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Mark’s response to East Herts draft Local Plan

Mark Prisk MP has written to the Chief Executive of East Herts Council setting out his concerns about the draft Local Plan.

The letter sets out the main issues of contention with the Plan and makes positive suggestions about how it could be re-written and improved.

Mark sponsors Homelessness Reduction Bill

Mark Prisk is co-sponsoring a new law which will help tackle homelessness. The Homelessness Reduction Bill has been led by Bob Blackman MP and has won the support of MPs across the Commons today. Mark spoke in the debate and called on MPs from all sides to back the Bill.

Mark challenges rail company

Mark Prisk has challenged Govia Thameslink railway over its service along the Hertford loop. In a letter and email to Katherine Cox, Stakeholder Manager he has raised a series of complaints made by commuters about the poor punctuality and unreliability of the service.

Mark Backs British Farming

Mr Prisk pledges to back British Farming in the wake of the EU referendum, at a recent meeting with local farmers and the National Farmers Union (NFU). The Pledge has been developed by the NFU and has seven key points:

Prisk: There is no place for hate

Mark Prisk, MP for Hertford and Stortford, has backed the #NoPlaceForHate campaign which recently attracted 200 people in Ware. It follows a rise in the number of reported racist incidents.

Our future outside the EU

The country has decided, by 52% to 48%, to leave the EU. Whilst I campaigned to remain, and am deeply disappointed by the result, I believe in democracy. I therefore accept the result and will now work to give this country the best possible future, outside the EU. So I don’t support the idea of having a second referendum. 

Mark Prisk Welcomes latest one-year cancer survival statistics

By 2020, almost half of the UK population will receive a cancer diagnosis during their lifetime. Cancer survival rates in the UK are among the worst in Europe – not least because many people are diagnosed too late when their cancer is advanced. Mr Prisk and the APPG on Cancer believe that this must change.