Westminster News

Anne Marie's Weekly Column

Anne Marie's weekly update on what has been happening both in Newton Abbot and Westminster

Anne Marie Reelected as MP for Newton Abbot

Anne Marie won re-election early on Friday morning after increasing her majority from 11,288 to 17,160. Overall she won 28,635 votes, an increase of 8.2% on 2015.

Prime Minister seeks General Election

I welcome the Prime Minister's announcement that she will seek a General Election on June 8th. It is right to seek a mandate to deliver Brexit and re-establish a program for government drafted by our current Prime Minister.

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.