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Kevan welcomes Ofgem report on the response to Storm Arwen

Kevan welcomes Ofgem report on the response to Storm Arwen

Kevan has today welcomed the publication of Ofgem's report into the response to Storm Arwen. Kevan said: "I welcome Ofgem’s report which highlights a lot of the issues that were identified at the time by my constituents about the failings of Northern Powergrid. "What...

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Updated Statement: Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Updated Statement: Russian Invasion of Ukraine

I fully support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and I condemn President Putin’s unprovoked and unjustifiable attacks. These actions are a flagrant breach of international law and will have tragic and horrendous consequences. I know people in this...

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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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Northern Powergrid Update

Northern Powergrid Update

It is totally unacceptable that a week after storm Arwen, residents of my constituency do not have electricity. I am appalled that my office has been told today that the earliest power will be restored to properties in High Handenhold and Blackhouse is 8th December.  ...

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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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