Working Hard for North Durham

Blog: ‘Operation Red Meat’

Blog: ‘Operation Red Meat’

The idea of deploying the Royal Navy to the Channel was considered in August 2020 during what was then a peak in attempted crossing due to the calm seas that month. Many of the objections raised then remain valid: • We do not have enough Offshore Patrol Vessels (the...

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Statement: Prime Minister’s ‘Plan B’ Proposals

Statement: Prime Minister’s ‘Plan B’ Proposals

Thank you to all those who have taken the time to write to me regarding the Prime Minister’s Plan B proposals, which were voted on tonight in the House of Commons. As many of you will be aware, the actions of the Prime Minister have undermined public trust and...

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Blog: Government’s Future Soldier Announcement

Blog: Government’s Future Soldier Announcement

The government’s announcement yesterday confirmed that, by 2025, the British Army will shrink to its smallest size since Napoleon. The MOD so successfully briefed the national press that this aspect of the announcement was barely covered (only the Irish Times carried...

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Investment in Stanley

Investment in Stanley

Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham has written to the Chief Executive of Durham County Council to raise concerns about the local authority's recent decisions about investment and regeneration in Stanley. In March the Council approved planning...

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Statement: Social Care Sector

Statement: Social Care Sector

The Prime Minister’s statement yesterday promised to solve the issue of social care. It does nothing of the sort. Despite a series of regressive tax increases announced yesterday, taking us to our highest tax burden in 70 years, we still do not know how much of the...

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Letter to the Honours Forfeiture Committee: Paula Vennells

Letter to the Honours Forfeiture Committee: Paula Vennells

This week, Kevan wrote for the second time to the Honours Forfeiture Committee to call for the CBE awarded to Paula Vennells for "services to the Post Office" to be rescinded. Kevan stated that the award to Ms Vennells, who was CEO of the Post Office during the...

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