On Thursday evening Rebecca Pow MP organised and chaired an open meeting to discuss with the Wellington community the potential for a new railway station in the town. The meeting was exceptionally well attended with almost 200 people turning up to have their say.
Taunton Deane MP, Rebecca Pow has welcomed new figures showing that Help to Buy, the Conservative scheme to help people access an affordable mortgage with a small deposit, has helped 15,317 families to buy their own home in the South West.
This week Rebecca Pow MP wrote to the Chancellor urging him to scrap plans to devolve Air Passenger Duty (APD) to Wales which would allow Cardiff Airport to run cheaper flights, undercutting Bristol Airport.
Since my election I have made a concerted effort to stand up for nature in Westminster, all too often this issue can be overlooked in favour of what might be considered as bigger policy questions of the day. Ensuring a sustainable natural world is an essential part of enabling a healthy life for us all. In this respect it is important that people who break the law and endanger our wildlife are investigated and prosecuted. The National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) is a vital part of this process and I am urging Ministers to protect its funding.
Despite recovering from recent surgery Taunton Deane MP, Rebecca Pow was delighted that her endeavours so far to raise the profile for the idea of a new metro style railway station for Wellington were recognised by the Rail Minister herself and referred to during a debate on the Great Western Rail route in the House of Commons last week.
Rebecca Pow MP has welcomed new figures showing 5,440 new apprenticeships have been started by people in Taunton Deane since 2010. This means more young people earning and learning, getting the skills they need for a successful and secure future, as they do locally at Albert Goodman.
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