Dementia Care- Alzheimer’s Society’s photo exhibition

I recently attended the Alzheimer’s Society’s photo exhibition, to show my support for the great work that they do. I was shocked to hear that there are over 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, a number predicted to rise to 2 million by 2051.

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.

Tiffin Cup in Westminster

I am delighted that my local Rajshahi Restaurant has been highly commended in this year’s Tiffin Cup in Westminster. This is such a prestigious award and to be praised this way is a testament to the fantastic work of all the staff, especially chef Giasuddin and proprietor Naz.

Passing of John McCririck

Very sorry to hear of the sad passing of John McCririck. He was a great racing character, personally kind and totally dedicated to “the booby”, his wife Jenny. Deepest sympathies. We’ll all miss Big Mac.

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.


It was good to meet members of my constituency in Westminster for The Time is Now campaign.  Together we discussed climate change, plastic pollution and actions we can take to reach the net-zero emission target in 2050.  My team have made a note of your comments and will be looking to see what mo

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.

Sue Ryder hospice, Leckhampton

I was pleased to visit the Sue Ryder hospice at Leckhampton and meet manager Elise Hoadley. I was given a copy of A Better Grief which basically launches a campaign to put systems in place to help people through bereavement better.


Cheltenham Medical Centre

It is really encouraging to see proposals for a brand new £9 million GP super-surgery on the old Prestbury Day Care Centre on Prestbury Road.


Earlier this year, with my wife, family and friends I visited Normandy to see some of the beaches and bridges which were so important in 1944 when the Allied troops invaded. Today, on 6th June, D-Day, I pay tribute to those brave people who took part in that invasion.