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Daniel's Shrewsbury Chronicle Column - 16th January 2014

2013 was a tough year for many constituents in Shrewsbury and Atcham.  My excellent staff and I worked with a significant number of people who suffered real hardship, and we continue to do whatever we can to help people who are struggling. 

The real way to improve the lives of hardworking people however is to improve the local and national economy and, recently, two key measures show that we are making progress:

Government’s West Midland export body debated in House of Commons.

After writing a report on the performance of the UK’s National body for Trade and Investment, a West Midlands MP has secured a debate in the House of Commons to discuss the organisation’s work closer to home.

Daniel applauds Government work to increase apprentices in Shrewsbury and Atcham

New figures released by the National Apprenticeship Service have shown that the number of apprentices in Shrewsbury and Atcham has increased by 127% during the first three years of this Parliament. Under the last Government there was an average of 468 apprentices per year in the constituency, whilst under the current government the average has been 1,063.

UKTI plays positive role in Columbian coup

Following the recent win of their first overseas contract and a subsequent business article published by regional newspaper the Shropshire Star, Daniel Kawczynski, Conservative MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham, contacted award winning marketing consultancy, Positive Advertising, and invited them to his office at the Houses of Parliament to discuss the future opportunities available and how he might be able to help. 

Shrewsbury pupil picks up science writing award in Parliament

At a ceremony that took place in the Speaker’s state rooms in the Houses of Parliament, a pupil from a Shrewsbury Primary School won the Primary School Category in the Royal Society for Chemistry Bill Bryson Prize for Science Communication 2013.

Jasmine Jones from St George’s Junior School won the award from the Royal Society of Chemistry, and attended the awards ceremony in the Speaker’s state room in the Houses of Parliament along with Mum, Dad, older brother and her teacher from St George’s, Miss Sharon Evans.

Daniel Kawczynski MP: SCAT Pupils Visit Westminster

Pupils from Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology (SCAT) have been given the opportunity to question their MP Daniel Kawczynski in Westminster this week. 

A tour of Westminster had been arranged for college students currently studying Public Services at SCAT and Daniel met up with them to answer their questions on local politics.   They discussed topics such as the controversial North West Relief Road and the role that Daniel has to play in trying to make such projects come to fruition.

Provisional details of direct train link to London

In a series of meetings with Virgin Trains and Network Rail this week, Shrewsbury’s MP has ascertained the provisional details of a direct train from Shrewsbury to London due to start from Spring 2014.

As a result  of meetings held in the House of Commons, Network Rail have offered Virgin time slots to run two trains a day on the route to and from London. Daniel Kawczynski, the MP for Shrewsbury, had been urging Network Rail to work with Virgin to secure a service that could be accommodated into the existing timetable, with this initial service being welcomed by all sides.

Shropshire MPs and local Fire Chief meet Fire Minister

Shropshire MPs yesterday took Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service Chief Fire Officer John Redmond with members of the Authority to meet Fire Minister Brandon Lewis MP in Westminster.

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