Westminster News

Supporting persecuted Christians

Supporting the Open Doors campaign in Westminster yesterday to help and protect Christians who are persecuted in various parts of the world.

Taking the oath

It was a great honour and privilege to take the oath on the King James Bible in the House of Commons at the start of this Parliament.

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:

Trade Deals with the USA

It is very encouraging that the USA has said that they very much want to do trade deals with the UK when we leave the EU, probably sector by sector to start with.

Safe Staffing Saves Lives

It was great to meet with NHS staff from across the South West at the Royal College of Nurses event in Westminster. Thank you to those who shared their stories, including my constituent Ewout. We need to more ensure safe and effective care is provided for staff as well as patients. 

Cancer Research UK- Shoulder To Shoulder

I met with the Cancer research UK team in Westminster to discuss their new #ShoulderToShoulder campaign. Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer.

Overseas Aid Debate

It was a privilege to lead a debate in the House of Commons on the use of our overseas aid budget yesterday. Spending 0.7% of our GNI is a source of great pride for the UK, but we also need to ensure that aid spending is transparent and that the money goes to those most in need.