I receive lots of queries each month from constituents across Gedling on a variety of topics. In January, to date, I have received 886 emails on topics ranging from the Retained EU Law Bill and onshore wind to housing and benefits. Since my election in 2019, I have received 45,480 queries from residents across Gedling and a breakdown of this month's topics can be seen on the graph below.
It has been another busy week in Parliament and across Gedling, where my work has included:
Discussing Gedling's Levelling-Up Fund bid with the Levelling-up Minister and the next steps on getting the best possible feedback so a better bid is submitted next time;
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee met twice this week: to hear a briefing from the National Statistician and then questioning the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on the work of the Cabinet Office;
Learning more about the needs of the insurance industry at the launch of the manifesto of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association and meeting their East Midlands representative;
Attending a briefing on Captagon, an amphetamine-like substance manufactured by the Assad regime in Syria and distributed by, amongst others, Hezbollah. With shipments being discovered in European ports, this is a potential future threat to the West so the briefing, by researchers who have spent years looking at this, on this subject was very helpful;
Back home in Gedling, catching up with Mapperley Plains’ Cllr John Parr on his work.
Holding my regular surgery, this week in Carlton, speaking to residents’ on a number of issues.
Over the weekend I’ve enjoyed chatting with Colwick residents and reporting back to them on the work County Councillor Mike Adams, Kevin Doyle and I are doing to deliver on their priorities.