Conservative Member of Parliament for North West Leicestershire. Any policy queries please send to andrew@andrewbridgen.com

North West Leicestershire
Joined June 2011
Sir Keir has finally said Keith Vaz won’t be coming back. Excellent news for the good people of Leicester East.
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Today I asked the Health Secretary how government intend to allow for parliamentary scrutiny of their review of covid restrictions in three weeks time. Scrutiny is essential. We don't live in a country where we have government by diktat.
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Today I was able to ask @michaelgove for support in reopening the Ivanhoe Line. His answer was welcome, shame about the puns! As ever I will continue to work with the Campaign for the Reopening of the Ivanhoe Line to get this important project across the line.
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This afternoon I appeared on BBC Radio 4's World at One to talk about the Government's newly introduced Covid-19 restrictions. You can hear my interview here.
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Good to see the Post Office Horizon scandal getting the publicity it deserves at last. I will be giving my evidence to the public inquiry in the next few months.  ‘They were hung out to dry’ thetimes.co.uk/article/great…
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As the Government seeks to minimise the spread of the omicron variant please ensure that you wear a face mask on public transport and in shops.
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This is so welcome to see.
Replying to @BorisJohnson
- Immediate work on a bilateral returns agreement with France, alongside talks to establish a UK-EU returns agreement. An agreement with France to take back migrants who cross the Channel through this dangerous route would have an immediate and significant impact. 5/8
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This morning @GBNEWS asked me to answer in 60 seconds 'Are the Labour Party under Sir Keir Starmer electable?' You can see my answer in this video - but in words of 1 syllable - No!
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Andrew Bridgen retweeted
Our plan is working - 𝙟𝙤𝙗𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙪𝙥 Labour have no plan and simply play political games #PMQs
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A few thoughts about the improving jobs picture in North West Leicestershire post-Covid. I want us to get to a place where everyone in the constituency is able to find a good job which meets their skillset.
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At last the Mail on Sunday confirms that the September ‘fuel crisis’ was driven by media hype and panic buying. Delivery volumes of fuel to forecourts were the same during the ‘crisis’ as the weeks before and after the panic. dailymail.co.uk/news/article…
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Some thoughts on HS2 and how the government’s Integrated Rail Plan will affect North West Leicestershire.
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Very proud of my brother Anthony who has returned this week to long-distance lorry driving at the age of 56. Anthony Bridgen and many others are delivering for our country. Well done brother our country needs and relies on people like you.
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Priti Patel says in the Times today that she has had assurances from the French Gov that they will deploy more technology to monitor their northern coastline, we actually need their intervention not just monitoring.
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This morning I was interviewed on BBC Radio Leicester about HS2, the Government’s Integrated Rail Plan and how it can benefit North West Leicestershire. You can hear my interview here. fb.watch/9ndbCjIkUe/
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Andrew Bridgen retweeted
Farmers, foresters, growers and contractors! Apply for grants to buy equipment and technology to improve the efficiency on your farm and benefit the environment. 👉 Learn more about our £27m productivity-boosting Faming Investment Fund: gov.uk/government/news/27-mi… #FutureFarming
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