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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. 

Erewash MP Attends Health & Safety Awards

Jessica Lee, Member of Parliament for Erewash has attended this year’s Stanton Bonna Health & Safety Awards and presented a charitable donation from the firm to local charity, When You Wish Upon A Star.

Jessica Lee MP Welcomes MOD Announcement

Member of Parliament for Erewash Jessica Lee has welcomed the announcement that Derby based global power systems manufacturer Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract worth £1.1bn to produce new reactor cores for the UK’s next generation nuclear-powered submarine fleet.The deal, which is part of plans to replace the Vanguard class submarine, will secure up to 300 jobs and fund the refurbishment of the firm's Raynesway facility in Derby.