Openreach Brings Digital Jobs to Brentwood and Ongar

Openreach have been in touch to say they are looking for new recruits to help strengthen its engineering team which builds and maintains its internet and broadband provision to more than 30 million homes and business

Latest Brexit Votes

Last Tuesday (29 January) Parliament held the latest in its series of Brexit votes. As you will have seen by now, the results confirmed a number of things that many of us have suspected for some time - and that I have noted in reply to those constituents who have contacted me about Brexit.

Tribute to Sir Reginald Eyre 1925-2019

It's been a busy week, and a sad one for my family. On Monday I was proud to be able to pay tribute, in the House of Commons, to Sir Reginald Eyre who, for 22 years was the Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Hall Green. He was also my father in law.

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.