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.
- Why I won't prop up a Tory Government.
- Keeping my general election promises.
- Why I'm determined not to help the Rees-Mogg and Johnson hard-Brexiters.
Read Caroline Flint's reply to an open letter from Frederika Roberts, spokesperson for Best for Doncaster, the campaign for a second EU referendum.
Dear Ms Roberts
I was disappointed to see you publish an open letter on Facebook on 24 October claiming that I haven’t replied to your emails. I have therefore published this reply.
Perhaps you may recall that I wrote to you in November 2016 about the triggering of Article 50. I also wrote to you in September 2017 about the commitments I made at the election. I wrote to you about EU citizen’s rights in December 2017. Finally, I wrote to you in January 2018 about Amendment 7 of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill - the meaningful vote.
My interview with Arj Singh in the Yorkshire Post.
Read my speech to the Academy of Ideas, Battle of Ideas weekend, on 14 October 2018 about reviving our industrial heartlands and small towns.
Why are we talking about the rust belt?
The short answer is Brexit. The referendum ripped a scab off, revealing the feelings of many for whom the benefits of modernisation and globalisation seemed marginal.
They saw their concerns ignored at best, ridiculed at worst.
This had been brewing for a decade or more.
As the MP who proudly boasts Doncaster Sheffield Airport in my constituency, may I welcome to this event today.
May I welcome the small businesses with ambition to grow; the firms with ambition to export more; or export for the first time. And may I welcome representatives of Heathrow and the firms associated with aviation at Robin Hood Airport.
This event is about Heathrow, but it is also about our future, here in Doncaster.