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Jobs and growth on MP's 2014 wishlist

Malvern Editorial 8th Jan, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

JOBS and growth are top of Malvern MP Harriett Baldwin’s wishlist as she makes her resolutions for 2014.

Setting out her priorities, Mrs Baldwin said lobbying for swift approval of the South Worcestershire Development Plan would be among the most important this year.

She said: “I will be trying to speed up decisions on the SWDP so that we can have a locally-agreed plan for businesses and homes. I also want to help villages and towns develop neighbourhood plans.

“Job growth and economic growth were higher than forecast in 2013. The deficit has also fallen by more than expected in 2013 and I would like more of the same in 2014 as more people move back into work and see their disposable household income grow. We don’t want to pass on difficult decisions on public spending to our children.”

Other priorities include overseeing faster broadband being implemented to homes and businesses in more rural areas, working with smaller businesses to help them enroll their staff on pension schemes and working with GPs to see more treatments delivered in the area, either at home or in community hospitals.

“I will work with my colleagues in Westminster to continue to press for fairer funding for our local schools and ensure they are properly supported to deliver excellent teaching to our children in West Worcestershire.

“And finally, I will try to eat better, lose weight and do more exercise!”

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