Andrew Bingham MP

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I'm Andrew Bingham and I'm delighted to represent the High Peak in Parliament.  I was born in the High Peak, and having lived here all my life it means a great deal to me to be able to stand up for our area in Parliament and make sure that local people have a strong voice in Westminster.

On this website you will find how to contact me as well as examples of some issues and campaigns I've been involved with.  There are also links to local organisations and other local information which should be of use to you if you live in the constituency.  If you are a constituent and would like to get in touch, I would be very happy to hear from you.  I hold regular surgeries all around the constituency but if you are an organiser of a local group, a teacher at a local school, or involved in a local business which you feel would benefit from a visit please let me know.

 

Andrew delighted as local shop makes shortlist for national competition

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Local MP Andrew Bingham was delighted to learn recently that the Village Greens shop in Charlesworth has been short-listed in a national Small Shops Competition.

The owners entered the competition after reading about Andrew promoting it and urging local shops to enter.

The Small Shops Competition was launched earlier this year by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Small Shops, which is a cross-party group of MPs who have a particular interest in small shops.

After paying them a visit last week, Andrew said:

"I'm absolutely delighted that they have been short-listed for the award. There are 20 shops which have been short-listed, and the winner will be announced in Westminster on 25 February. I will be going along to give my support, and I hope they succeed."

 

Andrew nominated in Political Twitter Awards 2015

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High Peak MP Andrew Bingham has this week been nominated as the 'Best Constituency Tweeter' for 'the MP most engaged with their constituency'.

The active local MP was nominated in the category as part of the Political Twitter Awards 2015, which will be decided by a panel of four experts, including Channel 4's Political Correspondent, Michael Crick.

The notes for Andrew's nomination say:

"The MP for High Peak is an online ambassador for his constituency. From weather updates and traffic bulletins to local football results and information about 'walking football' (we didn't know it existed either) it's not a feed for the Westminster anorak but clearly good value for local people."

Speaking about the nomination, Andrew said:

"I'm very flattered to be nominated, but what matters to me is whether my constituents find it useful to follow me on Twitter. Although it can be difficult to find the time to tweet, I will always try to pass on any local information or promote events that are happening in the area.

"I know some people don’t use Twitter - and I used to be one of them - but I've found that it is a good way of quickly getting information to a wide range of people across the constituency."

People can follow Andrew on Twitter at @HighPeakAndrew

 

Andrew takes part in Buxton Town Team Litter Pick

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Hardworking local MP Andrew Bingham was part of a group from Buxton's Town Team, who took part in a litter pick in the area around the railway station recently.

The team normally do a litter pick around the town on the first Sunday of every month, but this one was delayed by a week due to the snow. This didn't stop fifteen locals meeting on the re-arranged date to pick up rubbish around the railway station and on Devonshire Road.

After helping clear bags of rubbish, Andrew said:

"It was great to see so many people helping to clean up different areas today, and I'd like to pay tribute to everyone who took part, as well as Buxton Town Team for organising it.

"I think it's fantastic when people come together like this to help improve their local area, and I would urge more residents to get involved. Initiatives like this really help to foster a sense of community, which can only benefit the town."

To help Buxton Town Team with future litter picks, more information and contact details can be found on their website, www.buxtontownteam.org

 

Andrew ‘delighted’ as lobbying over Crescent pays off

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Local MP Andrew Bingham has welcomed the announcement that the Government has stepped in to provide the final £2 million worth of funding for the Crescent project in Buxton.

Following lobbying from Andrew and others, the money will be delivered through the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, and has been made available as part of the Government's Growth Deal funding.

Growth Deals bring together government funding for investment in infrastructure, housing, and other projects and put it in a single pot, which is placed in the hands of local authorities and businesses to invest – because they are best placed to know how to deliver local jobs and growth.

As part of its long-term plan to build a stronger economy, across the country the Government has announced a further £1 billion of funding for Growth Deals, which comes in addition to £6 billion from the Local Growth fund announced in July last year.

Andrew said:

"I am absolutely delighted that the Government has stepped in to provide the final part of the funding for the Crescent project.

"Five years ago the public finances were in a terrible state, but with the economy now growing strongly and the deficit halved as a percentage of GDP, the Government has been able to start increasing investment in projects which will help the economy grow even more, and it's fantastic news for Buxton that the Crescent is part of this funding.

Andrew added:

"I've always said that I'll fight the High Peak's corner in Westminster, so I'm very pleased that lobbying by myself and others over this project has paid off, and that it is this Conservative-led Government which has provided the final bit of funding.”

“In the last few months there have been two major announcements of Government money being made available, and I am delighted that the High Peak has featured prominently in both of them. The Glossop Spur road and now the money for the Crescent in Buxton are both great results for the High Peak. As the Member of Parliament it is always my job to ensure the High Peak doesn’t get overlooked. I lobbied ministers on both of these announcements and I’m thrilled with the results.”

 

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