Westminster News

Heidi Allen MP wins Overall Newcomer MP of the Year

Mr Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow MP and Patron of the Patchwork Foundation announced the winners of the MP of the Year Awards 2017 sponsored by KPMG at Speakers House on 15th November 2017 for those MPs who have represented and work well with underrepresented, deprived and minority communities acro

More detail published for EU citizens

Today, the Government has published a technical document which has been sent to the European Commission as part of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

Accessible Transport for all

Earlier this year, the Department of Transport launched the Draft Accessibility Action Plan. This is the next step in the Government’s commitment to removing barriers for millions of disabled people across the country, allowing them to travel independently and confidently.

Heidi Allen MP secures debate on unaccompanied child refugees

Following her successful application to the Backbench Business Committee, Heidi Allen MP secured a backbench ddebate today on the Calais refugee camp and the ongoing situation for unaccompanied child refugees across Europe.

The motion to be debated reads:

PM's Open Letter to EU Citizens

Ahead of the EU leader summit meeting in Brussels, today the Prime Minister published an open letter to all EU citizens currently in the UK.

Heidi Allen questions Prime Minister about Universal Credit

Building on her question on Monday to the Work & Pensions Secretary, today Heidi Allen questioned the Prime Minister about the 6-week waiting period for Universal Credit payments and asked for a meeting to discuss this further.

Heidi Allen MP questions Work & Pensions Secretary on Universal Credit

During the Department for Work & Pensions oral questions, Heidi Allen raised her concerns about advance payments and questioned the Secretary of State about what additional support is available for Universal Credit claimants who have been waiting for a payment for over four weeks.