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James Heappey Weekly Column

I hope that after the political tumult of the last year or so, you have enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing Christmas. Before writing today’s column I had a quick flick back through the archives to see what I said in my first column on 2019. It was bleak reading!

James Heappey welcomes small business announcement

Prospective MP for Wells James Heappey has welcomed the Conservative Party’s commitment to support thriving small businesses, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s visit to Wells last week.

James Heappey backs plans to end prosecution of veterans

The prospective Member of Parliament for the Wells Constituency, James Heappey, has welcomed plans unveiled by the Conservative Party to end the vexatious prosecution of former service personnel and a new package of benefits for serving soldiers, sailors and airmen as well as our veterans.

James Heappey Weekly Column

It has been an extraordinary few weeks to be a Member of Parliament and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon.

James Heappey Weekly Column

In this week’s column, I want to praise the hard work of all our teachers here in Somerset and that is why I am so pleased to see the Wells constituency directly benefitting from a huge investment in school funding.

James Heappey MP welcomes ‘major investment’ in Somerset’s hospitals

Wells MP James Heappey has welcomed the ‘major investment’ announced by the Government in two hospitals serving his constituency, amounting to £900million.

The Government announced the largest ever hospital building programme and two Somerset hospitals have been included in the scheme.

James Heappey Weekly Column

In the Wells constituency there are three independent schools: Millfield, Downside and Wells Cathedral School. Sidcot is just over the boundary.

James Heappey Weekly Column

It seems almost routine now to write these columns in the context of extraordinary political upheaval. The prorogation of Parliament was not considered a matter for the courts in England and Wales but in Scotland it was, and those Scottish judges decided it was illegal.