News

Robert welcomes increase to National Living Wage

157,000 people in the East Midlands region, which includes the High Peak, working on the National Living Wage received a 5% pay rise today, worth an extra £690 over the course of the year, in the biggest pay rise for low paid workers in 20 years.

Robert welcomes extra school places at Glossopdale

Conservative Candidate for High Peak and Glossop resident, Robert Largan, has welcomed the announcement earlier today by Derbyshire County Council that they will be providing an additional 40 places at Glossopdale School.

Labour MP caught ‘misleading parents’ over school funding

Labour MP for High Peak, Ruth George, has come under fire for using ‘misleading’ figures on local school funding.

Last week, Ms George made the claim that High Peak schools were “seeing £1.7m cuts a year” in her response to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement on the UK economy.

Robert attends Glossop Business Expo

Conservative Candidate for High Peak and Glossop resident, Robert Largan, visited the Glossop Business Expo last week.

 

The Expo, organised by Kathy Ford of the Glossop Business Network, was held at Glossop Cricket Club and included stalls from a large number of businesses.

Listening to voters in the Valley

Robert Largan was out canvassing today listening to voters in Hope Valley along with Cllr John Walton and Charles Lawley, our excellent candidates for the borough council elections in May.

 

Supporting our high streets

There has recently been some bad news for our local high streets, with several shop closures announced.

397 new homeowners in High Peak

More than 397 families in the High Peak have been able to realise their dream of home ownership thanks to the government’s right to buy schemes, new figures out today show (4 March).