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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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John Stevenson, Carlisle MP

Optimistic about the future for both Carlisle and Britain

On March 19, George Osborne will deliver his fourth budget. Very often such events do not bring about a huge amount of change to our day to day lives. This is especially true at present given the financial constraints this country is still facing.

Nevertheless, it does give the Chancellor an opportunity to review the macroeconomic... [more] (11 comments)

By John Stevenson MP
Published: March 5, 2014

Hoping skills fair has real impact on Carlisle

At the end of January I hosted the Carlisle Skills Fair at the Sands Centre.

The event was a huge success, with large numbers of enthusiastic local employers, jobseekers, and students turning up.

I was incredibly heartened to see such positive attitudes from both sides of the employment world. Local businesses and skills agencies,... [more] (1 comment)

By John Stevenson MP
Published: February 10, 2014

A good year ahead for our great city

It’s that time of year – when Christmas and New Year festivities are over and there are those New Year’s resolutions to fulfil!

I have not joined a gym, but I do have a goal of losing some weight and I am aiming to get my fitness levels back up to half marathon standard in order to continue to support the Cumbrian Run by taking part in... [more]

By John Stevenson MP
Published: January 7, 2014

Aiming to get 2014 off to a great start in Carlisle

December is always a busy month. Presents to be bought, cards to be sent, and food to be prepared for Christmas. It is also a busy month for the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who has to prepare and deliver his Autumn Statement.

For the last few years it has also been a time of concern for family finances and the country’s economy... [more] (3 comments)

By John Stevenson MP
Published: December 10, 2013

Tullie House - the pride of Carlisle

In Carlisle, I believe we have one of the most interesting historic quarters in the country.

We have the impressive Norman castle, the magnificent cathedral, and of course, our nationally renowned museum, Tullie House.

Tullie House tells the story of Carlisle and Cumbria from prehistory to present day. It attracts visitors from... [more] (7 comments)

By John Stevenson
Published: November 5, 2013
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