My Plan

  • Finish Dualling The A1

    Anne-Marie has changed Government’s mind on the importance of this forgotten stretch of road. Back on 2007 she set up the Dual the A1 Campaign Group in order to pull together many cross-party voices to make sure that Government would understand about the missing link in the A1 road network.Fantastic news in December 2014, the Prime Minister announced an initial £290m investment to upgrade the road.  The campaign's ultimate goal is for full dualling all the way up to the border.

  • Broadband for Northumberland

    Keeping up with the digital revolution is vital for the long-term health & wellbeing of our children, our businesses & our older people. Broadband is now the fourth utility alongside water, gas and electricity. We must make sure no household is left behind. 

  • Education, apprenticeships & skills training

    Giving young people the opportunities they need to succeed is a key part of my plan for our area.In the last four years, hundreds of new apprenticeships have been created across North Northumberland, including one in my office! I am also campaigning for free post-16 transport for our students who want to finish school or college so they can achieve their potential.

  • Working for the safest medical services closer to our families

    As one of your volunteer NHS Governors, I've campaigned successfully over the last 4 years to increase to over 150 the local treatments available to patients at Berwick and Alnwick Infirmaries, including chemotherapy units. These measures reduce travel times for patients & families.

  • Protecting our unique rural landscape

    I have campaigned for the last ten years alongside local communities to stop the planners from allowing developers to build inappropriately sited onshore turbines. We have a unique unspoiled landscape in our rural villages which must not be industrialised and ruined. Local voices now count.

  • Tackling County Hall on housing plans

    I am challenging our County Council to bring in local planning limits for holiday homes, to stop our smaller villages becoming dormitories for weekenders. I am also calling for new build programmes which provide the right mix of homes to support local employment & families in the long-term.