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YOUNG PEOPLE JOIN IN THE POLITICAL DEBATE IN YATE

A packed house attended a special meeting last week (29th September) in Yate to discuss getting young people more involved in politics. 

Jenny Willott MP, Thornbury & Yate MP Steve Webb and local young people who attended the meeting

CHARFIELD SCHOOLCHILDREN SHARE THEIR CONCERNS WITH LOCAL MP

A class of six and seven year-old children at Charfield Primary School this week had the opportunity to share their concerns with their local MP, Steve Webb.  

Steve Webb MP on his visit to Charfield Primary School, with the Year 2 class

HONOUR FOR LOCAL MP

Thornbury & Yate MP Steve Webb has been honoured by the Queen by being appointed as a member of the ‘Privy Council’, after four years of service as Minister of State for Pensions and seventeen years in Parliament.  The Privy Council is a group of senior Parliamentarians and other leading public figures whose role is largely ceremonial, but who occasionally meet with the Queen at one of her Royal Palaces to conduct Privy Council business.   Members of the Privy Council are referred to as ‘the Right Honourable’, and this title remains with them even when they are no longer act

MP AND COUNCILLOR CONDEMN BT OVER BROADBAND 'COVER-UP'

Local MP Steve Webb and Cotswold Edge councillor Sue Hope have joined forces to condemn the ‘secrecy’ over the Council’s deal with BT to upgrade local broadband services.  

LOCAL FUNDRAISERS IN 24 HOUR MARATHON FOR CANCER RESEARCH

Local Fundraisers in 24 hour marathon for cancer research Fundraisers from Yate and the surrounding area will descend on Yate Outdoor Sports Centre at midday on 4th July for a 24 hour 'relay for life' in support of Cancer Research UK.  

STEVE THANKS LOCAL PEOPLE FOR GENEROSITY OVER CHARITY SHOPS

Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb has publicly thanked the local people who do so much to raise money for charity through the area's many charity shops.

MP WELCOMES HUGE FALL IN UNEMPLOYMENT IN THORNBURY & YATE

Figures published today (14th May) showing a large fall in unemployment have been welcomed by Thornbury & Yate MP, Steve Webb.   The latest monthly figures show that in April 2014 there were 622 people out of work and claiming Jobseekers Allowance in Thornbury & Yate, a fall of a third in just over a year.   There were 805 people on JSA in the local area at the time of the last election, with the number peaking at just over 1,000 in early 2012, but the unemployment rate has fallen dramatically since then, and the fall is now accelerating.

YATE CINEMA – “URGENT NEED FOR DECISION” – STEVE WEBB

At last night’s Development Control Committee, South Gloucestershire Council deferred a decision on the application for a six-screen cinema and new restaurants on the overflow car park at Yate.   Councillors had outstanding queries about landscaping and highways issues and about the contribution to be made by the developers.

Commenting, Steve Webb said:

THORNBURY CHARITY CONCERT A SUCCESS

A charity concert held in Thornbury on Saturday (5th April) has raised over £230 for the National Autistic Society (NAS).   The concert was organised by Thornbury resident Gemma Cao, who as well as working for the NAS in Alveston is also an accomplished clarinet player

STEVE JOINS THORNBURY LITTERBUSTERS FOR SPRING CLEAN

Members of Thornbury Litter Busters with Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb joined a team of litter pickers in an annual Big Spring Clean.
 

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