I am extremely worried by the news that Ofsted has suspended four privately-run nurseries in northern Devon, pending an investigation into safeguarding. My first concern of course is for the wellbeng of the 450 children who attend these nurseries, and I have written to Devon County Council to se
"I am delighted with the news that the application to build houses at Mannings Pit has now been withdrawn. This is a victory for the Friends of Mannings Pit campaign group and for the whole community who have fought so hard to achieve this outcome.
The House of Commons doesn’t usually sit on a Friday, but last week was an exception. I stayed in Westminster with other colleagues to consider Private Members’ Bills, which are brought forward not by the government, but by individual backbench MPs.