All in Stroud Constituency
More than 1,000 Sure Start centres have closed since 2010. The recent IFS report has shown that closing Sure Start centres is a false economy and early intervention saves money. The closure has also disproportionately affected rural areas, like Stroud
More than 1,500 Stroud people have backed calls to protect birds nesting in hedgerows. Allowing wildlife to flourish and protecting biodiversity is vital, says David Drew MP.
Climate change challenges us to consider social, economic, and environmental consequences of our actions on future generations well into the future. Declaring a climate emergency is only the first step.
We’re out and about! See here for the latest dates for David’s Cafe Politics and Pub Politics, as well as how to meet David’s caseworkers
Vulnerable people in Stroud with disabilities and health conditions are waiting up to eight months for a decision on their benefits. This is unacceptable and I’ve written to the judiciary asking for an explanation and action to address the this delay, which is causing real hardship.
“I was proud that I was able to call Trevor a friend. He’s done so much for our area. His generosity was legion”
Thank you Rednock School for hosting a thought-provoking Question Time event on Friday. There’s a short report here. Do let me know if you’d like me to visit your school!
The closure of Honda’s plant in Swindon will have a devastating impact on our regional economy. The Government is failing to protect manufacturing.
Proposed changes to TV licenses will affect more than 7,670 people in Stroud, costing them more than £1.1 million combined - and will mean a broken promise from the Tory government.
Video. David Drew MP has again asked for an urgent debate about how councils handle big contracts, saying that it appeared there had been “impropriety” in the handling of information in Gloucestershire.
We asked what you to tell us about the situation in Gloucestershire schools. Around 50 teachers, parents and professionals got in touch. Here’s what you had to tell me….
Dates for your diary. Want to meet up with David and share your thoughts and concerns with him? Over the next few months he is coming to pubs and cafes to talk politics and to listen.
This spring, David Drew MP’s caseworkers are again taking to the road to offer mobile surgeries to bring support directly to his constituents. They are approachable, friendly and experienced.
Young people from schools across Stroud joined David at his Sixth Form Brexit Seminar.
”When I see how politically engaged our young people are it seems clearer to me that we should give them a say,” said David Drew MP.
“I fear that Brexit will become one of the biggest domestic policy disasters this country has known.”
Watch David’s speech and read the full text here.
Here in Stroud we are seeing the evidence of our broken benefits system, and particularly the heartless way it treats people with disabilities. Over 70 per cent of people in Stroud who are turned down for disability payment PIP, have that decision over-turned at tribunal and their payments reinstated. But they are waiting 10 months for that decision - at huge emotional and financial cost
Javelin Park incinerator will cost at least £102 million more than the £500 million predicted, documents have revealed. I will now be calling for a parliamentary debate on Javelin Park incinerator and I remain opposed to incineration as a way of dealing with our waste. It is clear there are much cheaper, greener and safer options.
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.