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Burton’s MP welcomes Government plans to recruit more doctors and nurses from overseas
Burton’s MP welcomes Government plans to recruit more doctors and nurses from overseas
Friday 15th June 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths has welcomed the Government’s announcement that doctors and nurses will be excluded from the cap on visas for skilled migrants coming to the UK. The move, announced by Home Secretary Sajid Javid, will mean that more doctors and nurses will be able to come to the UK to fill vacancies in the NHS, without being counted in the numbers of Tier 2 visas issued for skilled workers. Tier...
Uttoxeter’s MP hails success in first stage of his rail service improvement campaign
Uttoxeter’s MP hails success in first stage of his rail service improvement campaign
Monday 11th June 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Uttoxeter’s Member of Parliament, Andrew Griffiths, has branded the first stage of his rail campaign a success after details were published about the future rail franchise which is due to begin in August 2019. The new franchise commits the next operator of the Derby to Crewe line that runs through Uttoxeter to increasing the train service through the town. The Government has just published the Invitation to...
MP’s campaign for improvements to Burton station boosted after train line plans published
MP’s campaign for improvements to Burton station boosted after train line plans published
Friday 8th June 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton’s Member of Parliament Andrew Griffiths has welcomed the publication of plans for the train line through Burton that have boosted his campaign for much needed improvements to the town’s station. The Government has published the Invitation to Tender for the next East Midlands franchise, which is due to begin in August 2019, and included a requirement for the new operator to invest a minimum of £3.6...
Andrew Griffiths MP backs Government’s ‘most ambitious plan yet’ to tackle air pollution
Andrew Griffiths MP backs Government’s ‘most ambitious plan yet’ to tackle air pollution
Friday 1st June 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton and Uttoxeter’s MP Andrew Griffiths has backed what has been called the Government’s “most ambitious plan yet” to tackle air pollution. The Clean Air Strategy, which was announced by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove MP, is part of the Government’s 25 Year Plan for the environment which aims to leave the environment in a better state than the previous generation. The new Clean Air Strategy...
MP’s delight as Burton health heroes chosen to represent West Midlands in NHS Birthday Awards
MP’s delight as Burton health heroes chosen to represent West Midlands in NHS Birthday Awards
Friday 18th May 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths has expressed his delight that a local cancer care team has been named regional champion in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. Jyoti Shah and Sarah Minns from Queen’s Hospital in Burton were nominated for the Excellence in Cancer Care Award by Andrew, with the MP citing their lifesaving work diagnosing and fighting prostate cancer as his...
Andrew Griffiths MP brings officials together to tackle Marchington flooding
Andrew Griffiths MP brings officials together to tackle Marchington flooding
Thursday 10th May 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Andrew Griffiths MP has brought together representatives from the Environment Agency and Staffordshire County Council to highlight the challenges Marchington residents face with flooding in the village. The meeting comes after delays for promised flood protections against the Marchington Brook which is prone to bursting its banks after heavy downfalls of rain. The meeting gave representatives from the...

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