My Plan

Just some of my priorities across the Calder Valley:

  • Supporting businesses and creating new jobs

    Business and employment is continuing to thrive in the Calder Valley. We’ve brought the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers here to promote and discuss policy with our local businesses.

  • Securing your pension

    We must ensure pensioners continue to get a good deal. By securing the Triple Lock, pensions are protected and guaranteed to increase every year by the higher of inflation, average earnings or a minimum of 2.5%.

  • Protecting against flooding

    After relentless lobbying, I secured over £100 million from the Government for flood support and prevention work in Calder Valley. The work has already begun: widening river channels, creating new and improved flood walls, and implementing upland management schemes.

  • Regenerating our high streets

    In my recent survey, over 70% of residents said regeneration in our towns is a priority. For this reason I’m hosting a regeneration forum – to let residents and businesses explain what they want to see.

  • Transport that works for everybody

    Good transport links are vital to the Calder Valley. That’s why we are investing in our travel network. This includes a £22 million investment for a new train station in Elland.