Andrew Bingham

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Welcome to my website

I'm Andrew Bingham and I'm delighted to have represented the High Peak in Parliament for the past five years.  I was born in the High Peak, and having lived here all my life it has meant a great deal to me to be able to stand up for our area in Parliament and make sure that local people had 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.

This website was established while I was a Member of Parliament. As Parliament has been dissolved there are now no Members of Parliament until after the Election on May 7 2015. Any articles dated before 30 March 2015 were from the period when I was the High Peak's Member of Parliament.

 

Andrew to re-launch his 'Ask Andrew' events for the General Election Campaign

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High Peak’s MP, Andrew Bingham, who will officially relinquish his status when the House of Commons rises at the end of March, is re-launching his Ask Andrew events that he used as part of the 2010 General Election campaign.

As of the end of March, Andrew reverts back to being the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate as the General Election campaign officially begins, and he is keen to speak to as many High Peak people as possible during the campaign.

During his five years as Member of Parliament, Andrew has always been completely accessible to all his constituents, meeting many people both individually and collectively. He has visited numerous organisations, businesses and groups as well as making many visits and calls to individual constituents to discuss their issues.

Andrew is now offering to visit small groups of people in their own homes as part of his General Election campaign.

Andrew said:

"Whilst there are already hustings planned for the campaign, I am keen to take the election to the electorate. Some people may not wish or be able to attend public hustings, so I am making an open offer to visit groups of people in their own homes during the campaign.

"Ideally these would take the form of a small group of friends, residents or work colleagues - around 10 was a number that worked well at the last election - in someone’s house, to ask me questions and discuss my views or what I can offer as the Member of Parliament.

"Sometimes the groups were friends with a common interest in a specific issue, sometimes it was a group of neighbours whose thing in common was purely that they lived close by to each other. Whatever the common link is, the important thing to me is that people feel they have the opportunity to meet and discuss on a personal level the issues that matter to them with one of the people wishing to represent them in Parliament."

Andrew added:

“As people consider who to vote for on May 7th and may still be undecided, I hope my 'Ask Andrew' offer will be of interest and give them the chance to meet me, ask me about my five years as their Member of Parliament and talk about my views and thoughts for the next Parliament to help them make an informed decision on how to vote.”

Anyone who would like to host an 'Ask Andrew' event can email Andrew at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to arrange it.

 

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 takes part in 24 hour Spinnathon for Brain Tumour Research

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Having already hiked around the High Peak, active local MP Andrew Bingham was last week cycling in Glossop - while staying still!

The Conservative MP was taking part in the 'on yer bike for Brain Tumours 2015' event - a gruelling 24hr session of back-to-back spinning classes, in memory of Paul Halfpenny, who died from the disease last year, after four years of fighting it.

Andrew took part in two sessions on the Saturday - the 10am to 11am slot, and the 8pm to 9pm slot.

The last two events - in 2013 and 2014 - raised over £30,000 for Brain Tumour Research, and Andrew was pleased to help promote the event this year to help them raise even more.

He said:

"I was happy to support them by doing two sessions, one in the morning and one on Saturday evening.

"I was absolutely soaked with sweat by the end, but it was for a very worthy cause, and I hope that it helps raise the profile of the cause and gets more money for Brain Tumour Research."

More information and how to donate can be found on the website: www.onyerbikeforbraintumours.com

 

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

 

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