All in Stroud Constituency
Gloucestershire is facing an education funding crisis, which means children may miss out on the Government’s ‘minimum’ spending pledge for schools. David has written to the Damian Hinds, Secretary of State for Education calling on him to keep his promise.
Dear Amber, …“we have witnessed our constituents being pushed into poverty. People in receipt of Universal Credit report going hungry, being left unable to afford clothes, toiletries or heating, and struggling to pay rent. They have been forced into debt and rent arrears, and surviving on foodbank vouchers.”
David Drew MP and Labour MPs have joined forces to write to Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions - ahead of a day of action planned for Saturday 1 December - to tell her about the hardship they have witnessed caused by Universal Credit in their constituencies.
A crunch meeting on Thursday could see spending reduced for most pupils in Gloucestershire because of the crisis in funding for children with special educational needs.
David Drew MP is calling for the Government and Gloucestershire County Council to honour the commitment of a minimum of £4,800 per secondary school pupil, at the very least.
Have a go at David’s Vote 100 quiz, celebrating UK Parliament Week.
David returned to Thomas Keble School and was inspired to see how they have risen to his ‘plastic challenge’
“This centenary year, we must remember those whose lives that were cut short as well as celebrate the peace that followed"
1,800 women in Gloucestershire are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, yet survival rates lag behind France, Germany and Sweden. David wrote to the health secretary urging him to include proper funding of breast cancer treatment in the long term NHS plan as part of Breast Cancer Now’s #55000 reasons campaign
Dursley GP practice The Walnut Tree with Dr Simon Opher is leading the way in tackling our mental health crisis and the increasing public health issue of loneliness
My caseworkers have already directly helped 1,000 people. Now they are taking to the road, with a series of mobile surgeries in venues across Stroud constituency. Details here
I spoke to health visitors who told me they are seeing more and more families under strain. We must improve mental health services and address the causes of rising mental illhealth
This is what the Department of Transport told David about rural bus services, like Dursley’s reduced Number 62
From the arms trade to education funding, work-life balance and Brexit, David Drew MP led a thoughtful and wide-ranging discussion in Nailsworth on Saturday. Read a full account here
I’ll be at Christ Church, Nailsworth on Saturday. Come along and tell me about the issues that matter to you.
People in Stroud have waited too long for investment in our railway station. Everyone should be able to access our rail network, which is why I made my submission to GWR, Network Rail and the Department of Transport to make Stroud a priority for long-overdue investment
David supports 1,000 headteachers, including Stroud’s Thomas Keble headteacher Julia Maunder, who are marching on Downing Street to demand that Government properly fund their schools
This week I made my submission to GWR and Network Rail which is currently deciding which station in the southwest should be a priority for investment from the £300 million Access for All government funding.
Everyone deserves to be able to access our trains and to travel into Stroud. Read my full submission below.
My caseworking team work incredibly hard to support people with all kinds of issues. They’ve now supported 1,000 Stroud people from across the constituency. That’s testament to their hard work, and the increasing need for help across Stroud