22nd January is Great Grimsby day!
An update so far on the work I’ve been doing so far this month:
I have lobbied the Cabinet Office & HMRC to be able to get funding support for a brand new specialist fish Border Control Post (something we’ve needed for over two decades). ABP and the Council now have the funding secured, so that will be built over the next few months and will mean more high quality import and export jobs created here.
I have supported the Council’s High Street Fund £17.3m has been awarded, so plans are now underway to see significant town centre development.
Post Brexit our trawling and fish processing companies need some transition and Covid support, so I’ve been working with DEFRA to make sure our local businesses are supported. I’ve been liaising with the industry to make sure we can support them in the right way and this week a £23m support package has been announced.
I continue to lobby the Chancellor to maintain the £20 Universal Credit uplift.
For the past year I’ve been working with Minister Gillian Keegan and Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson across-party with colleagues such as Lord Blunkett to help write a new Education White Paper for Further Education called Skills For Jobs. There’ll be more on the detail later, but you can find the White Paper here:
So far, since elected my constituency team and I have worked with over 1,800 constituents which continues to be the most important part of my work.
I’m currently working with a range of residents, community groups and councillors on the East Marsh. We would all like to see the area regenerated. We at the very early stages, but watch this space!