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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.

Weekly Column

When I was elected as the Member of Parliament for this wonderful constituency in May 2015, I thought I knew that the next General Election would be on Thursday 7th May 2020.

James Heappey Weekly Column

Over the last two weeks thousands of students across the Wells Constituency have been receiving their A-Level, B-Tech and GCSE results.

James Heappey Weekly Column

In my last column I wrote about the newly crafted industrial strategy for our region and my hopes for how it might catalyse some change in our county's economy.

James Heappey Weekly Column

Last week I had an excellent meeting with the Chief Executive of our Local Enterprise Partnership to discuss our vision for developing the economy in Devon and Somerset.