News https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/ en David Warburton MP calls on the Government to Highlight the Importance of More Companies Committing to Net Zero in its Presidency of COP26 https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/news/david-warburton-mp-calls-government-highlight-importance-more-companies-committing-net-zero Reducing emissions is one of the four goals of the COP26 summit. The Prime Minister's commitment of £12 billion Ten Point Plan lays out the blueprint for a green industrial revolution, while supporting and creating 250,000 green jobs. However, net zero is not a commitment that the Government can… Thu, 21 Oct 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/news/david-warburton-mp-calls-government-highlight-importance-more-companies-committing-net-zero David Warburton MP Attends the Opening of King Ina Academy School https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/news/david-warburton-mp-attends-opening-king-ina-academy-school I was delighted to attend the opening of King Ina Academy School in Somerton today. Headteacher Suzie Svenson and Ruth, the Bishop of Taunton, planted a tree in front of us as part of the ceremony. This is an amazing shiny, bright new school for the area, and the kids are thrilled!    Wed, 29 Sep 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/news/david-warburton-mp-attends-opening-king-ina-academy-school David calls on new Culture Secretary support live events sector https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/news/david-calls-new-culture-secretary-support-live-events-sector The live music sector has faced an incredibly challenging 18 months and while I strongly welcome government interventions such as the Culture Recovery Fund and Live Events Reinsurance Scheme, VAT on tickets for live music is set to double by the end of this month. As events return to force, I've… Thu, 16 Sep 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/news/david-calls-new-culture-secretary-support-live-events-sector David progresses campaign to tackle phosphates issue https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/news/david-progresses-campaign-tackle-phosphates-issue I'm acutely aware of the phosphates neutrality crisis which is currently preventing planning permissions from being granted across much of Somerset and finding a solution to this issue is vital. I have been in touch with the District Councils, Wessex Water, Natural England and the Environment… Sun, 12 Sep 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/news/david-progresses-campaign-tackle-phosphates-issue David pressures Housing Minister on phosphates issue https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/news/david-pressures-housing-minister-phosphates-issue I'm acutely aware of the phosphates neutrality crisis which is currently preventing planning permissions from being granted across much of Somerset and finding a solution to this issue is vital. I have been in touch with the District Councils, Wessex Water, Natural England and the Environment… Sun, 12 Sep 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/news/david-pressures-housing-minister-phosphates-issue David visits Frome Cheese Show https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/news/david-visits-frome-cheese-show It was a delight to visit the Frome Cheese Show today, as indeed it is every year! My dog Michael tried to score some ice cream for dogs - I have to say he's pretty persuasive! Sat, 11 Sep 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/news/david-visits-frome-cheese-show David visits Westmoor https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/news/david-visits-westmoor Today I visited the amazing epicentre of Somerset cider brandy to discuss potential threats to this most special part of Somerset. And, of course, to talk cider and Somerset cider brandy, along with the opportunity to drink some delicious apple juice with local members of the Westmoor Association. Fri, 10 Sep 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/news/david-visits-westmoor David leads debate on housing in the South West https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/news/david-leads-debate-housing-south-west The South West is a wonderful place to live and work, but it is becoming increasingly unaffordable for local people to own or rent a home. Many are being priced out of areas where they’ve lived for their entire lives. For this reason, I secured a Parliamentary debate to discuss the provision of… Tue, 07 Sep 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/news/david-leads-debate-housing-south-west Statement on the situation in Afghanistan https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/afghanistan The situation in Afghanistan is tragic, and it is clear there has been a terrible miscalculation in the withdrawal of allied forces. The shocking scenes coming out of Kabul demonstrate the depth of desperation and fear felt by many Afghans as the Taliban take control. It’s vitally important that… Tue, 17 Aug 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/afghanistan David secures vital support for the music industry https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/news/david-secures-vital-support-music-industry I welcome the recent announcement of a Government-backed insurance scheme for live events as well as confirmation of visa-free travel for performers in many EU countries – both of which are policies I've tirelessly campaigned for. These announcements will help get the music industry back on its… Fri, 06 Aug 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.davidwarburton.org.uk/news/david-secures-vital-support-music-industry