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Macclesfield MP Welcomes £120million Investment in Town

David Rutley MP has welcomed AstraZeneca’s announcement that it will invest £120 million in its Macclesfield site. The investment will secure 300 jobs at AstraZencea’s Macclesfield site. It is also estimated that over 200 temporary jobs will be created during the construction and commissioning phase, which will run from now until early 2017.

Activity in Retirement Air their Views on Town Centre Redevelopment

David Rutley MP is acting on the concerns of the 800 strong Activity in Retirement (AIR) group regarding the future of Macclesfield’s Senior Citizens’ Hall. David joined AIR at a well attended meeting to listen to concerns about where the group’s future activities would take place, given plans to redevelop Macclesfield town centre.

National Insurance Contributions Bill Speech

David gave the following speech on the National Insurance Contributions Bill in the House of Commons on Monday 4th November: It is an honour and a privilege to follow the impassioned speech of my hon. Friend the Member for Skipton and Ripon (Julian Smith).

David Rutley MP launches new website

Thank you for your support at the last election. Because of you, David Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister in 13 years and the Government’s plans to build a strong economy and a big society are in full swing. Now, to help us communicate with you, we've launched this new local website.

Adjournment Debate: Support for First-Time Employers

David secured a debate in the House of Commons on Friday 1st November on “Support for First-time Employers.” He opened with this speech: I am grateful to Mr Speaker for granting this debate and I am glad to see the Minister for Universities and Science, my right hon. Friend the Member for Havant (Mr Willetts), in his place. My right hon. Friend is a good friend to Macclesfield, and continues to provide support and advice on the long-term future of an AstraZeneca site at Alderley Park, which is much appreciated.

Strengthening Macclesfield’s Local Economy

The recent news that Manchester’s Airport City will be backed by global partners, including major Chinese investors, is a real boost to the North West as a whole and to the economy in north-east Cheshire. £800 million is being invested in what will be the UK’s largest regeneration programme since the Olympic Park. New hotels, warehouses and offices could create an additional 16,000 jobs in our region. Chinese investment will help forge stronger local links with the growth economies in the Far East.

David Rutley MP Seeks Clarification on Local Plan Requirements

David Rutley MP raised the concerns of Macclesfield residents about the Local Plan and the supply of future housing in our local communities during a debate on planning and housing supply in the House of Commons on Thursday 24th October.

Bollington Sea Cadets: Annual Royal Naval Inspection

Bollington & Macclesfield Sea Cadets turned out in force on Thursday 10th October, for their Annual Royal Naval Parade (RNP). The RNP is the final and ceremonial part of a three part inspection regime, where the Royal Navy ensure that the unit is operating safely and correctly, meeting RN guidelines for training and activities. It was carried out by the North West Deputy Area Officer, Lt. Collin Jones RN and the Manchester District Officer, Lt. Cdr. (SCC) James Garner RNR.