Latest updates from Daniel

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.

Daniel Kawczynski hosts award winning Shrewsbury business Go Green Systems in Parliament

The Shrewsbury and Atcham MP held a meeting with two Shropshire entrepreneurs in the house of Parliament on Tuesday the 26th of November. They discussed how government policy can help growth and employment for Shrewsbury firms. Daniel recently wrote a report on Efficiency and Effectiveness of UK Trade and Investment and is looking to encourage Shropshire firms to consider opportunities to export.

Shrewsbury & Atcham MP hosts Shrewsbury-China Business Alliance

Shrewsbury and Atcham MP, Daniel Kawczynski is proud to have hosted the first Shrewsbury-China business alliance to have been formed in the Houses of Parliament.
As a keen promoter of local businesses and a leading voice on UK exporting, Mr Kawczynski has backed Shrewsbury based company, Red Step Marketing since meeting them at a local business function earlier this year. Last week he made history by hosting a crucial business meeting in Westminster, helping them to clinch a major Chinese client and promote Shropshire in Asia.

Old Salopians have Gala dinner in the House of Commons

Daniel Kawczynski MP last night [18 November 2013] hosted a gala dinner for past pupils of Shrewsbury School in the House of Commons.

Daniel said:
“This is the first time a reunion has taken place in the House of Commons in the history of Shrewsbury School. 55 Old Salopians joined me for dinner; many of them have now reached the top of their professions in so many different and important walks of life. 

Unemployment in Shrewsbury continues to fall

Daniel Kawczynski, MP is delighted that national statistics for October 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 October 2013 was 1,331. This represents a rate of 2.6% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, ranking 455th out of the 650 UK constituencies, with 1st  being the highest rate of unemployment and 650th being the lowest.