This week, I secured a debate on transport for towns. I want a new transport deal for Britain's towns. Read my article for PoliticsHome.
Photo: With Cllr Bill Mordue at the start of the Great Yorkshire Way final leg.
Successful towns need to move people around efficiently, moving workers from home to places of work at all hours; visitors to hospitals; patients to GPs; students to schools and colleges.
But the UK’s towns – many of them small towns, face different challenges from our big cities.
Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has secured a Parliamentary debate on transport for towns.
Said Caroline: “I’m delighted to be able to highlight important transport concerns that affect Doncaster and its outlying towns.
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In the key Commons Brexit votes on Tuesday, Caroline Flint honoured her election pledges to oppose meaningless delay to the UK leaving the European Union.
Ms Flint voted for the Labour Jeremy Corbyn amendment, which reflected Labour policy, and backed the Dromey/Spellman amendment which signalled parliament’s preference for the UK to avoid leaving without a deal.
Caroline Flint joined MPs and health professionals this week to remind everyone of the importance of children keeping their teeth healthy this Christmas and all year round.
Said Caroline: “This Christmas, children will enjoy a lot of sweets, chocolate, sugary food and fizzy drinks. But we don’t want them to forget to keep their teeth clean and look after their smile.”
Caroline Flint, MP for Don Valley, celebrated the launch of the Mayflower 400 International Programme in Parliament this week, a four nation commemoration marking the sailing of the Mayflower ship in 1620 from England to the New World.
Caroline Flint and Hatfield councillor Derek Smith joined pupils at Coppice School to see how they have given new homes to unwanted animals at the school’s growing farm.
Caroline and Derek were given a tour of the school by Deputy Head, Natalie Swearman. But the highlight of the day was when pupils showed their guests the farm; with a goat, two pigs, chickens and a family of guinea pigs.
Parish councillors and local businesses joined Caroline Flint and ward councillors to say “Thank you” for a reduced speed limit on Ashton Lane which ends in the heart of Braithwell village.
Local businessman Arnold Pawson joined Caroline to check out the signs and road markings to slow down traffic coming into the village.
Caroline Flint was guest of honour to light up Tickhill for Christmas as the MP joined town councillors and local children at the Tickhill Buttercross to perform the count down to the big switch on.
Caroline then joined recently retired Town Clerk Margaret Cannings Clough on a tour of local businesses to judge the best shop window.