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On Wednesday 21 January, Kevan signed the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment at Westminster ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day.
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Also on Monday, Kevan called into see residents at Stoneleigh Care Home in Annfield Plain, with local County Councillor Thomas Nearney:
On Monday 19 January, Kevan was in Grange Villa where he bumped into the village warden, Claire:
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has urged young people across County Durham to ensure they are registered to vote ahead of the General Election in May.
The introduction of Individual Voter Registration means that now each individual must register themselves, rather than one person doing it on behalf of a whole household as before.
Kevan said, “I was concerned to note that there has been a substantial drop in the number of seventeen year olds, who will turn eighteen in the coming months, appearing on the electoral register for North Durham. The numbers have fallen by around seventy-five per cent compared to last year.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has called for urgent action to be taken at the site in Stanley Town Centre which had been the planned location for a Tesco supermarket.
Tesco have today (8 January) announced that the proposed Stanley store is one of a number around the country which will no longer being going ahead.
Kevan said, “I was of course very disappointed to learn that Tesco are unable to proceed with the proposed store in Stanley, as I believe it would have been very beneficial for the town.
“However, it is vital now that Tesco, as a matter of urgency, work with the local community to find a solution with regard to the site, to ensure that it does not remain a blight on the town centre.
“I will be arranging to speak to representatives from Tesco about this as soon as possible.”
On Friday 19 December, Kevan attended Mental Health North East's Christmas Party and Fundraiser at the East Stanley Workingmens Club.
On Friday 19 December, Kevan visited Castle Court in Annfield Plain, following a catch-up meeting at Derwentside Homes. He was joined by County Councillors Thomas Nearney and Michele Hodgson.
The next advice surgeries will take place on Saturday 3 January. For one month only, there will be no Sacriston surgery, so the venues will be as follows:
St. Mary’s & St. Cuthbert’s Parish Centre, Church Chare, Chester-le-Street
9:00am to 10:30am
The Community Centre, Front Street, Great Lumley
11:00am to 11:45am
Prince Bishops Community Bank, 25-33 Front Street, Stanley
12:30pm to 2:00pm
The surgery at Sacriston Library will start again on Saturday 7 February.
With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year,
On Friday 12 December, Kevan called in at the Just for Women Centre in Stanley, of which he is Patron, to catch up on the work they had been doing.
Below Kevan is pictured with Manager and Founder Linda Kirk, showcasing some of the products made by the Centre.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has welcomed the announcement that the Gateway Wheelers will receive nearly £50,000 as part of this year’s People’s Millions Initiative.
The Chester-le-Street-based organisation secured the funding after taking one of the runner-up spots in this year’s television vote for a share in the Big Lottery Funding. The funding will be used for the group’s Freewheelers Project which will see them provide cycling sessions for people who are physically disabled through brain injury or accidents.