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Grimsby to be home to new innovative green energy initiative

Yesterday, Grimsby MP Lia Nici and I welcomed Business Minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, to Grimsby to announce a £90 million programme to clean-up heavy industry on the Humber. This new initiative will harness electricity generated in the North Sea to power a new hydrogen economy.

The Campaign for Freeports Goes On

The campaign to secure freeport status for Immingham's port was refreshed this week as I reformed the APPG, which I have chaired since 2018, and met the Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss, to discuss our bid and the policy more generally.

Martin Vickers congratulates local Heat Hero

Martin attended the Heat Hero awards ceremony to congratulate Emma Blackburn on the hard work she has put in over the past year on projects such the North and North East Lincolnshire Warm Homes Scheme and South Humber Energy Efficiency Partnership.

Supporting Cancer Nurses across Cleethorpes

I recently attended a Parliamentary reception hosted by Macmillan Cancer Support to discuss their Save Our Support initiative, a campaign to ensure that the country has a fully funded and sustainable cancer workforce in order to support the millions of people living with cancer across the UK.

Defending our local fishing industry

Yesterday I attended the re-launch of the Fisheries APPG. The meeting provided a useful opportunity to meet a group of Norwegian MPs to discuss the relationship between our two countries post-Brexit.

A tough stance on retail crime

Last Friday, I met the Chief Constable of Humberside Police. One of the issues we discussed was the concerns of many shop keeps regarding the £200 threshold that must be met before the police will investigate a crime.