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Broadband for Rural Areas

Neil asked the Broadband Minister how we can get superfast broadband to hard-to-reach rural areas in Devon an Somerset.

Coup in Zimbabwe

In light of the coup in Zimbabwe, and the fall of the Mugabe regime, Neil questioned the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, on the next steps Britain can take.

Banning Bee Killing Pesticides

Neil spoke in a debate on the UK bee population to call for protections for bees and ensuring there are safe alternatives to neonicotinoids.

Meeting with the Royal College of Nurses

Neil met with Heather and Ann-Marie from the Royal College of Nurses to discuss nursing provision in Tiverton and Honiton. 

There are 68 more nurses in Tiverton and Honiton since 2010 as the healthcare budget grows and demand increases. 

Neil said:

Kings House Day Hospice

Neil visited Kings House Day Hospice in Honiton to discuss hospicecare services in East Devon.

Maddock Farm Organics Visit

Neil visited Maddock Farm Organics in Cullompton, which was recently awarded the Soil Association’s prestigious BOOM (Best of the Organic Market) Award for Best of Fresh Produce.

Anaerobic Digestion Plant

Neil visited Viridor's Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Plant in Walpole, Somerset.

Since opening in 2013, the plant is successfully processing all household food waste collected for recycling in Somerset. It also has spare capacity for food waste from commercial sources. 

South West Growth Summit

Neil took part in the South West Growth summit - a major forum on how we can grow the economy of the West Country. Neil focused his remarks on getting better broadband and all South West councils working together to make their voice heard by Government.

Carbon Capture Technology

Neil took part in a debate on 'carbon capture' - a technology that captures carbon emissions from power and industry. The carbon is then stored to stop it being released into the atmosphere and contributing to the greenhouse effect.