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.

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:

Nobel Peace Prize 2019

As Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethiopia, I should like to congratulate Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.

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.

A417 programme of public consultation events

Gloucester Rugby Club,  Kingsholm Rd, Gloucester, GL1 3AX

Monday 30 September 2pm – 8pm


National Star College, Ullenwood, GL53 9QU

Thursday 3 October 2pm – 8pm


Witcombe and Bentham Village Hall, Pillcroft Road, Witcombe, GL3 4TB

A417 Missing Link

Following the Secretary of State for Transport’s confirmation that the A417 Missing Link proposed scheme can go out to public consultation, Highways England have been finalising their plans.

Cheltenham A&E

Recently, Health managers stated that there were no plans to close Cheltenham’s A&E “in September”. That is good news of course, but we need confirmation of their plans thereafter.