Latest updates from Daniel

Daniel lobby’s rail minister with Shropshire delegation for renewed rail links to London

Following the closure of Wrexham and Shropshire rail, a cross party delegation of MPs secured a meeting with Minster for Rail in order to discuss a direct rail link from Shropshire to London.

Daniel was part of a delegation that included fellow Conservative MPs Phillip Dunne, Owen Paterson, Glynn Davies , Mark Pritchard and Labour MP David Wright.

Amongst other ideas, the discussion included the possibility of whether the service could be included in the West Coast franchise which is shortly under review.

Daniel raises reconfiguration case with Prime Minister and Department of Health

After receiving a large number of letters on the topic of the hospital services in Shropshire, Daniel Kawczynski MP brought the subject to the House of Commons in order to bring concerns to the minister, Simon Burns the Minister of State for Health, and to seek reassurances that the Department of Health will listen to the submissions made to the consultation. Daniel was emphatic over the importance of this issue, which Daniel also brought up in the Prime Minister’s Question Time prior to this debate.

Daniel comments on re-configuration of services at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

After extensive consultation with the Chief Executive of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Adam Cairns, Senior Medical Consultants and various Patient Organisations, I am beginning to share with them some of the concerns expressed to me by Shrewsbury Constituents over the likely impact on local people of the proposed changes in the way that local hospital services are configured.

Train safety fears raised with the Government by MP

After an incident on the Shrewsbury to Birmingham train was brought to his attention, the Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury has written to the Minster for State for Transport in order to raise his concerns with her.

Daniel Kawczynski MP has written to the Minster of State at the Department for Transport, Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP in order to highlight the dangerous overcrowding that is occurring on this much used commuter route. The event in question involved a passenger being taken ill on a train, however with such overcrowding, administering first aid was almost impossible.

MP asks for answers on local roadwork disruption

A number of significant sewage works taking place on one of the busiest roads in the rural part of Shrewsbury has led the Town MP to meet with the water company completing the works.

Daniel Kawczynski MP has a number of concerns that traffic in Nescliffe will be severely disrupted owing to these works, causing added uncertainty to local businesses and real inconvenience to local residents.

Daniel meets with Shropshire World Development Movement

Members of the Shropshire WDM came to see Daniel in his constituency office to discuss a number of global issues.

On the agenda were climate adaptation grants and food speculation limits as well as a number of other topics that were brought to Daniel’s attention.

In attendance at the meeting were Ken Pattison, Anthony Twist, Grant Wilson, Robert Duff, Dave Caton and Jo Pattison

Shrewsbury urged to vote for superfast broadband by Town MP

Internet users across Shrewsbury are being urged by the town’s MP to vote for their local area in the race for superfast broadband.

‘Race in to infinity’, a competition being run by BT, is an online competition giving residents the chance to be included in the areas of their superfast broadband rollout. The five areas with the largest percentage of votes by December 31st 2010 will win the chance to bring superfast broadband to their area.

Local restaurant receives Parliamentary accolade

Café Saffron from Shrewsbury & Atcham has been Highly Commended in the prestigious Tiffin Cup competition.

Café Saffron will receive a certificate and embroidered Newby Teas Tiffin Cup 2010 chef jacket to mark their achievement in this year’s competition.

The Tiffin Cup champion will be chosen from a shortlist of 10 restaurants, each representing their region of Britain, on Tuesday 9 November in the Grand Final cook-off in the House of Commons.

Café Saffron was nominated by Shrewsbury’s Member of Parliament, Daniel Kawczynski.

Ironbridge power station is raised in Parliament

Yesterday in Parliament, Shrewsbury's MP raised the issue of the Ironbridge Power station’s future in a debate he secured on Coal Fired power stations.

Yesterday in Parliament, Shrewsbury's MP raised the issue of the Ironbridge Power station’s future in a debate he secured on Coal Fired power stations.

In the debate, Daniel raised with the Minister, the issues of jobs at the Ironbridge plant, as well as enquiring what support the Government is offering to existing power stations to adhere to EU regulations on carbon emissions from coal fired power stations.

Town MP delighted with new post at DEFRA

The Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury was ‘delighted’ when he was recently made Private Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State for Agriculture. Daniel Kawczynski MP received the post of PPS to Jim Paice MP, who is the Minister responsible for Food and Agriculture at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

The role of PPS is the link between senior Minister in Government department and the Members of Parliament from the Government benches in the House of Commons.