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Gloria’s Chad column: Plans for jobs fair well underway

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Here is Gloria’s Chad column from the edition of 28th June 2017:

The new Parliamentary term has begun with a whimper thanks to an extremely lacklustre and rather threadbare Queen’s Speech.

In the week that crucial Brexit negotiations also started, this Government showed why it is not up to the job of either delivering us the deal this country needs or the leadership this country needs.

Far from the vision of a strong and stable government that Theresa May promised, the Conservatives failed to get the parliamentary majority they needed and are now backtracking on many of their election manifesto commitments.

All they promise is more austerity and more cuts to our already under strain public services, be it schools, the health service or other vital services we depend on.

Be assured that myself and my Labour colleagues are ready to hold the Tories to account and fight against any measures that will harm ordinary working people like us.

It’s been business as usual in my office for a while now and I can already report on a couple of good wins for constituents.

A gentleman who lives at The Homesteads in Kirkby contacted me to raise his concerns about the time it took for an ambulance to reach his home in an emergency situation when he was taken seriously ill earlier this month.

It took 15 minutes for the ambulance to arrive because they couldn’t find his address due to poor signage. The crew even had to knock on doors to find him.

The time this ambulance took could be the difference between life and death for a resident and this needed sorting quickly.

I got in touch with Ashfield District Council on behalf of this gentleman and I am very pleased to say that new street signs featuring property numbers are to be installed.

This is a great result for the residents in this area.

It’s that time of year again – plans for my jobs fair are well underway.

This year’s event will take place on Friday, September 22 from 10am until 2pm at Festival Hall Leisure Centre in Kirkby again.

My office is working hard alongside the Department for Work and Pensions, Ashfield District Council and Vision West Nottinghamshire College to make sure there are lots of suitable employers in attendance, with lots of jobs on offer.

If your business wants to have a stand at the fair, there is still time to apply. Just email me at gloria.depiero.mp@parliament.uk or call my office on 01623 720399.

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