Warm Welcome for Pacer Trains’ Departure

Plans announced this week by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to scrap ‘Pacer’ trains have been warmly welcomed by Andrew Stunell MP & Lisa Smart, Prospective MP for Hazel Grove.

New trains will replace the Pacers, originally based on bus designs from the 1980’s, giving Stockport rail passengers more seats, more services and a brand new fleet of modern trains over the next five years.  

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STUNELL & SMART BRING EXPERT EXPORT HELP TO STOCKPORT BUSINESSES

Andrew Stunell MP & Lisa Smart, Prospective MP for Hazel Grove, held a free event with the Government’s UKTI last week in Woodley to help Stockport businesses expand their exporting online. UKTI_Feb_2015_4.jpg

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“STOCKPORT BUSINESSES - LET’S GO GLOBAL!” urge Stunell & Smart

Andrew Stunell MP & Lisa Smart, Prospective MP for Hazel Grove have teamed up with UKTI to deliver a free session to help Stockport businesses ‘go global’ with their exporting. 

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HAZEL GROVE PRIMARY GETS HUGE BUILDING CASH BOOST

Hazel Grove Primary in Chapel Street is to have a £3.3 million rebuild and refurbishment, announced at the school last week by Schools Minister David Laws MP, with Liberal Democrat colleagues Andrew Stunell MP & Lisa Smart, Prospective MP for Hazel Grove. 

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MORE JOBS AND MORE APPRENTICESHIPS FOR STOPFORDIANS

Andrew Stunell MP & Lisa Smart, Prospective MP for Hazel Grove, have warmly welcomed the further drop in Stockport unemployment in last month’s official figures, released this week.  These confirm that over 400 more people have a job in the Hazel Grove constituency now than a year ago, and that 2 million apprenticeships have been created country-wide since 2010.  

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“TAX CUT FOR STOCKPORT’S SELF EMPLOYED IS GREAT NEWS” say Stunell & Smart

The tax bill of thousands of self-employed workers in Stockport has been cut by £593 this January after the Liberal Democrats pushed through a rise in the personal allowance, according to Andrew Stunell MP & Lisa Smart, Prospective MP for Hazel Grove.  

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STUNELL & SMART BRING HELP TO STOCKPORT’S DISABLED JOBSEEKERS

Andrew Stunell MP & Lisa Smart, Prospective MP for Hazel Grove, hosted a ‘Disability Confident’ event in Bredbury, Stockport this week to help disabled jobseekers into work.

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STUNELL TAKES KENNETT DRIVE HOUSE FIRE CASE TO PARLIAMENT

Andrew Stunell MP quizzed the Government in Parliament last week on the fire risk to timber framed houses, after 3 homes on Kennett Drive, Bredbury in his Hazel Grove constituency were burnt down in June of last year, injuring a firefighter. 

Andrew called a debate and outlined his concerns, and pressed the Minister in charge of fire regulations to tighten up the rules for construction and checking similar timber framed homes across the country.

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10,000 STOCKPORT APPRENTICESHIPS CREATED SINCE 2010

Lisa Smart, Prospective MP for Hazel Grove, & Andrew Stunell MP welcomed the news that 2 million apprenticeships have been created across the country since 2010, with over 10,000 of them being created in Stockport alone.  

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“MORE STOPFORDIANS IN WORK IS FANTASTIC NEWS!” say Stunell & Smart

Another big drop in unemployment, meaning nearly 400 more Stopfordians have a job now than they did this time last year, was welcomed as fantastic news by Lisa Smart, Prospective MP for Hazel Grove, & Andrew Stunell MP this week after new figures for November were released by the Office of National Statistics.  

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