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MP welcomes new business landscape

Stephen Metcalfe Credit: Stephen Metcalfe

The Essex Conservative MP Stephen Metcalfe has welcomed figures that show the Government’s Start-Up Loans Scheme has helped 30 people in his constituency South Basildon and East Thurrock set up their own business.

The Start-Up Loans scheme provides loans and mentoring support to people who want to start their own businesses. He said

“Today’s figures show not only the huge impact these measures are having on our local community in Basildon and Thurrock, but also the entire country. In the East of England region alone, the number of loans awarded has reached 1,689; with a total value of £7,853,207. This is an incredible achievement.”

– Stephen Metcalfe MP

MP grows into Movember

South Basildon and East Thurrock MP Stephen Metcalfe Credit: Stephen Metcalfe

Here's South Basildon and East Thurrock MP Stephen Metcalfe growing into "Movember".

The Conservative MP said: "Men’s health is a cause I am passionate about but in order to make a difference I need your help.

"My commitment is to grow a moustache for the month of November and, in doing so, raise vital awareness and funds for men’s health including prostate and testicular cancer.

"I am asking you to help support my personal journey by making a donation. The size of which isn’t important, every little contribution helps Movember to continue its funding of world class programmes."

Movember aims to highlight and raise funds to battle cancer throughout the month. To make a donation click here.