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Welcome to the website of Nick Harvey

Welcome to Nick Harvey's website, outlining his varied work as MP since 1992, including in North Devon and more. Please don't hesitate to use the contact details to get in touch with questions, comments, opinions and offers of help.

  • Article: Sep 9, 2014

    North Devon MP Nick Harvey has joined the campaign in Parliament against reducing the supply of affordable homes.

    The MP added his name to a cross-party bill, proposed by fellow Lib Dem MP Tim Farron, to be brought before the Commons today. Nick has already called on Communities Minister Penny Mordaunt for a serious re-think on a Government proposal to remove Section 106 planning obligations from developments of 10 dwellings or fewer.

  • Article: Sep 3, 2014

    Nick Harvey MP has called on the Government to drop a plan to limit the number of new affordable homes being built in small North Devon communities.

    In a letter to Communities Minister Penny Mordaunt, Nick asked for a serious re-think on a proposal to remove Section 106 planning obligations from developments of 10 dwellings or fewer. It aims to encourage house building by removing obstacles for small developers. A decision by ministers on the proposal is said to be imminent.

  • Article: Aug 4, 2014

    "Concern has been expressed about the impact of Environment Agency work in Ilfracombe harbour area at the height of the summer season," says Nick Harvey MP.

    In response to lobbying by Nick for a delay Oliver Letwin, the Ministerial Flood Representative for Devon and Dorset has responded:

    "I know the town and appreciate the heavy dependence on tourists and the challenge this brings. However, I am also aware that this September we are expecting the highest tides around the UK we have seen for the past 15 years.

  • Article: Jul 18, 2014

    Nick Harvey MP for North Devon recently visited Ilfracombe Harbour and Cheyne Beach to be briefed on timely Environment Agency repairs.

    "I am very pleased that the Environment Agency has been able to secure £200,000 funding to conduct repairs to the flood defences at Cheyne Beach and the inner harbour," said Nick.

  • Nick Harvey with Sandra Wiggins at 'Tea by the Taw'
    Article: Jul 15, 2014

    Nick Harvey MP for North Devon visited the recently opened 'Tea by the Taw' vintage tea room on the Strand.

    "I am delighted at the transformation proprietors Lesley James and Sandra Wiggins have made to the building," said Nick after being shown around., Barnstaple on 11 July.

    "The time and effort invested in the refurbishment is impressive.This site has hosted a number of businesses over the years but 'Tea by the Taw' is such a perfect fit for the location right beside the river.

  • Article: Jul 11, 2014

    "I welcome recent announcements for improvement to North Devon's transport links," says Nick Harvey MP for North Devon. "These in part stem from concerns over infrastructure resilience in the South West.

    "Indeed I only recently lobbied Network Rail's Chief Executive to help push forward plans for more passing points on the Tarka Line and an assessment of the impact of the recent Tarka track renewal.

  • Nick Harvey takes part in the HalveIt campaign
    Article: Jul 8, 2014

    Nick Harvey, MP for North Devon, has today joined with a record number of MPs and Peers to take a HIV test and highlight the importance of early detection of the virus.

    The event, hosted by the Halve It Coalition, marks the halfway point to World Aids Day on December 1st 2014 and demonstrates the UK's commitment to the importance of HIV testing.

  • Article: Jul 7, 2014

    Nick Harvey MP has welcomed the start of the Government's flagship Local Growth Fund, through which Devon's Local Enterprise Partnership has secured £130m for investment and economic development.

    The new 'Growth Deal' funding for Devon, drawn up between central government, the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP for Devon and Somerset) and local authorities, is expected to be spent on local projects to encourage economic development such as road and rail improvements, construction schemes, careers help for the unemployed and specialist skills training.

  • Article: Jul 3, 2014

    Local MP Nick Harvey has welcomed the announcement that more than 1,500 carers in North Devon will receive a bonus of up to £250-a-year under a Liberal Democrat proposal.

    The no-strings attached Carer's Bonus will help more than one million people who look after disabled loved-ones across the country.

  • Nick Harvey speaking in the House (UK Parliament)
    Article: Jun 27, 2014

    On 25 June Nick Harvey MP of North Devon tackled Prime Minister David Cameron in the House of Commons over the ongoing dispute about the future of fire-fighters pensions,

    Nick Harvey said, "The firefighters' dispute continues, with some worrying consequences and no sign at present of a resolution.

    "Before Easter, Ministers at the Department for Communities and Local Government got the Government Actuary's Department to cost a set of proposals that the Fire Brigades Union was ready to put to its members. "