Letter to Cllr. John Lodge

This week I sent a letter to Cllr. John Lodge. A copy of this letter is below:

On the track

I was asked the other day whether the West Anglia Taskforce was still in existence.  It is, I remain its Chairman and it meets again on 28 March.

Erasmus and Horizon after Brexit

The House of Lords European Union Home Affairs Sub-Committee – on which I sit – has just published a report “Brexit : the Erasmus and Horizon programmes”.

Rail investment

I have been asked to continue in my role as Chair of the West Anglia Taskforce. In that capacity I have met with the Mayor of London's new Deputy for Transport, Heidi Alexander.

Broadband in Uttlesford

My first speech in the House of Lords was in a debate about public services in rural areas. This gave me an opportunity to bang the drum for broadband provisions.

New trains are coming

I chaired a meeting of the West Anglia Taskforce last week at which Greater Anglia gave an update on progress with the new trains on order for the West Anglia line. I note there are now stickers on our present trains advertising this good news.

Airports - still questions to ask

I was pleased to attend the event at Stansted Airport on 8 June that marked the launch of a service by Emirates to Dubai.

'On Being Saffron Walden's MP: A Reflection'

I recently had the pleasure of writing an article for the Saffron Walden Historical Journal about my 40 years in Parliament.  The Journal, available in Harts Bookshop, Waitrose, the Tourist Information Centre and the museum in Saffron Walden, retails at £3 and is compiled by the town's Historical

Sir Alan opens new cricket season

Sir Alan Haselhurst proud to hold the County Cricket Championship Trophy won by Essex County Cricket Club in 2017.  The Trophy was brought to Saffron Walden Cricket Club as a special gesture on their Open Day on 21 April before being rushed back to the County Ground at Chelmsford.  Sir Alan, as a

My candidature for the upcoming General Election

When I heard the Prime Minister’s announcement of an early General Election I reacted enthusiastically with my only thought being to play my part in strengthening the position of the Conservative Party in Parliament.