Traffic Summit

On Friday the 4th of July I'll be holding a traffic summit to discuss and find solutions to the increasing traffic problems blighting Stratford Upon Avon.

The summit will start at 5:30 at the Rosebird community Centre, Shipston Road (By Waitrose) and will be open to the public.

Unemployment Falls Again

Unemployment has fallen again in the Stratford-on-Avon constituency.

The number of unemployed claimants in Stratford-on-Avon is 237 lower than it was this time last year with the unemployment rate now standing at just 0.8%. This is a fall of 44% in the last year

Rural Broadband

Villages across the constituency are already being upgraded to super-fast broadband and government funding is helping ensure that 90% of premises will be super-fast by 2016.

I want to ensure that everywhere in Stratford-on-Avon gets great connectivity so will be holding a broadband summit to ensure no community gets left behind.

Crime down 10% nationally

Since the 2010 election crime has fallen nationally by 10%. Here in Warwickshire it's fallen by 11%.

Shakespeare and Stratford in Parliament

For Shakespeare's 450th birthday I arranged a special event in Parliament. Students from Stratford secondary schools preformed extracts from Shakespeare plays directed by the RSC and pupils from Bridgetown Primary helped explain the Birthplace Trust's collection. Read more

Welcoming the Prince of Wales to the RSC

I was delighted to welcome the Prince of Wales to the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford to learn about their work with schools.

Rapacious Developers

I'm campaigning against rapacious developers who are exploiting loopholes in the NPPF to gain planning permission in locations that are unsuitable or for developments that are too large.

I've already had some success with changes to the guidance that helps council's interpret the NPPF, but there is still more to do.

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Minister confirms core strategy submission will defend Stratford from rapacious developers (30th June 2014)
In response to a parliamentary question from Nadhim Zahawi, Member of Parliament for Stratford-on-Avon, the Minister for Planning, Nick Boles, has...

‘Traffic Summit’ to tackle traffic issues throughout Stratford town (26th June 2014)
On Friday 4th July, Stratford on Avon MP, Nadhim Zahawi, will chair a Stratford ‘traffic summit’ bringing together local councils,...


In Parliament

Iraq | Oral Answers to Questions - Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates
Tuesday July 22, 2014
May I welcome my hon. Friend to his new position? It is a well deserved promotion. The Kurdistan Regional Government now have a 1,000 km border with ISIS. Their budget has not been paid since...

Vocational Education: Employers | Education | Written Answers
Monday July 21, 2014
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps she has taken to involve employers in devising vocational education; and if she will make a statement.

Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza | Oral Answers to Questions - Education | Commons debates
Monday July 21, 2014
On the murder of the passengers of MH17, may I commend my right hon. Friend on his swift action and the clarity with which he has stated his Government’s position to the British people? Has...

Topical Questions | Oral Answers to Questions - Education | Commons debates
Monday July 21, 2014
Does my hon. Friend agree that it is a national scandal that under the previous Government an estimated 350,000 young people a year were studying for post-16 qualifications that offered no route...