James appointed PPS for Jeremy Hunt

I am honoured to have been appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Jeremy Hunt MP, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. This is clearly a really important period for our NHS and broader health and social care issues.

James Cartlidge MP visit to Shotley Pier

Work to restore historic Suffolk pier ‘underlines the strength of community spirit’

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge and Shotley Pier Group chairman John Davitt on the pier. Picture: SHOTLEY PIER GROUP

Clare & Cavendish Christmas Social

The event was hosted by Branch Chairman Mrs Sarah Pugh and Association Chair Alaric Pugh and MP James Cartlidge was in attendance.

The event was very well attended and thanks go to Mr Shannon Craig who provided the mulled wine and Mrs Beth Salmon who helped with refreshments.

Annual Fundraising Dinner 2017

Annual Fundraising Dinner 2017

I think every one of the 120 attendees will agree that Michael Gove gave us value for money with a multi-faceted performance ticking at least five boxes. It was almost cabaret from one of the acknowledged great orators of our age.

New Association Chairman

Following Paul Ferguson and team's successful rescuing of the Constituency finances and steady hand at the tiller, this year's AGM has ushered in a new Chairman and team - tasked with managing the Association, providing support for branches and playing its part in fulfilling Party expectations.

Progress on technical education

For many years the UK has performed poorly in the international productivity tables. In real terms, this means that in 2015, for every comparable hour worked in Germany, the UK produced 37% less output. Average productivity across the G7 countries falls 18% above the UK.