In the wake of last month’s trio of by-elections, it is clear that it is the outcome from the western outskirts of London that is driving the conversation more than any other. In Uxbridge we saw a surprise, if welcome, Conservative victory which many, including Steve Tuckwell, my new colleague, has put down to the impact of the incoming Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) expansion.
Peter Aldous, who is chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Further Education and Lifelong Learning, has organised a letter from backbench MPs to urge the Chancellor of the Exchequer to invest £400 million of emergency funding into colleges so they can continue to offer a wide range of courses.
Last February, the Government published its White Paper “Levelling-Up the United Kingdom”, setting out twelve targets for 2030. In December, the East of England APPG, which I Co-Chair with Daniel Zeichner MP, published a report on Levelling Up the East of England, which analysed confidence in the region to achieve these targets.
With families and businesses struggling with rising bills and energy security shooting up the policy agenda, there is a new impetus to develop nuclear energy as an essential part of the UK’s energy mix. A major new resource for UK policymakers has now set out some of the steps that will help build a new nuclear future for the nation.
Peter Aldous writes for The House Magazine.
The Future Fisheries Alliance (FFA), a coalition of the Marine Conservation Society, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and World Wildlife Fund, advocate for sustainable fisheries management and propose Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) with cameras to achieve this.