Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)

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.

  • Nick youth centre cuts
    Article: Apr 14, 2014

    MP Nick Harvey has warned that cuts to Devon's Youth Service will have a damaging impact on the lives of young people in North Devon.

    Nick's comments come in a response to Devon County Council (DCC)'s 'Tough Choices' consultation on plans to restructure the Youth Service. In a proposed £1.7m cut, the universal service would be ended, with support instead focussed on the most vulnerable young people, and 60 youth service jobs lost.

  • Article: Apr 10, 2014

    North Devon MP Nick Harvey has welcomed the decision to retain Chivenor's engineer regiment.

    Today's announcement revisits the withdrawal of Chivenor's 24 (Commando) Engineer Regiment as part of wider armed forces restructuring set out in July 2012's Army 2020 Review.

    Following a review into the Army capabilities available to support Royal Navy tasks, it has been decided that the regiment will now be kept at Chivenor, but in slightly smaller numbers. The latest changes will come into operation no later than July 2015.

  • Mark Cowell, Nick Harvey & Pat Cowell
    Article: Apr 8, 2014

    Attending an event to thank the local companies involved in the project Nick Harvey MP for North Devon said, "I was delighted that the Heddon's Gate Hotel has reopened after an extensive eight month renovation.

    "This quiet getaway is tucked away in rural north Devon and new owners Mark and Pat have put their heart and souls into this business.

  • Article: Mar 18, 2014

    Nick Harvey MP has welcomed the news that 2,470 parents in North Devon will receive up to £2,000 to help with the cost of childcare.

    Announced today by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, the package provides 20 per cent support on childcare costs up to £10,000 per year for each child. This would mean that, for example, a family with two children under 12 years-old could benefit by up to £4,000 as a result.

  • EArth Hour
    Article: Mar 17, 2014

    North Devon MP Nick Harvey has shown his support for this year's Earth Hour by making a special pledge to help protect the planet.

    Nick joined WWF in London this week ahead of the global 'lights out' event, due to take place on Saturday 29th March at 8:30pm. Last year's Earth Hour saw over 10million UK residents - and iconic landmarks like Big Ben - turn their lights off in a show of care for the planet.

  • Article: Mar 14, 2014

    There is now a real anger in North Devon over Devon County Council's plans to reduce services to make savings.

    This is a difficult time for all local authorities and I sympathise with them as they face huge budgetary challenges. That is why I have campaigned hard in Westminster for fairer funding for rural councils, and why I voted against the Government on the local government finance settlement.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2014

    Nick Harvey MP has welcomed an announcement today of extra money for the country's poorest-funded schools.

    Schools Minister David Laws said today that £350million would be made available for local authorities including Devon to address the historic underfunding of schools in these areas.

    Devon, currently the 6th lowest-funded authority in the country, will receive a boost of £16.2million - an increase of almost £200 per pupil.

  • Nick Pupaid
    Article: Mar 12, 2014

    Local MP Nick Harvey has pledged to help end the sale of commercially farmed puppies and kittens across England.

    The North Devon MP has today written to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), calling on the Government to ban the sale of puppies and kittens without their mothers present. The campaign follows on from an e-petition signed by over 108,000 members of the public demanding a change in the law.

  • Article: Mar 7, 2014

    North Devon MP Nick Harvey yesterday convened a roundtable meeting of experts to discuss Free School Meals (FSM), following the Government's announcement last September to expand FSM to all infants.

    Nick organised the event - hosted jointly with the Children's Society - after he expressed concerns about the £1bn policy, which gives free school meals to all children under 7 regardless of family income. The MP has argued that using the money in this way is the wrong priority when there are currently 700,000 children of all ages living in poverty who are ineligible for a free lunch.

  • Ilfracombe apprentices
    Article: Mar 5, 2014

    Nick Harvey has met apprentices from Ilfracombe as part of the National Apprenticeship Week (3-7th March) campaign.

    National Apprenticeship Week aims to promote and boost the profile of apprenticeships among businesses and school and college leavers, showing them the wealth of opportunities available under apprenticeship schemes.