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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.

Businesses: Get on board

Since last year’s election I’ve continued to lobby the Government for significant rail improvements on the West Anglia Line. This means better rolling stock, investment in signalling and stations and doubling the track capacity into London. I am confident that we have a strong case to make.

EU Referendum: Immigration, limits to free movement and migrant welfare payments

Free movement of people brings real benefits to us in the UK. It’s good for travel and tourism and helps businesses close gaps in the skills they need. It also enables millions of Brits to travel, study and work across the EU. Indeed, over 1.2 million British citizens have taken up the opportunity to live abroad. 

EU Referendum: Tourism and Child Benefits

The ability of people to travel freely around the EU is one of its key principles. Millions of us enjoy the benefits, from lower costs of flights on our European holidays, to an EU-wide deal with mobile phone companies, which has capped the cost of phone and text costs for all of us.

Prisk: Government Awards to Schools 'vote of confidence'

The Government is today announcing the winner of its new Condition Improvement Fund (CIF). Worth over £200m nationally the CIF has been awarded to nine schools in the Hertford & Stortford constituency. 

Budget: Good news for small firms in East Herts

Mark Prisk MP today welcomed the Budget which included a series of measures to help small shops and businesses. Mark Prisk is a former Business Minister and has campaigned for help for small businesses and the self-employed.