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Supporting Apprentices
Ian with apprentices at Coast and Country's Westfield Farm, Dormanstown
Pushing For Improved Health Services
Ian Swales at Redcar Hospital
Bringing jobs to the area
Danny, Ian and Mark at the top of T5
Campaigning for our Armed Forces
John Ramsey Medal May 2013
Encouraging and Promoting Aspiration
Ian at swimming gala March 2013
Supporting and Advising Constituents
Surgery Picture
Improving Communities
Lily Park Gardening

I was delighted to be elected MP for Redcar constituency in 2010. I'm determined to work hard for the area, listen to and stand up for local people.

I'm always out and about locally, meeting everyone from local businesses to voluntary organisations.You can see when I am near you for my advice surgeries, and read more about my work on my news page.

To ensure that I represent your area, please visit They Work For You

Wind Turbine Proposals

The application for the erection of two 140m turbines close to Wilton has now been submitted.

It is available to view on the Council's website by clicking here.

If you wish to object to the development please sign my petition by clicking the link below . I am also encouraging those that do sign to send in a letter of objection to the council's planning department. The closing date for objections has been extended and is now 26th April 2014.

Information about the Airvolution proposal for two 140m turbines between Yearby and Wilton can be found here.

To show your support and sign my petition against these proposals please click here.

Turbine Campaign.


The Council's Flooding Review is now available online and can be viewed by clicking here. The review can be found from page 112-255.

More information and general updates on the flooding issues can be found here.

'Ask Ian' in full swing!

Thanks to all those who have already submitted questions for me to answer via video here on my website. It's been great to answer your questions so far. You can browse those I've already answered by clicking here or on the link at the top of the page. I'd still like to hear more of your views and opinions to make the next batch of videos. Questions, which can be on local or national issues, can be submitted by clicking here or on the 'Ask Ian' tab next to the rolling gallery above.

I look forward to hearing from you all.

Delivering for you..

Influenced by the Liberal Democrats, this year's Budget announced by the Chancellor delivered yet another tax cut for hardworking local people. Already, the income tax threshold has increased to £10,000 since 2010, giving 41,000 local workers a £700 tax cut; from next year the threshold will

be £10,500 - making people £800 a year better off.

The Chancellor also froze fuel duty for the third year in a row, meaning that motorists save 20p a litre compared to plans under the previous government. We've also cut tax on beer and ended Labour's automatic duty escalator. With the second cut in two years, beer is now 8p a pint cheaper than it would have been.

Meanwhile, a £180million package for pothole repair was unveiled along with the biggest package of business rate support in over 20 years.

Recent updates

One Million Jobs

Contact me at: Room 103, The Innovation Centre, Vienna Court, Kirkleatham Business Park, Redcar TS10 5SH

01642 777940

Full Contact Details

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