Jesse reacts to redundancies at Gelpack

Local MP Jesse Norman has expressed his concern and sadness at the news of redundancies at the Hereford-based packaging company Gelpack, which has gone into administration.

Employees were told at a meeting today that the vast majority of staff will be made redundant immediately, with only a skeleton team remaining in place.

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Jesse welcomes £5 million funding for Herefordshire roads

jesse_norman_road.jpgLocal MP and Roads Minister Jesse Norman has greatly welcomed the news that Herefordshire will receive £5 million of Government money to improve local roads.

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Jesse’s Ross Gazette column: Transport for the future

As Gazette readers will know, I was made Minister for Roads by the Prime Minister in June.  It is a fascinating brief, and I am greatly enjoying getting stuck into my work at the Department for Transport.

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Children at St James's School back Funkey Maths!

Jesse with Funkey Maths class and St James's head, Kathy WestonChildren at St James's Primary School give their Funkey Maths classes the overwhelming thumbs up! That was the message when the kids met up with local MP Jesse Norman on his recent visit to the school.

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Jesse Norman Hereford Times column: Raising the Standard of Public Debate

Last week in Parliament featured a very unusual debate:  on the abuse and intimidation of parliamentary candidates during the recent General Election.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times Column: My New Government Position

Hello again everyone!  This is my first Hereford Times column since the General Election, which already seems like a lifetime ago. Harold Wilson once said that a week is a long time in politics, but in light of recent events it feels like an hour is.

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Jesse appointed as new Roads Minister at Department for Transport

Jesse Norman at the Department for TransportLocal MP Jesse Norman has been appointed as the new Roads Minister at the Department of Transport in the recent ministerial reshuffle.

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Jesse calls for "cast-iron commitments" on the new Asda Primary Care Centre

Jesse Norman MP has called publicly for "cast-iron commitments" on the proposed new Primary Care Access Centre next to the ASDA in South Hereford.

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Jesse “delighted and honoured” by election victory

Jesse Norman pulls a pint of Hereford Best in the Strangers BarJesse Norman has described himself as "delighted and honoured" by his re-election as Member of Parliament for Hereford and South Herefordshire. 

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Two choices: what this election is really about

This election is about two choices:  national and local.

Nationally, it is about whether we as a country recognise the challenges facing us over the coming years, and back Theresa May to lead us through them as our Prime Minister. 

That means giving her a personal mandate to negotiate with the EU, and a majority big enough to get the required new laws through Parliament and stop the Nationalists in Scotland from breaking up the United Kingdom.

Locally, this election is about which candidate has the experience, profile and track record to represent us best in Westminster. 

Whether it’s protecting Hereford and Ross hospitals, money for potholes—more badly needed now—new broadband, our booming Enterprise Zone in Rotherwas, the recent £8 million university start-up funding, helping hundreds of constituents a year or a host of other things, I believe my own record is second to none in Parliament—a fact recognised by three national awards. 

I have not been afraid to speak truth to power, as with the vote to bomb Syria in 2013.  But since then my roles as elected Select Committee Chair and now Minister of Energy have given me—and Herefordshire—direct access to the top of government. 

I have always worked to the utmost of my abilities on behalf of local people, and thrown myself heart and soul into putting Herefordshire on the political map. 

On June 8th I hope you will back me and Theresa May, locally and nationally, to continue this vital work.

Jesse Norman


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