Heidi Allen MP Speaks in EU Withdrawal Bill Debate about importance of customs arrangement and the importance of allowing an amendment to let child refugees join their siblings

Heidi spoke passionately on day two of the EU Withdrawal Bill debate to put forward the case for keeping options open with regard to a customs union, arrangement or partnership.  She told the House that she viewed membership of EEA and EFTA (Amdt 51) as an important lifeboat and an option that we

Heidi raises Great Northern chaos with Rail Minister Jo Johnson

As the MP of a constituency badly affected by GTR’s recent train timetable changes, following my question to the Secretary of State on Monday 4 June (link to Question) I requested an urgent one-to-one meeting with the Rail Minister, Jo Johnson.

Preventing Young Sudden Cardiac Deaths

I was shocked to learn that 12 apparently fit and healthy young people die every week in the UK of undiagnosed cardiac conditions.  The UK needs a national strategy to ensure the guidelines and policies to prevent young sudden cardiac death are consistent.

Heidi questions Transport Secretary over rail chaos

During Urgent Questions on Monday 4th June, Heidi took the opportunity to ask Transport Secretary Chris Grayling about the rail chaos affecting South Cambs commuters.  Heidi pressed for a return to the pre-May timetables by the end of the week and requested additional compensation for Great North

Asking the DoH about Cystic Fybrosis Drug Orkambi

I recently wrote to the Department of Health begging them to look again at making cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi available on the NHS.  Several other MPs co-signed my letter which asked government to put pressure on the manufacturer Vertex to find a solution to the current impasse in negotiations. 

Rural Constituencies and 4G

I was one of the 45 MPs who signed the APPG for Rural Business letter to the Rt Hon Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Media, Culture and Sport demanding better 4G signal for rural areas.   The APPG are working to raise awareness of the need for better mobile signals for rural businesses ensuri

Train Timetables Are Changing from May 20th

Many of you contributed to the train timetable consultation run by Great Northern last year.  The result is a new timetable from 20th May onwards which affects every train and every journey on the Great Northern routes.   Every train, from every station has been changed with the intention of prov

Heidi welcomes UK ban on ivory sales

The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed that the UK will introduce a ban on ivory sales.

The proposed ban will be the toughest in Europe and amongst the toughest in the world – helping to protect elephants for future generations.