Big breakthrough for Fast Track Worcester campaign as 2 hour service appears on horizon

Robin Walker, MP for Worcester and a Vice Chair of the Cotswold Line Promotion Group, has given a cautious welcome to this morning’s announcement from the Department of Transport and First Great Western that negotiations to extend the Great Western Franchise have reached a conclusion with significant service improvements promised.…

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Blast from the past for Worcester’s MP

Robin Walker, Worcester’s MP and a member of the BIS Select Committee last Friday opened the new distribution centre for Worcester Bosch, the major Worcester employer that has grown over many decades from one man’s idea developed in his Worcester garage, when entrepreneur Cecil Duckworth developed a more efficient boiler…

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Clamping down on tax avoidance and evasion

Robin Walker, MP for Worcester, has welcomed measures in yesterday’s Budget that will press ahead with a new tax on multinationals that divert profits offshore and pledged to raise £3.1bn over the next five years by cracking down on “those who will not pay their fair share of taxes” as…

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Walker named Parliamentary beer champion

Robin Walker, Worcester’s MP, joined the brewing community and a number of fellow Parliamentarians to celebrate two successive cuts in beer duty that have protected thousands of jobs and kept more pubs open across the UK. The event at the House of Commons was organised by the All Party Parliamentary…

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MPs join forces to press for Southern Link improvements – Carrington bridge must be doubled

Robin Walker, Worcester’s MP, joined forces with Harriett Baldwin MP for West Worcestershire and Sir Peter Luff MP for Mid Worcestershire to press the case for doubling the Carrington Bridge and completing the dualling of the Southern Link Road. They joined the leader of Worcestershire County Council, Councillor Adrian Hardman…

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Walker hosts roundtable event to showcase the diversity of Worcester apprentices

In the very week that Worcester’s youth unemployment figures reached a record low, Worcester’s MP, Robin Walker hosted a roundtable discussion with local businesses, apprentices and schools at the Worcestershire County Cricket Club to promote apprenticeships more widely. Robin, who sits on the Select Committee for Business Innovation and Skills…

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