Westminster News

UPDATE: Brexit Proposals

As someone who campaigned and voted for Brexit myself, I have a lot of concerns about the proposals made at Chequers regarding the terms on which we will leave the European Union.

The Countryside Matters

With the Country & Landowners Association President, Ross Murray, at an event in the Commons to highlight the importance of looking after the countryside. 

The Autism Dividend

Attending a drop-in event organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Autism discussing the latest issues and challenges in autism and autism research.

Increasing trade with Africa

I have had a number of excellent discussions this week with representatives from across Africa on trade and other issues.

Airbus Announcement

I’m pleased that Airbus are looking to invest in Northern Ireland. It is a welcome boost to the security of jobs and production in the area and I wish them well in their endeavours.

Docklands Victims Association

I'm incredibly honoured to be presented with a Metropolitan Police shield and photograph from the Docklands Victims Association, as an acknowledgement of the work of the Northern Ireland Committee on legacy issues and the victims of terrorism.

BEIS Questions: UK Manufacturing Industry

Speaking at Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy questions today, refuting the claim that ”we don’t make things in this country anymore”.

The UK has an excellent manufacturing industry, with world-leading, cutting edge technology manufactured in the Tewkesbury constituency alone.

Westminster Africa Business Group Annual Reception

Last night I hosted the Westminster Africa Business Group's Annual Reception in Parliament. The group was formed in 1947 and is non-profit making organisation with the primary objective of bringing together politicians and businesses to the benefit of the UK and Africa.

500 extra medical school places

Today, the Health Secretary announced 500 extra medical school places for next year – boosting student doctor numbers.

Arthritis UK

Supporting Arthritis Research UK in the Commons today.