Lincs Cash Welcome But No Need for Mayor

Of course I welcome extra funding for Lincolnshire, which is our due anyway as historically we have been underfunded.

At the same time, I very much regret that the Government is insisting that we must have a mayor imposed on us just to get what is our due.

Great Questions from Willoughton Pupils

It was a pleasure to visit Willoughton Primary School and speak to the pupils, teachers, and staff there.

They were taking part in UK Parliament Week, an annual event across the United Kingdom that raises awareness of Parliament, its activities, and how it functions.

Keep our British Steel Furnaces

Many of my constituents work at the Scunthorpe steel works, but this is an issue of national importance.

There is no other major developed economy in the world that would ever dream about giving up their blast furnaces, the only way we can make virgin steel.

Cash boost for Gainsborough Town

The new funding we worked hard to secure for doing up Gainsborough's town centre was featured on BBC News Online today.

Remembering West Lindsey's Fallen

Today I laid a poppy cross for all the fallen of Gainsborough and West Lindsey in the Constituency Garden of Remembrance.

Flooding in Fiskerton and Short Ferry

I've been out in Fiskerton and Short Ferry today to inspect the damage from the recent floods.

I spoke with the Environment Agency, Lincolnshire County Council, and Lincolnshire Police about their flood response.

Meeting with Saxilby Residents

Today I met with Saxilby residents regarding the flooding.

The Environment Agency needs to repair the bank there and the County Council should repair the road and raise it.

Planning ahead will reduce future flooding damage.

Protect Farmland from Solar Panels

Solar panels belong on factories and rooftops, not on our precious farmland.

I've urged ministers yet again to extend the protection that exists for Grade 1, 2, and 3a agricultural land to include Grade 3b land as well.

Sir Edward: Auditor will probe Scampton plans

Sir Edward Leigh, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Gainsborough, has welcomed the news that the government’s auditor will investigate Home Office plans to temporarily house illegal migrants at RAF Scampton and other sites.

Sir Edward asks PM to intervene over Scampton

Sir Edward Leigh, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Gainsborough, has written to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak over the Home Office defying two stop notices issued by West Lindsey District Council.