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Edward Leigh Welcomes Fuel Duty Freeze

Conservative Member of Parliament for the Gainsborough Constituency Edward Leigh has welcomed a freeze in fuel duty and urges the Chancellor to go further and consider cutting Petrol Tax.

Local MP Welcomes RAF Scampton News

Edward Leigh MP applauded the decision by the MoD to station the Red Arrows and the RAF’s Air Surveillance and Control System (ASACS) unit at RAF Scampton for the foreseeable future. This will include resurfacing the runway at RAF Scampton. He said,

Mini-Olympic Games Set for Gainsborough

The Gainsborough Children’s Centre has teamed up with the Gainsborough Toy Library and Conservative controlled West Lindsey District Council to host the Under 5 Children’s Centre Games.

Edward Leigh Questions 'Carbon Floor Price'

As minister admits customers are hit directly, MP calls for scrapping policy.Edward Leigh MP, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Gainsborough, questioned the wisdom of comments by Ed Davey, the Lib Dem Energy & Climate Change secretary, on the cost of the government’s “carbon floor price” policy. Speaking on BBC1’s Sunday Politics programme yesterday, Ed Davey admitted that the policy of forcing British companies to pay for the greenhouse gases they produce will be passed right on to consumers.

Edward Leigh MP Calls for Rethink on Nettleham Custody Suite

Local MP Edward Leigh today urged caution over Lincolnshire Police’s proposed new custody suite on Deepdale Lane.“I think that it’s vital that Lincolnshire Police consider carefully the implications of putting a custody suite in a residential and rural area, as well as taking residents’ views into account”.People living locally have been concerned by the plans to relocate capability from the Force’s West Parade Station to a new privately run facility adjacent to Lincolnshire Police Headquarters in Nettleham.

Dealing with Reality in Syria

Edward Leigh MP delivered this speech to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe."With the great cost in human life currently being paid in Syria, there’s no doubt that this is a subject of urgent importance worthy of discussion amongst all European."Yet there is a firm reluctance amongst the proponents of liberal interventionism to take into account the reality of the situation we are dealing with in Syria...