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Lincolnshire Bolstered by 79 Extra Police Officers

Sir Edward Leigh MP has welcomed the announcement that Lincolnshire has been bolstered by an additional 79 officers since the Government launched its major recruitment drive in September 2019. Since the start of the recruitment campaign, a total of 4,336 extra officers have joined police forces a

MP Welcomes £250,000 Funding for Crime Hotspots

Sir Edward welcomes £250,780 in additional Government funding to crack down on burglary and theft in local crime hotspots. Sir Edward Leigh MP has welcomed the announcement that Lincolnshire Police will receive £250,780 in extra funding as part of the Government’s £25 million Safer Streets Fund –

MP Voices Concern Over Gibson Dog Grave

Sir Edward Leigh, the Conservative MP for Gainsborough has written to the station commander of RAF Scampton in his constituency over changes to the historic grave of Dambusters Wing Commander Guy Gibson’s dog.

Sir Edward Welcomes Measures to Boost Local Tourism and Hospitality Businesses

VAT to be cut for six months for all businesses in the hospitality, accommodation and attractions industries, including up to 410 across the Gainsborough constituency. Public urged to ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ with new voucher scheme to encourage people to support local restaurants throughout August.

Sir Edward Welcomes Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs across the Gainsborough Constituency

Chancellor launches Plan for Jobs – supporting, creating and protecting jobs across the country as we emerge from the coronavirus outbreak. More than 9,300 jobs have been supported across the Gainsborough constituency, which will now benefit from further measures as part of the Government’s plan to support businesses, create jobs and give young people the opportunity of a better start.

Sir Edward Urges People to Help Tourism Bounceback

Sir Edward Leigh has welcomed the re-opening of the tourism sector on 4 July, giving a boost for up to 410 businesses in the Gainsborough Constituency, and called on people to show their support for businesses following a challenging three months.