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In My View - Marcus on Social Care in Somerset

On Monday I was a guest of the BBC at a screening of a new Panorama programme about social care, airing next week, in which the story of care in Somerset is centre stage.

In My View - 2nd May 2019

This springtime a key part of my focus is on education and skills training having recently been elected Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Education, and I feel very positive about the opportunities that we can build on in Somerset.

In My View - 25th April 2019

Easter is a lovely time of year and I very much hope that people got to have a break, maybe spend time with their families and certainly enjoyed a pause from what had become a rather repetitive national news cycle.

In My View - 18th April 2019

This week MPs are on a shortened Easter recess. Even this has divided opinion in these challenging political times but for many of us it is the first proper chance to spend time with family and catch up on work in our constituencies since Christmas.

In My View - 4th April 2019

Last week I was pleased to be elected a Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Education. There are APPGs for many issues in Parliament and I am involved with some including the ones on Knifecrime and Equitable Life.

In My View - 21st March 2019

It’s been another week to test the constitutional experts in Westminster and MPs have been consulting their copies of Erskine May trying to keep up.

In My View - 14th March 2019

At the time of writing we are coming up to another vote on the Withdrawal Agreement on the EU on Tuesday evening.

In My View - 7th March 2019

On Monday, Communities Secretary James Brokenshire made a very positive statement in the House of Commons about the new Stronger Towns Fund which will sit alongside other revenue streams such as the Shared Prosperity Fund and Future High Streets fund as ways to help our cities, towns and villages

In My View - 14th February 2019

Good news this week as Somerset County Council has agreed to a full review of gritting and increasing the budget for next year. Obviously there have been some problems this year and thanks to everyone who got in touch to let me know about their experiences.