3rd November, 2016.
Today (Thursday 3rd November), the Ministry of Justice announced a new category C prison on the site of the mothballed HMP Wellingborough.
A new modern prison will be built on the site. It will house more prisoners than the previous prison and will have better facilities to enable inmates to be rehabilitated.
This new prison at Wellingborough is part of the government’s programme to close old Victorian jails and replace them with modern facilities.
Peter Bone MP (Member of Parliament for Wellingborough) has been leading a listening campaign to get HMP Wellingborough re-opened.
Peter Bone says: “I am absolutely delighted that the Secretary of State for Justice has agreed that HMP Wellingborough should be re-opened. The new prison will create hundreds of jobs and pump significant sums of money in to the local economy.
The campaign to save Wellingborough prison goes back many years and I am extremely grateful to all those that supported the campaign. In particular I want to thank Lynne Holcombe who led the residents’ campaign so effectively. Lynne’s tireless efforts in support of the prison is a major reason why we have succeeded in reopening it.
I would also like to thank the support from local councillors, including Cllr Martin Griffiths current leader of the Borough Council of Wellingborough and Cllr Paul Bell who is the former leader of the council. Their wholehearted support of my listening campaign has had a significant impact.
I would also like to thank a whole series of prison ministers who I have spent a lot of time a lot of time bending their ears in support of reopening the prison.
It just shows that a local campaign by people who care about something can still succeed.”
1st November, 2016.
Come And Have Your Say
The Boundary Commission for England is currently consulting on plans which would see your village moved out of the Wellingborough constituency, meaning that, after the next General Election, you would be represented by an MP who does not know your area. As things stand, it is proposed that:
- Finedon is transferred to the Kettering constituency.
- Bozeat, Easton Maudit, Grendon, Strixton and Wollaston are transferred to the Northampton South constituency.
- Great Harrowden, Hardwick, Isham, Little Harrowden and Orlingbury are transferred to the Daventry & Lutterworth constituency.
Peter Bone MP opposes these plans and will be holding a series of public meetings in support of his campaign to stop the changes. Please do come along to any of the meetings below:
10th November, 7pm - St Mary’s Church Community Hall, Allens Hill, Bozeat, NN29 7LW.
11th November, 7pm - Finedon Town Hall, Berry Green Road, Finedon, NN9 5JL.
14th November, 7pm - Wollaston Village Hall, High Street, Wollaston, NN29 7QE.
18th November, 6.30pm - Isham Village Hall, Church Street, Isham, NN14 1HD.
You can let the Boundary Commission for England know your views on the current proposals online at www.bce2018.org.uk, or by writting, by the 5th December 2016, to:
Boundary Commission for England
35 Great Smith Street
7th May, 2015.
General Election Result
|Candidate||Party||Votes (n)||Votes (%)||Swing (%)|
|jonathan Eric Lewis Munday||UK Independence Party||9,868||19.6||+16.4|
|Richard Francis Garvie||Labour||9,839||19.5||-5.9|
|Chris Nelson||Liberal Democrat||2,240||4.4||-12.7|
|Eileen Turner-Hawes||Green Party||2,218||4.4||+3.5|
Turnout was 65.4%