Latest updates from Daniel

Unemployment in Shrewsbury continues to fall

Daniel Kawczynski, MP is delighted that national statistics for July 2013 confirm that unemployment within Shrewsbury and Atcham is continuing to fall. 

Daniel Kawczynski said: 

“The number of unemployed claimants within Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency in July 2013 was 1,393. This represents a rate of 2.7% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, ranking 474th out of the 650 UK constituencies, with 1st  being the highest rate of unemployment and 650th being the lowest.

Shrewsbury church supported by Town’s MP in bid to win Heritage award

The news that a Shrewsbury church has been shortlisted for a prestigious English Heritage award has been met with delight and support from the Town’s MP.

St Alkmunds church located in the heart of town has made it onto the short-list for English Heritage’s prestigious Angel Awards which is co-sponsored by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and supported by the Daily Telegraph.

Daniel publishes report into the UK Government body UKTI

As part of the Government's drive for an export led recovery, Shrewsbury's MP has completed a report analyzing the efficiency and effectiveness of the body responsible for helping British companies export, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).

As well as promoting British exports abroad, UKTI also work to attract inward investment into Britain from overseas.

Commenting upon the publication of the report, Daniel Kawczynski MP said,

"The United Kingdom is the 5th largest economy in the world and yet we are ranked 12th in the value of our global exports.


Shrewsbury's Britiain in Bloom bid congratulated by town's MP

Daniel recently wrote to the Shrewsbury Chronicle to congratulate all those who put together Shrewsbury's bid for the Britain in Bloom award

Popular Visits to HMP Shrewsbury sold out in 24 hours

All free tickets for HMP Shrewsbury open days taking place on 14 and 15 September have been allocated within 24 hours of them becoming available.  
Daniel Kawczynski said: 
‘Ticket availability was advertised on Heritage Open Days website at the weekend (28 July 2013) and within 24 hours all of the allotted free tickets had gone. 

Daniel Kawczynski MP: Public Access to former HMP Shrewsbury

Daniel Kawczynski MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham has welcomed news that the former HMP Shrewsbury is to open its doors to visitors on 14 and 15 September 2013.

The 136 year old Shropshire Jail was one of seven prisons shut by the Ministry of Justice earlier this year to cut costs and since its closure,  many residents have approached Daniel to say that they would like to have the opportunity to look around the iconic building before another use is found for it.

Update from Daniel on Shrewsbury Prison building

“ Ever since the announcement that the Dana was to close, I have been in discussions with the Ministry of Justice, principally to ensure the closure did not result any compulsory redundancies for the staff.

Daniel Kawczynski MP in Discussions with Network Rail

Daniel Kawczynski, Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury and Atcham has met with Network Rail chiefs in a bid to progress the Direct Rail Link from Shrewsbury to London.   

Today’s meeting was arranged as a result of Network Rail’s  announcement that to allow more services on the West Coast Main Line would put the route under greater strain which in turn would lead to late services. 

Daniel Kawczynski MP asks for fairer funding mechanism for schools

Daniel Kawczynski MP today asked a question at Prime Minister’s Question Time in a bid to secure changes to school funding arrangements.  

Daniel has lobbied for many years for changes in the funding mechanism for schools to address the disparity of funding received by schools in Shropshire compared with those in more urban areas of the country. 

Daniel Kawczynski said: