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We have so many people doing so much in our Town for others - and they who are often under-valued. I have had the pleasure and honour of meeting some of them recently, and hope to meet many more as the lockdown eases.

Lia Nici Welcomes Boris Johnson's "New Deal" for Britain

I welcome the plans proposed by this Conservative Government to take the UK forwards as we start to look at what lies beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. We need bold, decisive leadership that has the energy and drive to quickly rebuild our damaged economy.

Protecting The Heritage Of Great Grimsby

I'm delighted that the Government through the Department of Transport has agreed to pump in an additional £2.9million to repair and preserve the Corporation Bridge. It is is one of the most iconic landmarks in Grimsby with a rich history and it is right that it is saved for future generations.


The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak took time out of a busy schedule last week to meet with me to talk about investment in our area, particularly the Zero Carbon Humber Project. It was a very productive and encouraging meeting.


Last week, I had a very useful discussion with Victoria Prentis, Under-Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. I was very encouraged by our discussion on the current fishing negotiations, and l stressed the impact of any final agreement on the future of the fish industry here.

Keeping The Town Deal For Great Grimsby On Track

On Tuesday 19th May I had a virtual meeting with Simon Clarke MP, the Northern Powerhouse Minister to discuss the Town Deal for Grimsby. I emphasised to the Minister just how vital this is for Grimsby.

Getting Grimsby retailers safely open for business quickly

We can’t escape the fact that the present restrictions currently in place to combat Covid-19 are having a very negative impact on some of our local businesses. Some of these businesses in the town, such as family owned shops were already facing tough trading conditions before the pandemic.