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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.

  • Nick and campaigners outside No 10
    Article: Oct 22, 2014

    North Devon MP Nick Harvey joined campaigners from Ilfracombe yesterday to take the fight to save community hospital beds to Downing Street.

    Nick met members of Ilfracombe Tyrrell Hospital's League of Friends, led by campaigner Gloria Satchwell, to present a 3,000-signature petition to the Prime Minister and the Department of Health urging them to keep Tyrell hospital's beds open.spital beds to Downing Street.

  • Article: Oct 20, 2014

    North Devon MP Nick Harvey has today urged defence Ministers to maintain the Royal Wessex Yeomanry's presence in Barnstaple, amid a planned move to Exeter.

    As part of the Army's restructure, the Ministry of Defence announced last year that a Rifles unit would move from Truro to Barnstaple, and the Barnstaple unit would relocate to Exeter. The Rifles' move has since been cancelled, but the Yeomanry's shift is still set to go ahead.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2014

    Local MP Nick Harvey has urged the Government to guarantee affordable insurance to small business owners and leaseholders in flood-hit areas.

    Serious flooding in North Devon - for example, in Braunton in 2004 and 2012 - has meant many small business owners have faced either outright refusal from insurers to cover them, or the offer of cover with grossly high premiums and excesses.

  • Article: Sep 26, 2014

    North Devon MP and former Armed Forces Minister Nick Harvey has outlined the case for a military effort to stop the growth of ISIS in Iraq.

    The MP spoke today in Parliament in a debate on Britain joining the coalition of nations who have launched air strikes against the ISIS terrorist organisation in Iraq.

  • 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.