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UPDATE: Brexit Proposals

As someone who campaigned and voted for Brexit myself, I have a lot of concerns about the proposals made at Chequers regarding the terms on which we will leave the European Union.

Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations

Today’s White Paper, ‘Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations’, sets out a future UK fisheries policy for when we leave the EU and take back control of our waters.This White Paper outlines the steps that will ensure access to UK waters will be on our terms and to the benefit of UK fishermen,

Cheltenham Jobs Fair

Cheltenham Jobs Fair is running on Wednesday 18th July 2018 at the Town Hall, Cheltenham, 10am to 1pm.

This will be free to attend and there will be over 20 exhibitors from various sectors and industries recruiting on the day.

No registration is required.

Gloucester Jobs Fair

There is a Gloucester Jobs Fair on Wednesday 27th June 2018 @ The Guildhall, Gloucester, 10am to 1pm.

This will be free to attend and there will be over 20 exhibitors from various sectors and industries recruiting on the day.

No registration is required.

Tier 2 Visa cap

I welcome the decision by the Home Secretary to exclude doctors and nurses from the cap on skilled worker visas. While we should continue to concentrate on growing our own workforce, the Home Secretary has recognised that, at this time, we need more nurses and doctors in the UK.

Guide Dogs UK

Today I met with guide dog owners to discuss the Guide Dogs UK campaign on pavement parking. This is a big issue and causes serious issues for blind and partially sighted people.

Ethiopia's 27th National Day

I was delighted to speak at a celebration of Ethiopia's 27th National Day. This has been a time of great change for Ethiopia, with the appointment of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his plans for political reform.

Westminster Africa Business Group

With the High Commissioner of Zambia at a business meeting I organised on behalf of the Westminster Africa Business Group, which I chair, discussing opportunities for British businesses.

FOBT stakes

Outside Parliament supporting High Street employees in bookmakers' shops whose jobs are at risk from a massive cut in FOBT stakes. My registered interests in the industry give me an insight into the risks of this policy which anti-FOBT campaigners are unaware of.