Local News

Flooding update

The Environment Agency encourage all those who may be at risk of flooding to remain vigilant and take steps to protect themselves by:

IR35 Tax changes

The Government announced a review of changes to off-payroll (IR35) working rules on 7 January 2020 to determine if any further steps can be taken to ensure the smooth and successful implementation of the reform due to come into force in April 2020.

Local Government Finance Settlement (2020/2021)

I welcome the announcement that Tewkesbury Council will see its budget increased by 8.9% this year, part of the government’s commitment to level up local services across the country.

Christmas Card Competition 2019

I am pleased to announce that the 2019 Christmas card competition winner is…

Jasmine aged 6 with her Colourful nativity scene design!

There were so many wonderful designs this year which made it difficult to choose a winner, but Jasmine’s colourful design really stood out.

General Election

I was very pleased and honoured to be re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Tewkesbury. It is a great area and I’ll continue to do my best for the people who live here.

A417 Missing Link Consultation

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

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.

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.