Local News

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.

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.

New Dowty Propellers factory

I am very pleased that the aerospace manufacturer Dowty Propellers has announced that it is building a new propeller factory in the constituency. Having a global organisation opening a factory is a great opportunity for the area. 

Say Cheese!

I’m happy to announce that the Cheese Rolling is being celebrated by the Royal Mail in their new 'Curious Customs' stamp collection. The Cheese Rolling is one of the many quirky traditions that make our countryside such a great place to live.

Latest Flood Information

Working with the Environment Agency who are still busy working across the area checking that gates and sluices are free from blockages and debris build-up so that flood water can move quickly through the system.