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JUSTICE SECRETARY VISITS EREWASH

Today, Jessica Lee, Member of Parliament for Erewash welcomed Cabinet Minister, The Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling MP, to Erewash to support the Government’s announcement of the northern phase of HS2. The East Midlands Hub station will be located at the border of the Erewash constituency. 

EREWASH MP WELCOMES NEW STATION FUND

Jessica Lee, Member of Parliament for Erewash has welcomed the news from the Secretary of State for Transport that Network Rail have today launch a £20 million fund to open new railway stations in England and Wales.

Cllr Chris Corbett looks back on a year of Success

It has been a great year for the country as a whole with the Queen celebrating 60 years on the throne and of course, the fantastic summer of sport, beginning with Bradley Wiggins becoming the first ever British winner of the Tour de France, followed by the fantastic scenes from the Olympic Park in London with the Olympics and Paralympics alike.Councillor Chris Corbett, Leader of Erewash Borough Council looks back on a year of success in Erewash. 

Local MP Congratulates Post Office on NEW DVLA Contract

Erewash MP Jessica Lee has today welcomed the announcement by the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has awarded a new seven year contract to the Post Office to provide DVLA’s services from their post office network. 

EREWASH MP TO HOST INAUGURAL JOBS FAIR

This Wednesday (5th September), as part of her commitment to help support business and employment in Erewash, local Member of Parliament Jessica Lee will hosts her inaugural Erewash Jobs Fair at Long Eaton’s, Novotel on Bostock’s Lane, between 10am and 3pm.This free event will include a wide range of exhibitors who will be on hand throughout the day to provide information on jobs, skills training, apprenticeships as well as offering real job and career opportunities. In addition to larger employers such as Roll-Royce, Bombarbier and JD Weatherspoons, local Erewash firms including TecQuipment, Derwent Analytics and Rayden Engineering will all be exhibiting on the day and looking to recruit.  

Green Flag Award for Victoria Park

Victoria Park in Ilkeston has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag status for the second year running confirming it as one of the best parks in the Country.

EREWASH MP LEADS ON SUPPORT FOR BLOOD CANCER FUNDRAISING DRIVE

Erewash MP Jessica Lee has today called on her constituents to support Carl and Darren Travis, two inspirational brothers who are organising a fundraising and awareness day for blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan on Friday 27th July at Ilkeston Football Club. 

EREWASH MP GETS BEHIND LEARNING DISABILITY WEEK

Starting off Learning Disability Week on Monday 18th June, Jessica went along to an event organised by Mencap, which is raising awareness of disability hate crime.  The event also highlighted the positive progress that has been made since the launch of Mencap’s ‘Stand By Me, campaign last year; of which Derbyshire Police is one of the 34 forces, which have signed up to the campaign to promise and formally commit to supporting people with a learning disability and increase hate crime convictions. As many as 9 out of 10 people with a learning disability have been a victim of hate crime and bullying.