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Delyn MP David Hanson is urging local residents to come forward with nominations for their favourite South Asian restaurants in Delyn ahead of the annual Tiffin Club Cup.

Every year Members of Parliament are asked to nominate the most popular South Asian Restaurant in their constituencies. Once the nominations are made 10 entrants will be short-listed and invited to a special cook-in in Westminster.

The winning restaurant will get a year’s supply of Cobra beer and the 2008 Tiffin Cup.

David Hanson said:

“This is a great oppourtunity to nominate your favourite your South Asian restaurant. If you could let me know your choice by Friday 15th February and I will put forward the restaurant with the most nominations.”

Contact David Hanson MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A OAA, email:hansond(at) or ring 0207 219 5064.

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Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed Flintshire Planners decision to refuse retrospective planning permission for a group of travellers at Dollar Park near Bagillt.

David Hanson said:

“I welcome this decision which is one I have been campaigning for alongside local residents around Bagillt over the last few months.

“I have written to Flintshire County Council on numerous occasions on behalf of concerned constituents urging them not to give retrospective planning permission for the site.

“The development of the site should not have gone ahead without planning permission and a proper assessment of the impact the changes would have on the local community.

“The changes at the site have undoubtedly had a disruptive impact on the local community and as there are still concerns over issues like traffic and the suitable treatment of sewage, it is right that retrospective permission should not be granted.

“I fully understand the need for good facilities for the travelling community in Flintshire but the development of any site or property must be subject to the planning laws from the outset.”

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Flintshire MPs David Hanson and Mark Tami have been promoting local employment partnerships at a seminar in Mold.

The recent event was an opportunity for local employers to learn more about the Government’s Local Employment Partnerships and how they can play their part in getting disadvantaged people into work.


Local Employment Partnerships are central to the Government’s drive to bring about full employment and use the skills of all our people. Alongside Jobcentre Plus, the Government is working with major employers, in both the private and public sectors, to help get people that are at a disadvantage into work.

The programme is based on a simple deal with employers in which the Government gets disadvantaged people ready for work and employers with vacancies give them a fair shot at the job – through interviews, work placements, mentoring, etc.

In Delyn, Jobcentre Plus is working in partnership with Tesco, who are opening a new store in Holywell. Tesco have signed a national LEP agreement, but have specifically designated 60 job opportunities for those disadvantaged in the labour market in the Holywell store.

David Hanson said:

“Over forty private and public sector employers signed up and took part in what proved to be a very informative seminar.

“This was an opportunity for employers to learn more about how they would benefit from the scheme and how, in turn, this would help get disadvantaged people into work.”

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Delyn MP David Hanson is urging motorists not to use their mobile phones whilst driving as the Government launches a new THINK! campaign.

The campaign features a new radio advert as well as the hard-hitting television advert launched last year, will remind drivers to switch off before getting behind the wheel. It is timed to coincide with the first anniversary of the introduction of tougher penalties for using a mobile phone when driving.

David Hanson said:

“Using your mobile phone when driving is dangerous. It could endanger your life and the life of others. Indeed, statistics show  that you are four times more likely to have a crash when using your mobile phone.

“The penalty for illegally using a mobile when driving has been increase to three penalty points and a £60 fine.

“The latest research shows that the message is getting through with a 40% reduction in the number of car drivers seen using hand-held mobiles at the wheel between September 2006 and August 2007.