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Sir John Passmore Edwards - Tourism Week

To celebrate English Tourism Week, and this year’s theme of Literacy Hero’s, Anne Marie visited the Passmore Edwards Centre in Newton Abbot.

Anne Marie Visits Riverview Care Home

This morning (16th March) Anne Marie visited the Riverview Care Home in Teignmouth. Riverview is an adult social care home for people with autism/ASD and challenging behaviour.

Budget 2017

Today (8th March) the Chancellor delivered his Budget to the Commons. Key measures were announced for Social Care, Education and Business Rates.

Local Government Finance Settlement Debate

On Wednesday (22nd February) the Government brought forward a motion on the final Local Government Finance Settlement. Much has been said about the lack of funding that councils will receive across the county. This is especially true in rural counties such as Devon.

APPG on Rural Health and Social Care

On Tuesday (31st January 2017) I chaired the first ever All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Rural Health and Social Care. An APPG is a cross party group that looks at specific issues.

Education Funding in Devon

This morning (Wednesday 18th January 2017) I spoke in the Westminster Hall debate on Education Funding in Devon. The current funding formula is unfair and while the proposals for the future funding formula are better there is still a need for improvement.