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Saturday 25 June 2011

MP’s news Letter

Welcome ...

Welcome to this my 86th electronic news bulletin.

This week the Prime Minister has spoken with President Obama and I welcome his announcement to draw down the US troop surge from Afghanistan.

The surge by the US and international partners, supported by an increase in the number of Afghan army and police, has reversed the momentum of the insurgency and created the right conditions for security responsibility to begin to transfer to the Afghans from July.

We will keep UK force levels in Afghanistan under constant review. We have already said there will be no UK troops in combat roles in Afghanistan by 2015 and, where conditions on the ground allow, it is right that we bring troops home sooner.

We remain side by side with Afghanistan and our international partners to achieve a military and political solution in Afghanistan that will allow the Afghan people take full responsibility for their own sovereignty and national security.

This comes only days before Armed Forces Day which will be held this Saturday, 25 June 2011.

It’s an opportunity to do two things. Firstly, to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, Secondly, it gives the nation an opportunity to Show Your Support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families and from veterans to cadets.

Please remember, you can always contact me directly if you have any questions for me.

You can forward the bulletin on to your friends and family, who can sign up themselves by clicking here for my website.

Best wishes,

Edward Timpson
Member of Parliament for Crewe & Nantwich

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I have recently ...

  • Held a Constituency Surgery at my office in Crewe
  • Asked the Transport Secretary in the House of Commons how we can help British businesses avoid losing out to cheap foreign contracts, read more here
  • Been interviewed by local blog 'Love Nantwich', read more here
  • Waved the start flag at this year's Weaver Wander
  • Held a meet and greet at Wychwood Village Hall
  • Recorded a personal messge for TACT, the UK's largest fostering and adoption charity
  • Visited the Autism Network on Prince Albert Street in Crewe, to see the recent changes made to facilities and services

...This weekend I will be

  • Visiting the Customer Service Centre of Cheshire East Council
  • Visiting the Life Education Centre at Gainsborough Primary School
  • Visiting the Salisbury Estate to meet local residents and hear their concerns

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COMING SOON: Community News

Coming soon...

I will be showcasing the best local news stories from your own community on my website, in my office and eNewsletter.

I invite you to send me your good news stories from your community, so we can highlight the hard work of our local Volunteers, Community Stars and Fundraisers!

Look out for new announcements at

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Photos & Video ...

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  • Edward Waves-off the Weaver Wander

You can view all my photos and video at

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Virgin London Marathon 2011

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Raising money for Parkinson's UK in Crewe & Nantwich

In April I completed my 9th marathon, raising money for Parkinson's UK Crewe Branch.  There's still time to sponsor me on my webpage and help support a great organisation!

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MP blames Labour for exporting massive railway contract overseas

Crewe Chronicle

Rail contract fury

THE decision to award a vital train contract to a firm overseas - placing British jobs at Bombardier in Crewe and Derby at risk - has infuriated local MP Edward Timpson.
“This is the wrong decision,” he said, adding: “I’m angry and Bombardier's employees and management have my sympathy.” (See letters pages 16 &17).

Mr Timpson said affected Conservative MPs in Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire lobbied hard against the decision but European law was against them.
“In 2008 it was the Labour government that set unfair terms for this long bidding process. It priced Bombardier out of the market before they had even started and tied the hands of the Coalition Government under European law.”

He continued: “Labour sent the economic benefits of Inter City Express train manufacture to Japan and has now sent the economic benefits of the Thameslink train manufacture to Germany. They’ve learned nothing!.
“It's no wonder a railway constituency like Crewe and Nantwich chose to end its love affair with Labour. Gordon Brown may have wanted ‘British jobs for British workers’ but he never put his money where his mouth was. And this is the result. Again!”

© 2011 Crewe Chronicle

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Football centre raised in House

The Sentinel

MP EDWARD Timpson has asked the Government to intervene in the closing of the Crewe Alexandra Girls Centre of Excellence after the Football Association decided to withdraw funding. 

The Conservative MP for Crewe and Nantwich raised the issue in the House of Commons with Hugh Robertson, Parliamentary under secretary of state for culture, media and sport.

Mr Timpson asked him to "take it up personally" with David Bernstein, the chairman of the FA.

The club was a casualty of the FA's decision to reduce their centres of excellence from 52 to 30 for next season.

It means Crewe will also lose their £34,000 funding from the FA.

© 2011 The Sentinel

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Petition Handed In Against Coppenhall Plans

Crewe & Nantwich Guardian

PROTESTERS against the controversial £50m housing development in Coppenhall have handed in a petition of more than a thousand signatures to Cheshire East Council. 

Compaigners insist the Taylor Wimpey development of 650 houses on land off Remer Street will lead to gridlock on the area’s roads and overwhelm the local infrastrusture.

Local councillor Peggy Martin, who handed in the petition with fellow councillor David Newton, is meeting with local MP Edward Timpson about the issue on Friday morning.

She said: “The plans have now gone in to the council and we are expecting the meeting either in July or August.

“Everyone in the area is against this development.

“It is beautiful countryside they are talking of builidng on and once it is gone we will never get it back. There must be much more suitable sites around Crewe.

“We are just hoping that Cheshire East Council will listen to people who actually live in the area.”

Campaigner Robin Poste, a Remer Street resident, said: “We have about 1,800 signatures so far, but have until the end of the month to add more.

“If you look at the report from the developers, you would get the impression that not many people turned up for the consultation meetings. In reality they were packed with local residents against the plans.

“The developers have asked people who live outside the area for their views and produced a biased opinion based on that.

“People are more upset knowing that than they were before.

“Nobody on the area wants this development, the plans would see us sandwiched between two main roads at the front and at the back.

“The developers keep saying it is for the community. But which community is it for? Certianly not the one that is here already.”

Mr Poste added that the seven-year building plan will have an adverse effect on the community and properties due to vibration and pollution.

As developers Taylor Wimpey submitted the proposals to the council, a spokesman said: “I’m really encouraged to see that there is a good level of local support for our proposals.

“I understand that some concerns have been expressed and we fully expect a level of opposition from residents living in close proximity to the site.”

The application was backed by South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Dunning, who endorsed the plans for the economic benefits it would deliver for the town.

© 2011 Crewe & Nantwich Guardian

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