Latest updates from Daniel

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:

Daniel questions the Prime Minister on direct rail links from London to Shrewsbury

After the disappointing decision from Network Rail to reject the London to Shrewsbury direct rail link, Daniel raised the service with the Prime Minister in the House of Commons.

When being asked about the train service from Shrewsbury to London, the Prime Minister stated he wants to bring more direct train services to important towns like Shrewsbury

Spending review delivers victory on fair funding campaign for Shropshire schools

Shrewsbury’s MP has welcomed a spending review that promises protection for schools and the NHS, no more cuts in armed forces personnel and a continuation of vital welfare reforms as well as an acceleration of infrastructure investment.

In particular, Daniel Kawczynski MP welcomed the firm commitment from Chancellor George Osborne to deliver fairer funding for schools, something that Daniel made a commitment to work towards when re-elected in 2010 and has worked tirelessly for ever since.
In announcing the spending review the Chancellor said

Daniel Kawczynski MP supports Guide Dogs' call to keep pedestrians safe from silent menace

Mr Kawczynski has supported Guide Dogs’ call for the installation of a vital safety feature on quiet hybrid and electric vehicles to keep pedestrians safe, by attending a reception at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 26 June. The Shrewsbury and Atcham MP was amongst the large number of Members of Parliament who backed the charity's call to install artificial noise generators on quiet vehicles.

Daniel's letter to Shropshire Star, congratulating Shrewsbury Marathon organisers

Dear Editor

Shrewsbury Marathon 2013

Through your pages, I would like to offer my congratulations to all those that were involved in making the first Shrewsbury Marathon a superb success.

I attended this event as a spectator and the atmosphere and support for the participants was overwhelming.  I was impressed with how well it had been organised; to hold such an event and keep Shrewsbury very much open for business is significant of the hardwork and commitment that had gone into the planning of the marathon.