News

Addressing claims Wiltshire is at risk of a 'second spike'

Yesterday several media outlets, local and national, reported that Wiltshire was on a list of areas facing a second spike in Covid-19 cases which could lead to a ‘local lockdown’, such as the one recently put in place for Leicester.

Weekly Update (23 June 2020)

Steve Cook bought the Walter Rose and Son butchers shop, at the end of Sidmouth Street in Devizes, when he was 21. Now silver-haired (but buzzing with vim and vigour) he tells me what lockdown has meant for him.

Picturing a new train station for Devizes

As lockdown rules have started to ease, I've been able to get back out into the Constituency and start to think again about local projects and priorities.

My vision for the future of social care

This week, after consulting with local practitioners in Wiltshire, I sent a letter to the Health and Social Care Secretary outlining proposals to improve social care.

Weekly Update (9 June 2020)

Last week Parliament returned to physical meetings - no more Zooming in from your bedroom to the House of Commons chamber - which caused some head-scratching about how to vote while socially distanced.

Weekly Update (30 May, 2020)

A weird week. I am sorry that between us, the politicians and the media have whipped up a storm that in no way helps the country’s battle to recover from the coronavirus crisis.

Plans for new Devizes train station move a step closer

I am so pleased to hear today that plans for a new train station to serve Devizes are a step closer. The proposals for a train station at Lydeway have been supported by a Department for Transport panel.

Danny Kruger - Weekly Update (May 22, 2020)

One of the consolations of lockdown for me has been the opportunity to watch a whole season pass. For you long-term Wiltshiremen and women this will seem perfectly normal, but I don’t think I have spent two uninterrupted months in the countryside since I was a child.