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Toby helping out in the galley on HMS Collingwood as part of the Parliamentary Armed Forces Scheme

Toby Perkins MP calls on Government to give our Armed Forces a ‘fair deal’

To mark Armed Forces Day on 24th June, Toby Perkins, Member of Parliament for Chesterfield, has called on the Government to give our Armed Forces a better deal. Toby, who is Chair of the Labour Friends of the Forces, said “I am delighted to show my support for our Forces, serving personnel, Veterans and their […]

Toby with Douglas Fogg, Kevin Fogg and Madeline Makarem

Toby Perkins urges action to save vital ‘Meals On Wheels’ service

Toby Perkins, Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate, has called on the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) and Social Services to do all they can to ensure the RVS ‘Meals On Wheels’ service continues to provide meals to over a hundred elderly and vulnerable people in Derbyshire. The RVS has decided that the service is no longer financially […]

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Staveley Matters- Tell us your views on Banking and GPs

Toby with local business owners Keith Bannister and Tony Kay Chesterfield Labour candidate Toby Perkins needs to hear your views on two issues that are crucial to Staveley and its people. Banking NatWest have suggested that they will be closing their branch in Staveley. Hundreds of local residents have already signed a petition in an attempt […]

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Toby’s speech on a great victory for pubs

Today, in parliament we did a good thing. After much wrangling and disagreement, the Government was (to their credit) persuaded to back Labour Lord Roy Kennedy’s amendment to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill meaning that from July developers will always have to seek planning permission before demolishing or changing the use class of a pub. This […]

Chesterfield MP would like to hear from constituents who may be affected by potential changes to the prescribing of gluten-free products

Chesterfield MP would like to hear from constituents who may be affected by potential changes to the prescribing of gluten-free products

North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (NDCCG) are currently undertaking a review of all services they commission, which could see them stop providing gluten free foods on prescription. Toby said, “Underfunding of the NHS by the Government is forcing Clinical Commissioning Groups to make some unacceptable and agonising choices about what treatments they can fund or […]

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Toby Perkins MP calls for the government to guarantee EU citizens the right to remain in the UK post Brexit

On Monday the 20th February, Toby Perkins MP was delighted to show his support for a mass lobby of Parliament organised by the3million.org.uk, UNISON and New Europeans in support of EU citizens right to stay in the country after Brexit. Toby Perkins MP signed a pledge to call on Theresa May to guarantee unilaterally the rights […]

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Scrap Bereaved Family support cuts, says Toby

02 March 2017

Chesterfield Labour MP Toby Perkins has hit out at plans to cut social security support for bereaved families. Three quarters of bereaved families will lose out under the Tory plans which will see three social security payments reduced to one. The Government plans to cut both the amount that grieving families can claim, and the […]

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Toby with centre manager, Dave Radford, outgoing chair, Sheelagh Hanson, and newly-elected chair, Fee Unwin

Toby Perkins MP congratulates Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Volunteer Centre on another successful year

20 February 2017

Local MP Toby Perkins joined staff, volunteers and stakeholders at the Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire Volunteer’s annual general meeting (AGM), which marked another successful year for the organisation. Toby said, “Volunteer organisations across the country have struggled over the last few years but The Volunteer Centre remains resilient during these tough times. Much of […]

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Toby with CSC Unite rep, Colin Walker

Chesterfield MP calls for parliamentary debate on CSC job losses

20 February 2017

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), which has an office on Old Road in Brampton, announced plans to cut another 1,100 jobs ahead of a potential merger with a division of U.S. Computer giant, Hewlett Packard. Following a meeting with Union reps, Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield, has called for a debate in Parliament to discuss the […]

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Toby with the school council and governor, Cllr Keith Mils, at Spire Junior School

‘Running for cash is the only alternative to sacking staff’

15 February 2017

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins questioned the Prime Minister on the new national schools funding formula after a local school serving a deprived area was told it would receive the biggest cuts in Derbyshire. The funding formula dictates that Spire Junior School will lose funding equating to £17,000 per annum. Spire Junior School serves an area […]

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MP battles for Chesterfield in HS2 debate

07 February 2017

Local MP, Toby Perkins, attended a late night debate in Parliament regarding the planned M18 route for HS2 which would ensure the high-speed rail link included Chesterfield. At a debate which went on until almost 2am, Toby demanded that any changes ensure Chesterfield remains part of the plans. Toby said in the debate: “From the […]

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Chesterfield MP named one of the top 10 “movers and shakers” in Derbyshire’s beer and pubs scene

07 February 2017

Toby Perkins MP, who was recently elected as the new chair of the All Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group, has been named in the Derby Telegraph’s top 10 “movers and shakers” in Derbyshire’s beer and pubs scene. Toby is a former Shadow Pubs Minister and was named the British Beer & Pub Association’s Parliamentary […]

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Toby with Tesco staff and Usdaw organisers

MP calls for better protections for retail workers

06 February 2017

Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield, has joined calls for action to protect shopworkers and retail staff from violence and abuse. A recent study by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) shows that the human cost of retail crime is growing, with a 40% increase in offences involving abuse or violence against shopworkers; rising from 41 to […]

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Vote on Article 50

01 February 2017

The article that I have sent to this week’s Derbyshire Times in response to an enquiry about how I will vote on Article 50 ratification This weekend’s deliberations ahead of the vote that will take place on whether to trigger Article 50 have been amongst the most tortured I have faced in my time as […]

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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries in Chesterfield and Staveley so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

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