to complete online tax returns - and pay any tax owed - about the deadline on 31 January. Some 11,564,363 million Self Assessment returns are due in total.

Outstanding Essex Children's Services

I’m pleased to be able to tell readers that Essex County Council’s Conservative administration has been achieved the prized category of Outstanding for their Children’s Services.

Network Rail Update on Post Christmas Delays

A number of constituents have written to me to express their disappointment and frustrations about delays on their daily commutes to London since the Christmas engineering works ended, having already suffered huge disruption over the Christmas and New Year period due to track closures and a rail

Debates and Developments

You may read this expecting the latest on the political machinations surrounding the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Pensions Cold Call Scammers Banned

Over the years I have met a good many elderly people who have been stripped of all or part of their hard-earned pensions by cold calling fraudsters.

Outstanding Essex Children's Services

Great news from Essex County Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Families, Cllr Dick Madden, this week following an inspection by Ofsted of the council's services for children: