24th December 2013

More Poeple Helped by Mowat Jobs Club

15 more people have been helped back into work by a Jobs Club set up by local MP for Warrington South, David Mowat.

Founded by Mr Mowat in 2009, the Jobs Club has now completed its 9th season, with more than 160 people having been helped. Participants complete an ILM Level 2 Team Leadership Qualification and also receive mentoring from local businesspeople.

David Mowat was on hand to present the prizes recently and the graduates were also able to hear from guest speaker Susan Kemp, herself a former Jobs Club graduate, who went on to found Appleton Baby Massage.

Mr Mowat is also hosting a Jobs Fair at the Parr Hall on Friday 7th February where more local people will be able to meet with local employers. For more information visit www.warringtonjobsfair.com

David Mowat said:

"Having had a career in business, I see it as part of my role as an MP to use my experience to help create jobs for people in Warrington.

"We've been fortunate that the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has been falling steadily for several months but we can't afford to be complacent. That's why I'm bringing back the hugely successful Warrington Jobs Fair next year and why I'll be running another season of the Jobs Club in 2014."

20th December 2013

£20M Cash Boost for Warrrington NHS Services

Local MP for Warrington South, David Mowat, has welcomed the news that Warrington's NHS funding allocation is due to rise 7% by 2015/16 – the biggest percentage rise in the North of England.

Warrington's Clinical Commissioning Group – which is responsible for distributing NHS funds in the town – will receive an additional £8m next year and the year after. The Government is also making a further £4m available to better integrate health and social care services, taking the total budget for 2015/16 to over £250m.

David Mowat said:

"I'm delighted that Warrington's NHS is getting the cash boost that it deserves. For over a decade Warrington has been penalised by health allocations which do not reflect need. I am pleased that at last this process is stopping and we will have the biggest increase in the North of England. It is a start to put things right but the fight goes on.

"The Coalition Government made a commitment to increase the NHS Budget year on year, but we have only been able to secure that money because we have made difficult decisions on Welfare and on other areas of spending."

6th December 2013

Mowat welcomes Broadband upgrades in Warrington

Local MP David Mowat today welcomed the news that 3 telephone exchanges in Warrington will be upgraded as part of a Government programme to roll out superfast broadband across the country.

Connecting Cheshire, the organisation responsible for delivering the programme across Cheshire, Halton and Warrington, announced today that the exchanges at Westwood, Dallam and Winwick would all be upgraded to the new fibre broadband next year. Upgrading the exchanges will mean much faster broadband speeds for the surrounding area. The existing exchanges in Penketh, Great Sankey and central Warrington will also receive additional funding to help them supply superfast broadband to a larger area.

Mr Mowat has previously encouraged residents in Chapelford to register their interest as part of the Connecting Cheshire programme. The campaign was launched across his website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

David Mowat said:

"Local residents in Chapelford in Whittle Hall have told me that this is the number one issue affecting their local area. I've been encouraging as many local people as possible to register their interest with Connecting Cheshire so that they are aware just how high the demand for better broadband is.

"It's unfortunate that this upgrade couldn't be done wholly with private money, but I am pleased that the Conservative-led Government has stepped in to provide the money necessary for my constituents to have 21st Century broadband."

The full list of exchanges due for an upgrade is available here:


6th December 2013

Local MP Supports Scientists & Engineers in Warrington

Warrington South MP David Mowat is encouraging young scientists, engineers and mathematicians to take part in the annual SET for Britain Competition which showcases and celebrates the work of young researchers.

Each applicant is invited to produce an A1-sized poster to present the results of their studies and the finalists will be invited to explain their work to an expert panel. The Final will take place at the House of Commons on March 17th and is a £3,000 cash prize for the winner of each category.

The five categories are:
• Biological & Biomedical Sciences
• Physics
• Chemistry
• Engineering
• Maths

The deadline for applications is Friday 20th December, you can find out more details at http://www.setforbritain.org.uk/index.asp

David Mowat added:

"As one of a very small number of MPs with either a Scientific or Engineering qualification, I'm always keen to raise the profile of, Mathematicians, Engineers and Scientists.

"The SET for Britain competition is a great opportunity for young scientists to show off the work they are doing to a wider audience as well as helping to inspire the next generation of researchers."

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