Funding for Cleeve School

I welcome the news that Gloucestershire Country Council have granted Cleeve School £139,000 in funding to support building work that will increase capacity at the school. The newly-approved funding adds to the £5.3million investment that has already been agreed.

Sky Ocean Rescue Campaign

Signing up to the Sky Ocean Rescue campaign to #PassOnPlastic. We have already introduced one of the world's toughest bans on microbeads and removed nine billion carrier bags from circulation, but there is more to do to remove plastic from our oceans.


Held a meeting with WASPI (women who have lost out due to accelerated changes to retirement ages) and have pledged to continue to help them.


Following concerns raised by constituents, I have asked the Secretary of State for Health about the ability of ambulance services in Gloucestershire to meet their targets for attending emergency calls.

Woodmancote Guides

Meeting of the 1st Woodmancote Guides with the mayor and mayoress of Tewkesbury following their discussion on the work of the council and local democracy.

F-35 simulator

Experiencing the world-class technology of the new F-35 in a Lockheed Martin F-35 simulator in London. The global F-35 programme will support 20,000 UK jobs over the 30 year production period and already the programme has generated over £9 billon for UK industry.

Holocaust memorial Day

I added a message to the Holocaust Book of Commitment for the Holocaust Memorial Day.

Inspire an Engineer event

Supporting the Inspire an Engineer event in the House of Commons today. There are great opportunities available for young people, male and female, looking for careers.


I would like to welcome several measures brought forward in the budget, which recognised the need to deal with our debts whilst investing to build a strong economy as we make our way in the world outside the European Union.

Twyning road closures

Following further discussions that we have had over the past few days, I can confirm that Highways have not yet accepted the road closure and diversion proposal in Twyning and Persimmon have been asked to explore other opportunities to avoid unnecessary disruption to the village residents, visito