What has Claire Coutinho been up to today?
Claire Coutinho is MP for East Surrey and a member of the Conservative party.
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We oftentimes underestimate the power of networks, relationships and capacity building in policy-making as the magic it brings is harder to quantify than state or professional interventions. A brilliant report to defy that thinking.
Great to launch the Network for Communities idea this morning. This is an idea that would turbocharge community agency in the most deprived and left behind areas. Huge thanks @michaelgove @ClaireCoutinho @danny__kruger @racheljanetwolf @mikecrowhurst
👋 Thank you @ClaireCoutinho for your support! #MoreInCommon
Join the Great Get Together this weekend ⬇️
Ninety percent of tickets are now bought online. Trapping people in jobs where there is no demand is a moral injustice.
You are condemning them to a life of poor pay.
We have one million vacancies in this country, we should match people into jobs which have high demand.
The train companies in Britain are seeking to cut all staff from ticket offices and get rid of ticket inspectors, (and eventually, drivers.)All tickets to be bought on-line. No human interaction. Looks to me like the Unions have a case. As do passengers.
That is nonsense, see below including from original author.
But your strikes *will* be a big cost to the economy and deter people from using the trains. Why is driving passenger volumes down even further good for the people you represent…
If these strikes kneecap the economy then your Chancellor losing £11bn through his own incompetence must surely break its back!
Nice piece of deflection though! https://twitter.com/ClaireCoutinho/status/1535575070575366144
These strikes will kneecap an economy in recovery and drive down already suffering train revenues.
Why are Labour supporting them when they will be bad for rail and other workers?
Labour are wrong. More disruption on rail services will mean less people use the trains = less train revenues = less pay and eventually job losses for rail workers.
Labour and militant union action are going to leave workers worse off.
Very disappointing @RMTunion are taking action that could damage the rail network after taxpayers contributed £16bn, £600 per household, to keep jobs during Covid. We're working with industry to reduce disruption caused by strikes but urge unions to come to talks with employers.
Extremely thoughtful and thorough examination of levelling up and skills from Prof Ken Mayhew here https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1077911/Left_Behind_Localities_and_Levelling_Up_Skills_and_Productivity.pdf
I need reminding that beneath the blithe bluster of the LU slogan, there is a helluva lot of actual thought going on
“I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee.”
As the #PlatinumJubilee weekend draws to a close, Her Majesty has sent a thank you message to all those who have marked her 70 years as Queen.
Ahh, so well deserved 💙
I got an MBE!!
After domestic abuse I dedicated my life to supporting survivors. I'm so proud of myself. Look at us, my amazing kids, my husband, my life ❤️
I wish I knew who to credit for this image. A friend sent it to me and I thought it pretty special. Kudos to whoever it was… #HM70
.@annietrev signs her first MOU with an US State which paves the way for greater trade in clean tech, mutual recognition of professional qualifications, research and academia.
The 8 deals we plan to sign will cover 20% of the US economy. One to watch.
Today the Chancellor announced £15 billion of fresh measures to support families with rising energy bills. The policy package was progressive with two-thirds of the new cash going to households in the bottom half of the income distribution...
The energy profits levy will mean that North Sea tax rates will return to more typical historical levels for up to 3½ years.
But a new ‘super-deduction’ means that North Sea investment, far from being discouraged, will be hugely subsidised while the higher tax rate is in place.
Great to hear @ClaireCoutinho and @FloEshalomi both agree and disagree on #BrokenLadders implications. Highlighting the need to see the diversity within women of colour’s experiences and not to lump them together as a homogeneous group. #representationmatters
The fantastic panel launching our #BrokenLadders report at Westminster this morning.
@FloEshalomi @shabnabegum76 & @EthnicityPayGa1
Josh McAlister, Founder of Frontline, has written a landmark report on children in care which recognises the power of having strong family networks and relationships in our lives.
We should absolutely make this a priority for children in care too.
In a former life I helped set up #NationalNumeracyDay because understanding numbers matter.
It can help you understand saving products, pensions, how to get a good deal and how to earn more.
(Previous article here: https://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2021/11/clare-coutinho-why-a-new-numeracy-programme-will-be-a-game-changer-for-britain.html)
Poor numeracy skills can hold people back from having the confidence to get on in life and into work.
Multiply is a £270 million investment in new courses, helping to level up opportunities for more people to progress and get good, well-paid jobs.
There is now a broad public consensus on diversity being part of British culture, by 72% to 28%, a 23% swing from the 49/51 split when offered this choice a decade ago.
Delighted to say we are back in full swing with in person @miyrbiz events uk wide. Hot off the back of Northallerton and Tunbridge Wells last Friday we can announce an @miyrbiz event later this year in east Surrey with @ClaireCoutinho - details to follow! #SME #smallbiz
Lady planning a Jubilee street party to raise money for a local hospice sent 23 pages of forms by local council demanding a counter-terrorism plan, a security plan, a severe weather management plan and a Covid risk assessment. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/05/13/jubilee-street-party-planners-accuse-councils-dampening-celebrations/
Great result in #Eurovision2022. Ukraine #1 and UK #2. #SlavaUkraini 🇺🇦🤝🇬🇧
I've considered the childcare ratio question carefully and put safety and quality first. We will be consulting on mirroring the Scottish model before the summer, which means a maximum ratio of 1 to 5 instead of 1 to 4 for 2-year-olds. (1/3)
Our “hollowed out” civil service is today 470,000 strong compared to 380,000 in 2016. This tweet tells you everything you need to know about Labour’s approach to value for money. https://twitter.com/margarethodge/status/1525078880800976898
This desperate plan to fire 90,000 officials is a telling sign of a Government flat out of ideas. While the cost of living crisis rages on, you can put their plans for real reform on a cigarette paper. Our hollowed-out civil service is in dire need of more expertise, not less.
Power and money should be pushed down into deprived and ‘left behind’ neighbourhoods so that they can make levelling up a success from the ground up. It’s about trusting the people. Fantastic that leading parliamentarian @ClaireCoutinho shares our vision for a better country.
Thank you - it was lovely to be there and hear about some of your work.
@CommWealthFund @ClaireCoutinho I was there last night & heard Claire speak. Her remark that communities for too long had decisions done for them not with them struck a chord with many of us.
Fantastic seeing so many members of the Community Wealth Fund Alliance this evening. The future is one where communities are empowered to lead their own change. That vision has terrific parliamentary champions in @ClaireCoutinho @danny__kruger and Baroness Ruth Lister.
✨👏🗣️"A woman's place IS in the House of Commons"💪
🏴First Welsh woman to follow the Queen's Speech, #FayJonesMP on why it's so important for women to get involved in politics, and why Parliament is a place where women can, and do, achieve great things 🙌
Buried in the Queen’s Speech today is a policy that promises to give neighbourhoods a steady stream of bottom-up funding to level themselves up, and an incentive towards much stronger civic governance.
I’ve written about it in today’s @timesredbox.
If you haven’t heard of this government’s ‘Lifelong Loan Entitlement’ then have a read of this. Vice Chancellors are already agreeing with me that it is a game-changer for education, re-skilling, up- skilling and our economy. @Daily_Express
@ClaireCoutinho, MP for East Surrey, brings you her update for May.
#politics #MP #eastsurrey
Starmer’s never been able to tell us how he’d fund the NHS to fix the waiting lists. Now he says he might keep the same levy we put forward that he’s attacked for weeks.
He said Rishi should resign for waiting for a meeting but defends his own 10pm Fri night beers.
Keir Starmer can’t tell @GMB whether or not he’d reverse the national insurance rise.
“At this stage two years out from an election I don’t know what the state of the economy will be.”
He doesn’t look hugely comfortable in the studio this morning.
I have one message for you today: Ukraine will win. Ukraine will be free.
🗳️ YCN are out in Dormansland supporting @Harryjbscons with our patron @ClaireCoutinho 🔵
@ClaireCoutinho Our May front page will feature stories from #Tandridge families who are sponsoring Ukrainian families - we are hearing nothing but praise for all the help @ClaireCoutinho and her team have given them...with Jack being particularly singled out as a superstar!
So delighted to help. I’ve been bowled over by the kindness of our host families in East Surrey!
Hats off to them all.
'She was absolutely brilliant!'
This caller, who is hosting a Ukrainian refugee family, praises local MP Claire Coutinho for helping to get Home Office visa approval.
The Great British Rail Sale continues to prove extremely popular with a remarkable 628,000 Rail Sale tickets sold to date! 🇬🇧
Total discounted tickets available expanded to 1.5 million 🎫
Average cost paid per Sale ticket just £8.23.
Get yours here:
I have dyslexia, which means that when I speak I often run my words together and say things that sound like the words I’m trying to say.
Dyslexia affects people differently. For me, it affects my speech more than my writing, which is why I find solace in writing. (1/5)
Thanks very much to @ClaireCoutinho for speaking at our Onward After Hours drinks event last night.
Sign up for an invite to our next one here ▶️ http://ukonward.com/sign-up/
Improving our adult population’s number skills would be a game changer in this country.
Well done @alexburghart
🧮 Delighted to be able to announce the funding for MULTIPLY, our new £560m drive to improve adult numeracy
More here: https://bit.ly/3jAZaJu
It was a huge pleasure - quite simply a brilliant group of people advancing maths and STEM subjects across the country. Thank you so much @ChildrensComm for throwing all your energy at this.
Great to host a roundtable with @ClaireCoutinho @SelaineSaxby to speak about how important STEM and Maths is to children and hear how these fantastic schools are teaching it @MulberryTH
@rhjarrold @BrunoReddyMaths @kingsmathschool
@StarAcademies @AETAcademies @naveenfrizvi
Today #F4F @JoanniePeak met with Councillor Lesley Steeds and East Surrey MP @ClaireCoutinho to raise awareness for the present, celebrate our past and to protect the future of Showman of East Surrey. It was fantastic to be part of the conversation a really positive discussion
More than 7 out of 10 sponsored academies are now rated Good or Outstanding compared to about 1 in 10 of the local authority maintained schools they replaced.
An astonishing legacy of successive Education Secs, now continued by @nadhimzahawi.
Today, I am publishing my brand new Schools White Paper 🏫👩🏽🧑🏻🏫
This will deliver for every child, parent and family - from rural villages and coastal towns, through to the largest cities.
We will only defeat racism if people with experience in tackling racial disparities are heard. Instead, the @UniofNottingham is penalising thoughtful, evidence-led contributors like Dr Tony Sewell.
Free speech and the free exchange of ideas are the foundation of social progress.
Today’s Tax Plan delivers the biggest net cut to personal taxes in over a quarter of a century.
👇 Read the plan here 👇https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1062583/SS_Tax_Plan.pdf
🔊🇬🇧🇺🇸 We’ve secured a resolution with the US to end the issue around steel and aluminium tariffs @SecRaimondo
Good news for our vital industries who were unfairly hit. UK producers can enjoy tariff free access to the US market again ✅️
Thank you @EddieHughes4WN for joining us today to hear from the heroic @C_Kneer, whose work to create more women's refuges is quite literally the difference between life or death for some.
Felt like change can really happen for survivors of #DomesticAbuse when I met @EddieHughes4WN and @ClaireCoutinho today. Great to feel listened to and encouraged to carry on coming up with new ideas.
We really appreciate @Conservatives for the staunch support of Ukraine! @BorisJohnson @OliverDowden @trussliz @BWallaceMP
So many full hearted wishes and genuine desire to help Ukraine! So many true friends of Ukraine! We are #StrongerTogether
1/ Dr Tony Sewell is a highly experienced and dedicated advocate for racial equality. He has helped thousands of young Black people throughout his decades-long career.