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It has been my privilege to serve as Member of Parliament for Suffolk Coastal since 2010 and I'm delighted to have been re-elected in June 2017.

06 JUL 2018

Therese welcomes Fisheries White Paper

Therese has welcomed the publication of the Government's White Paper on the future of Britain's fisheries policy. Today the Government has set out its plans to promote a more competitive, profitable and sustainable fishing industry across the whole of the UK, setting a gold standard for sustainable fishing around the world. Therese said: "One of the benefits of leaving the EU is having a fisheries policy that will boost our fishing industry. for the first time in 40 years access to UK waters will be under our control and for the benefit of British fishermen, especially the under 10 fishing fleet along the Suffolk coast. I am sure this...

02 JUL 2018

MP and Councillors to meet Minister to seek Change to Substation Plan

Therese will meet Energy Minister, Claire Perry MP next week to convey resident's concerns on the Scottish Power Renewables proposal for a substation near the village of Friston. Therese will be joined at the meeting by councillors from both Suffolk Coastal and the County Council as they seek a change to the plan. Local resident's concerns have been exacerbated by the knowledge that National Grid is also considering the connection at Sizewell of two interconnectors, which would require further infrastructure. Therese said: "I understand the concern people in Friston and nearby have expressed regarding the proposal by Scottish Power...

21 JUN 2018

Therese Celebrates Suffolk Day by Welcoming Adnams to Parliament

Today is Suffolk Day – the longest day of the year – to mark our status at the sunrise coast. Now in its second year, Suffolk Day aims to recognise and celebrate all that is great about Suffolk – and my goodness do we have a lot to shout about. Therese said: "Your seven Suffolk MPs took the celebrations nationwide today as we welcomed food and drink providers to Parliament to showcase their wares to MPs and staff from across the country – with Adnams doing the honours for Suffolk Coastal with their brilliant range of beers and spirits." "With the success of our local economy based on tourism, I'm sure that Suffolk Day will...

18 JUN 2018

Free Cavity Wall and Loft Insulation

As part of the wider national scheme to deliver the benefits of energy efficiency to households, E.ON has decided to offer free cavity wall and loft insulation to households that are currently without these, regardless of whether the household uses E.ON as their energy supplier. The insulation, which would usually cost around £775, is being offered for free for a limited time to all homeowners, landlords and private tenants who have their landlord's permission. Households who take up the offer could save up to £285 a year on their energy bills. The offer is available until 30th June. For more information see - or ask them to call E.ON...

15 JUN 2018

Therese Presents Felixstowe Academy Petition

This week in Parliament I formally presented the petition signed by 2,599 people calling for the removal of the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) from the management of Felixstowe Academy, so the school can have a fresh start under new leadership for the benefit of pupils. Earlier this year I met the National Schools Commissioner, Sir David Carter, who informed me that he has written a Pre-termination Warning letter to AET. This is the first stage of the process that can lead to securing a new organisation to run the school. I continue to follow up this issue with the Department of Education. In the meantime, I wish the students taking their...

13 JUN 2018

Therese Nominates Rendlesham Firm for Corporate Responsibility Award

Therese has nominated Rendlesham based firm GAH Refrigeration Ltd for a Parliamentary corporate responsibility award as a result of their excellent work to help reduce air pollution and climate change. The awards are being run by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Corporate Responsibility to recognise companies which go beyond mere compliance to support their local communities. Therese said: "I'm delighted to nominate GAH Refrigeration for a Business Champion Award. When I visited them last November I was highly impressed by their innovative and responsible approach to doing business." "GAH are the UK market leaders in supplying powerful...

07 JUN 2018

Ambulance Chief Updates MPs in Westminster

Therese hosted another meeting in Parliament this week for the Chief Executive of the East of England Ambulance Trust to update MPs on the Independent Service Review – to continue to improve ambulance response times - and the Serious Incidents review. Therese said; "It was good to have Dr Ed Garrett, who negotiates the contract on behalf of all CCGs there, which recently announced plans to increase the funding for the ambulance service from £213.5m in 2017/18 to £225m in 2018/19 rising again to £240m in 2019/20. Dr Brown from NHS Improvement also attended." "It was confirmed at the meeting that the biggest increase in paramedic...

31 MAY 2018

Therese Visits the Suffolk Show

Therese visited the Suffolk Show today and met representatives from various organisations including the NFU. Therese said: "It was great to be at the Suffolk Show today and speak to so many people - including Lesley Dolphin from BBC Radio Suffolk as well as meeting representatives from the National Farmers Union." "The Suffolk Show is an important annual event for the County - with so many people coming together to enjoy a fantastic day out."

22 MAY 2018

Therese Welcomes new Clean Air Strategy Designed to Cut Pollution

The Government has today announced a new Clean Air Strategy designed to cut air pollution, save lives and leave our environment in a better state than we found it. It includes plans for primary legislation to create a new legal air quality framework and give local government new powers to take decisive action to cut air pollution. The strategy focuses primarily on particulate matter, which affects breathing. The biggest contributor to this is the domestic burning of wood and coal which contributes 38% of UK emissions. Local MP and Defra Minister, Therese Coffey said: "I'm pleased that my department has today launched our Clean Air...

21 MAY 2018

Therese Calls for Filmmakers to Enter Film The House Parliamentary Competition

Therese is calling for local creators to enter Parliament's prestigious Film the House competition, which offers entrants the opportunity put themselves in direct contact with the movers and shakers of the film industry. Judged initially by Therese, MP's recommendations are put forward for a further round of judging by industry professionals, with prizes provided by industry sponsors, which in 2017 included mentoring from professionals in the film industry, a private screening of the winners' films for friends and family and classification of the winning films by BBFC. Therese said: "Suffolk has always been a hotbed of creativity – and...


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