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Welcome to the forty eighth edition of my Westminster Report.
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Tom Pursglove MP's Westminster Report

It's a huge honour and a privilege to be your Member of Parliament for Corby and East Northamptonshire.

Welcome to my Westminster Report, where you can find out more about what I've been doing as part of my Listening Campaign, both in Westminster and across the constituency.

As always, if I can ever be of any help to you, please feel free to contact me at any time using the following details:

Address:
Tom Pursglove MP
House of Commons
London, SW1A 0AA

Email:
pursglovet@parliament.uk

 

Telephone:
020 7219 8043

I also hold weekly advice surgeries around the constituency, and as I said in the run up to the General Election, I remain committed to being Corby and East Northamptonshire's voice in Westminster and not Westminster's voice in Corby and East Northamptonshire.


Now, for some of what I've been getting up to, both locally and in Westminster!

With best wishes,




Tom Pursglove MP
Member of Parliament
Corby & East Northamptonshire


Address:
Tom Pursglove MP
House of Commons
London, SW1A 0AA

Email:
pursglovet@parliament.uk

Telephone:
020 7219 8043

Website:
www.votepursglove.co.uk
Contents:

Introduction

Tom in Westminster

Corby Urgent Care Centre Update

Tom in Corby & East Northamptonshire

Lobbying Campaigns

Tom in the Press
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TOM IN WESTMINSTER
As Parliament is currently in recess, due to it being conference season, the House of Commons is not sitting - hence why there are no chamber updates from Westminster. However, this has been extremely useful in allowing me more time to spend on constituency work; more information about which you can see below.
TOM IN CORBY & EAST NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
Today, after attending my weekly surgeries in both Raunds and Corby, I attended a meeting at the Corby Cube with several representatives of Corby Borough Council’s Housing Team, and Reverend Dennis Binks, who runs the Homeless Project in Corby, to discuss homelessness. This Homeless Project which Dennis runs has been invaluable at helping those who are in difficulty, and the meeting was a useful opportunity for Dennis to feedback information and his experiences on the ground to ensure that the Council best understand the current situation and can help to provide the appropriate assistance to those who need it, through joined-up working. Having previously discussed this issue at great length in the House of Commons during the debates on the Homelessness Reduction Bill, I am extremely keen to ensure that there is help available to people who need it, and also to highlight the fantastic work that Dennis and his team does locally.
This afternoon, I also attended a meeting at the Corby Cube with the Leader of the Council, Cllr Tom Beattie. This meeting was to discuss the ongoing public consultation on the Midland Mainline rail franchise, and what the proposals would mean for Corby specifically. I have long been of the opinion that there should be more trains both Southbound and Northbound from Corby, and this was a useful opportunity to catch up with Cllr Beattie, and hear his, and the Council’s views on the matter - all of which I will be sure to feed back to Ministers in the weeks ahead.
Next Saturday, I am looking forward to attending an event at Uppingham School Sports Centre in recognition of it being World Squash Day. The free taster sessions will be run by one of Uppingham School Sports Centre’s resident squash coaches, James Roberts from Corby, who is also launching a campaign to try and get some squash courts built in Corby. The sessions are free of charge and will be split between 2 age groups: children (4-11) and adults and teenagers (12+). The session for children will begin at 9.30am, and the adult session will be from 11am. I am greatly looking forward to World Squash Day, and commend James on all his efforts with Corby Squash – it would be great to get some squash courts in Corby, and I would encourage all local people to come down and give squash a try! People interested in taking part in one of the World Squash Day taster sessions should contact Uppingham School Sports Centre to book a place on 01572 820830 or by email at ussc@uppingham.co.uk.
The Friday before last, I was very pleased to be invited to the Tata Kids of Steel event at the International Swimming Pool in Corby, on what was a gloriously sunny afternoon! This was a very well organised event with over 1,000 local children in attendance, and it was great to be able to see the children complete their triathlon, and to be able to give them their medals as they crossed the finish line. A terrific day, and a huge well done to all involved in organising it!
I have recently received communication from the Post Office, announcing they are going to be opening a new branch in Londis, on the High Street in Weldon. This is great news for local people, as I know how much these facilities are relied upon, particularly by those who are less able to get out and about. A very welcome new service!
LOBBYING CAMPAIGNS
As you might be aware, I am now responding to standard campaign emails via my website, here.  For ease, I also wanted to share the links to the most recent replies, which you can find below:
 
TOM IN THE PRESS
More than £2.5m lost on gambling machines in Corby last year

Northants Telegraph, 14th September 2017
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