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James Heappey Weekly Column

I'm afraid I've been unable to come to come to any concrete conclusions on the Prime Minister's revised Brexit offer.

James Heappey Weekly Column

I've just been watching a video of the most senior serving soldier in the British Armed Forces talking about mental health.

James Heappey Weekly Column

Last week's local election results are rather hard to interpret and my inbox makes it no easier.

James Heappey Weekly Column

This week's paper is published on the day of our local elections. These elections have received remarkably little attention in the media as the Brexit debate has raged in Westminster and the growing possibility of holding elections to the European Parliament has attracted more interest.

James Heappey Weekly Column

School Climate Strike inspiration Greta Thunberg visited Parliament this week to share her views on climate change with MPs. Her visit coincided with the Extinction Rebellion protests around London and comes hot on the heels of a series of strikes by school children over climate change.

James Heappey Weekly Column

It is not what I wanted but Parliament has chosen to kick the can down the road and to delay Brexit whilst we seek a way forward that could command a majority in the House of Commons. We don't seem to be going anywhere very quickly. 

James Heappey weekly column

The financial woes of our county council have brought in to sharp focus the age old political quandary of whether people will pay more in tax in order to fund public services.

James Heappey weekly column

During the school summer holidays, my family and I have really enjoyed heading out on our bike rides on the Strawberry Line.

James Heappey weekly column

Last week’s paper was published on the day that hundreds of local students were receiving their A Level results and this week’s paper coincides with the delivery of GCSE results to hundreds more. I remember my own GCSE and A Level results days very well indeed.

James Heappey weekly column

Since becoming your Member of Parliament one of the most challenging local problems that people have sought my help on has been people sleeping rough in our towns and villages.