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Chesterfirld MP, Toby Perkins reacts to Chesterfield Royal Hospital’s announcement that they will create a wholly owned subsidiary company

I am extremely disappointed that they have decided to push ahead with the creation of a wholly owned subsidiary despite the protestations of thousands of local people including hundreds of staff at Chesterfield Royal. Moving over 800 staff who have dedicated their careers to the National Health Service, with great pride and dedication, will create […]

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MP urges employers in Derbyshire to recognise the potential of disabled people

A new campaign launched by the charity Leonard Cheshire is calling for better support for disabled people on their journey to employment and whilst in work. Chesterfield MP, Toby Perkins, has joined the campaign and is urging employers in Derbyshire to recognise the potential of disabled people when recruiting new staff. Toby said: ‘There has […]

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Chesterfield MP, Toby Perkins celebrates the National Citizen Service with a visit to Chesterfield College

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is open to all 16 and 17 year olds in England and aims to bring together young people from different backgrounds and helps to develop confidence, self-awareness and responsibility and encourages personal and social development by working on skills such as leadership, teamwork and communication. Part of the NCS programme […]

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Chesterfield’s Ash Green Specialist Learning Disability Centre nominated for national award

A specialist Learning Disability Centre has won the local nomination of a prestigious National award. As part of the celebrations to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS, Hillside Ward at Ash Green Specialist Learning Disability Centre, were nominated by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins for a NHS70 Parliamentary Award for Care and Compassion. The NHS70 […]

A group from Chesterfield met Toby in Westminster Hall to campaign for Solve Sleep Ins

Disability groups call on the Government to take action on carers’ pay dispute

The Social Care Sector faces a new crisis due to the mishandling of legislation to pay National Minimum Wage for carers of people with learning disabilities, who work sleep-in shifts. A new campaign backed by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins and several disability organisations has been taken to Parliament. Local Government funds sleep-ins for carers of […]

Toby Perkins MP with Stan Tomkinson, student at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School, who has been on work experience in Toby's constituency office

GUEST BLOG: Stan Tomkinson, student at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School, asks the question ‘Grammar schools, do we need them?’

Earlier this year, the Conservative party announced their plans to spend an added £50million on grammar schools. This raised the very important question of whether we should still have grammar schools. The concept of grammar schools has been around since the 16th century, with the more recent concept of having grammar schools and secondary moderns, […]

The Borough Council, Toby Perkins MP, Hardyal Dhindsa and various agencies, charities & businesses have joined together to discuss ways to tackle issues of homelessness and anti-social behaviour in Chesterfield town centre at a series of summit meetings.

GUEST BLOG: Cllr Helen Bagley, Cabinet Member for Homes & Customers, writes about Chesterfield Borough Council’s response to homelessness in the town

15 February 2018

Hardly a week goes by without homelessness or rough sleeping hitting the national news. While Chesterfield doesn’t have the same level of problems faced by some of the big cities and towns we do experience issues too – and one person homeless is one person too many. The causes The cause of this is a […]

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Toby Perkins slams Derbyshire’s Tory MPs for putting party ahead of constituents in police funding vote

08 February 2018

A parliamentary vote on further cuts to police budgets took place on Wednesday 7th February and Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has expressed his disappointment that the call from Derbyshire Police Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa for a cross party approach to protecting Derbyshire Police had fallen on deaf ears. Toby said, “At the end of last year, the […]

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Toby on a visit to New Beetwell Street Bus Station last year to discuss the homelessness issues in Chesterfield

How we’re tackling rough sleeping and antisocial behaviour in Chesterfield

08 February 2018

Chesterfield is an attractive market town, but in recent months, visitors to our town have been alarmed by the amount of rough sleeping and street drinking that now diminishes that attractiveness. This was brought into particular focus this Christmas when David Fuller, a homeless man, died in an abandoned property in Brampton. I am writing […]

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Chesterfield FC Takeover Response

07 February 2018

Over the course of the last three to four months, Chesterfield FC secretary Ashley Carson and others have been updating me on a possible takeover of Chesterfield FC. That takeover appears to have broken down irrevocably. I am aware that there has been some distrust of the updates being provided by the Club on this […]

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Toby Perkins responds to proposals to establish two new permanent pitches for Gypsies and Travellers in Chesterfield

Toby Perkins responds to proposals to establish two new permanent pitches for Gypsies and Travellers in Chesterfield

06 February 2018

Many thanks to all the constituents who have contacted me regarding the proposals to establish one or two new permanent pitches for Gypsies and Travellers in the Chesterfield borough. I will be writing back to everyone. People are understandably angry and concerned by the proposals and, whilst it is important not to generalise, there are […]

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Evelina is currently doing work experience one afternoon a week in Toby’s constituency office

GUEST BLOG: Evelina Griniute, sixth form student at St Mary’s Catholic High School, gives her views on the impact of automation on the workforce for the next generation

05 February 2018

In a world of astounding technological advances, where only a few years are required for previous technology to become viewed as outdated, automation and the development of AI are leading to questions: am I at risk of being replaced by a robot? Will my next taxi be a self-driving car? Should I start campaigning for […]

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Chesterfield MP warns motorists about risk of parking tickets at town retail parks

29 January 2018

Motorists visiting the Markham Retail Park and Ravenside Retail Park in Chesterfield are receiving unnecessary parking tickets and the town’s MP, Toby Perkins, is trying to raise awareness to prevent further charges to his constituents. The Markham Retail car park is run by Vehicle Control Services Ltd and serves the three stores on site, JYSK, […]

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New Campaign to Help Deaf Children

29 January 2018

A new campaign by the National Deaf Childrens Society to increase the provision of radio aids to pre-school deaf children has received the backing of Chesterfield MP, Toby Perkins. The ‘Right from the Start’ campaign is aimed at ensuring deaf children get the help and support they need during early years, when learning and communication […]

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Welcome

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 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.

Contact Toby

Tel: 01246 386286
Email: toby.perkins.mp@parliament.uk
Post: 113 Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1NF

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I hold regular surgeries for my constituents.
Please call 01246 386286 or email toby.perkins.mp@parliament.uk to make a booking.

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