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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: 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.

  • 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. "

  • Article: Jun 27, 2014

    Nick Harvey MP for North Devon says: "Six weeks ago I was briefed by the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Trust about their rather vague plans for the renal unit at South Molton, these are ongoing from last summer. Since then I have heard no more."

    At the time James Brent Trust Chairman said: "We are at a very early stage in which we are beginning to look at options and have not yet come to any firm conclusion about an ideal model of delivery. However, we would envisage the opening of a new unit in approximately 18 months"

  • Article: Jun 23, 2014

    This article originally appeared in the North Devon Journal.

    This week Devon County Council basically pulled the rug from beneath North Devon's adult care services. During the recent consultation process I raised my concerns that the private sector does not have sufficient capacity for the remaining public sector residential care and that the suggested alternatives for day care were quite frankly risible. This was supported by the feedback I received from the public.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2014

    North Devon MP Nick Harvey has criticised yesterday's announcement by Devon County Council that nearly all county-run residential care homes, and half of day centres, will be closed.

    Following a recent consultation, Devon County Council has announced that it will cease to run residential care at Lydiate Lodge, Lynton, Burrow House, Ilfracombe, Beech house, South Molton, and Oakwell, Barnstaple. Day care facilities across North Devon will also be reduced, with just a few Barnstaple day care services to remain as a new 'integrated service' at a site 'to be determined.'