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Amber Rudd MP

It is people in Hastings and Rye who help shape Government policy

With all that is going on in Parliament, I want to focus on what really matters to our towns and the reason I represent our residents in the House of Commons. When I was first elected in 2010, I had three main priorities: 1. Get a better deal for our fishermen, 2. Bring faster journey times to our towns, 3. Boost our local economy and bring more businesses and jobs to the area.

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP

It’s businesses in Hastings and Rye that tell me we should avoid a no-deal Brexit

The people of Hastings and Rye voted by 55 per cent to leave the European Union. And I know that residents are concerned about how we leave and when we leave. My view is that we need to leave the European Union – since we gave the people the choice to do this – and we need to do it in a way which works best for families, residents, and businesses here and across the country.

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Making healthcare fit for the future

Sometimes we can get caught up in the moment (Brexit in this case!) and lose sight of what is really important for our communities. While no one can deny the importance of making sure our departure from the European goes smoothly, we need to look outside of Westminster at what really matters such as our schools, businesses, and of course our NHS.

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A rich tapestry of things to look forward to

It is somehow already Easter and what a busy few months it has been: We have seen 100 years pass since some women were finally granted the right to vote, a strong Spring Statement from the Chancellor which means better funding for our towns, and the potential for the Bayeux tapestry to come to Hastings!

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP

Apprentices step on the career ladder

Apprenticeships are there for people from all walks of life enabling them to learn skills for the workplace of their choosing, earn a wage, and get on in life. Last week was National Apprenticeship Week which was a great opportunity for companies to learn how apprenticeships can work for them. I spent last Friday visiting businesses in Hastings to hear how apprentices have helped their employers while also gaining a valuable step onto the career ladder.

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