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A417 Missing Link Consultation

Highways England is currently consulting the local community and stakeholders on proposals for the A417 Missing Link road improvement scheme.

General Election

The House of Commons has finally voted to hold a General election and the agreed date is Thursday 12th December. Holding an early election was not the Prime Minister’s preference, but as it was proving impossible to deliver Brexit he was left with no other option.

Taste of Gloucestershire

It was great to meet local businesses at the ‘Taste of Gloucestershire’ event in Westminster today. Thank you to all those who came along to showcase the amazing local produce that the area has to offer.

Cheltenham's A&E Saved!

Great news announced by the Health Secretary- Cheltenham’s A&E is remaining open! Alex Chalk, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown and I have led a major campaign on this issue and Matt Hancock has responded favourably.

Cleeve School - Climate Change Event

Really enjoyed visiting Cleeve School and talking to pupils about climate change and ways in which we can avoid it. Thanks to those who organised it and the pupils who took part. It was very worthwhile.

Racism in Football

Today, I asked an urgent question to the Minister of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport regarding crowd behaviour at the Bulgaria v England football game. To see the full clip please click here

Queen's Speech

Yesterday’s Queen’s Speech set out how Boris Johnson and the Conservatives will get Brexit done and focus on the people's priorities.

This government have committed to:

Nobel Peace Prize 2019

As Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethiopia, I should like to congratulate Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.

Extra Police Officers For Gloucestershire

I welcome the announcement of 46 extra police officers for Gloucestershire as part of the government’s policy of recruiting an extra 20,000 officers across the country.