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Selous - Latest Voting On Brexit

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (29 Jan 2019)   LINK Voted (no) against requiring ministers to secure sufficient time for the UK Parliament to consider and vote on options to prevent the UK leaving the EU without a ratified Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, and that those options should include: (i) Negotiating changes to the draft Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration so as to secure a permanent customs union with the EU, a strong relationship with the single market underpinned by shared institutions and obligations, and dynamic alignment on rights and standards, in order to command a majority in the House of Commons; (ii) Legislating to hold a public vote on a deal or a proposition that has commanded the support of the majority of the House of Commons. (division #307; result was 296 aye, 327 no) European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (29 Jan 2019)   LINK Voted (no) against noting that the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and House of Com

5 Into One — Proposal for Dunstable Health Hub

From today a new consultation begins on a new Health Hub for Dunstable. The proposal will be discussed at a CBC meeting from 10am today. You can watch that live from The proposed location for the Dunstable Hub is behind the Grove Theatre, and it is proposed that five of the Dunstable town centre GP practices would relocate into the facility. These practices are:  Dr Hassan and Partners, Priory Gardens  Dr Quartly and Partners, West Street Surgery  Dr Dogra and Partners, Kingsbury Court Surgery  Dr O'Toole and Partners, Kirby Road  Dr Haq and Partners, Eastgate Surgery The consultation will take place between Monday 28th January and midnight Sunday 24th March 2019. The prime aim of the consultation will be to understand any potential impacts on patients of moving the five town centre practices into the hub, and what services residents would like to see delivered from the same locat

Police and Crime Commissioner Visits Houghton Regis

Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, was joined by the Deputy and Assistant Chief Constables of Bedfordshire Police and members of the community team to meet residents to explain their plans for local policing at a public meeting in Houghton Regis (Monday January 14 2019). The PCC opened the event at the Bedford Square Community Centre in Tithe Farm Road, Houghton Regis, by explaining the investment she is insisting on in new officers for local policing following her successful bid to the Home Office for ... Continue reading

Local Health Services Coping But Demand Expected to Rise

Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) says the health system coped well over the Christmas and New Year period, with fewer people attending Bedford Hospital’s A&E department and the number of admissions, was down from previous years. “We were well prepared for an extremely busy festive season but it appears people are heeding our message about using health services responsibly,” says Sally Adams, BCCG Chief Operating Officer. The New Year has bought with it colder weather and lots of colds and bugs are beginning to spread, with health services starting to see an increasing number of patients. With the worst of the winter weather still to come, demand is expected to increase further and the public is being reminded they should first consult their local pharmacist or call NHS111 for non-urgent health problems. Pharmacists are highly experienced healthcare professionals who can advise on the treatment options for a wide range of minor health conditions and can o

Andrew Selous Votes No in Finance Bill

Finance (No. 3) Bill - Impact of provisions of section 5 on child poverty and equality (8 Jan 2019) Voted (no) against requiring the Chancellor of the Exchequer to review the impact of clause 5 on child poverty and equality (division #285; result was 294 aye, 312 no) Finance (No. 3) Bill - Review of powers in consequence of EU withdrawal (8 Jan 2019) Voted (no) against requiring the Chancellor of the Exchequer to review the fiscal and economic effects of the exercise of the powers in clause 89(1) before exercising those powers. (division #286; result was 292 aye, 314 no) Finance (No. 3) Bill - Minor amendments in consequence of EU withdrawal (8 Jan 2019) Voted (no) against preventing the Government implementing the “no deal” provisions of Clause 89 without the expl

The Voting Record of Andrew Selous, MP

Andrew Selous,  Conservative MP for South West Bedfordshire, was first elected to the House of Commons in 2001 and had previously contested Sunderland North seat in 1997. He is a director and prominent member of the Conservative Christian Fellowship. In 2006, Selous was promoted to Shadow Minister for Work and Pensions. In the Coalition government, he was the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, from 28 May 2010 to 16 July 2014. On 16 July 2014, he was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice with responsibility for Prisons and Probation and retained this role following the 2015 general election. However, he was asked to step down from the government by Theresa May after she became Prime Minister in July 2016. He provoked ridicule by making a tweet (subsequently deleted) supporting the removal of benefit entitlement from non-English speakers: "Strongly support the loss