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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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People with Arthritis need more support to work, says MP

Toby Perkins MP has called on the government to provide more support for workers with arthritis to help close the ‘arthritis employment gap’ Arthritis is the number one cause of pain, disability and working days lost, according to Arthritis Research UK, which highlighted the issue to Toby Perkins MP at a recent parliamentary briefing. Arthritis […]

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Scrap Bereaved Family support cuts, says Toby

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 […]

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

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 […]

Toby speaking in last night's debate

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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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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Toby Perkins MP signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

26 January 2017

This week I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing I pledged my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people. Friday 27th January will mark the anniversary of […]

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Toby with Belinda Lancaster of Grayson's Solicitors, and Mary Honeyben from Elliot Mather LLP

Government insurance reforms will deny justice to injured people, warns Chesterfield MP

24 January 2017

People injured in road traffic accidents or at work will be denied justice if the Government fails to listen to expert representation, a local MP has warned. The Government have concluded a consultation into reforming the soft injury claims process, which includes claims for injuries such as whiplash, that will see the small claims limit […]

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Toby with the Jim Savage, Chair of the Hope Springs Recovery Centre, who retired last week

MP’s support leads to cash boost for local charity

09 January 2017

An award winning local charity which supports people battling alcohol and substance addictions has secured vital funding from Derbyshire County Council following intervention from Chesterfield MP, Toby Perkins. Toby visited the Hope Springs Recovery Centre this week to thank the charity’s Chairman, Jim Savage, who was officially retiring from his role, for his hard work […]

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Toby Perkins MP with Dan Pescod RNIB Head of Policy and Campaigns at parliamentary reception about delayed and missed follow up appointments in eye clinics

Toby Perkins MP urges eye clinics not to cancel constituents’ appointments

06 December 2016

Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield, recently attended RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) parliamentary reception to find out if time is running out for his constituents with conditions that can lead to sight loss. RNIB is campaigning for patients to be seen by eye clinics in the time advised by their consultant, and for […]

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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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