Figures released from the House of Commons’ Library show that the number of unemployed claimants in South West Bedfordshire in October 2018 was 510. This represents a rate of 0.9% of the economically active population aged 16-64. The total number of claimants is 60 lower than October 2017.

Bedfordshire Police funding

Speaking in Parliament today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer committed an extra £160 million to Police Counter Terrorism Funding for 2019/20 from which Bedfordshire Police will benefit.  He then went on to say, “I recognise that policing more generally is under pressure from the changing nature

Increased phlebotomy services in Dunstable

South West Bedfordshire MP, Andrew Selous, has warmly welcomed the increase in community phlebotomy provision in Dunstable, as explained by NHS Bedfordshire in the attached news release.

Andrew Selous said:

Call for Government to help more children to cycle safely to school

Following requests from parents and cycling organisations for more safe routes for children to cycle to school, South West Bedfordshire MP, Andrew Selous, raised this issue in the House of Commons with Roads’ Minister, Jesse Norman last week.

The exchange in Hansard was as follows: