Westminster News

Dominic Cummings Statement

I have refrained from making public comment on the issue relating to Dominic Cummings until I was certain that most of the facts had come out and the context had been put in place. While more information may well yet emerge, I believe we now have a good understanding of the situation.

BBC postpone licence fee changes

As early at 1997, when I was first elected, I supported a Ten Minute Rule Bill which proposed providing free television licences to those over 75. I was very disappointed to hear that the BBC decided to no longer fund TV licences for over 75s.

Record Employment Figures

I welcome the new jobs figures released today-with employment at a record high record of 32.93 million and unemployment is at its lowest since 1974. 

Child refugees

Withdrawal Agreement- Refugee protection

Holocaust Remembrance

Signing the Holocaust Remembrance Book, marking 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. I visited that site a few years ago and realised that quite a few people who were murdered there could still be alive today.

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: