Unauthorised encampments

I met with the Home Secretary to discuss the Government's consultation on tackling unauthorised encampments.

Business Hub at the Oxtalls Campus

Welcoming the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the Oxstalls Campus, Longlevens as he opens the business hub at the university.

Woodmancote Guides

Had a really good visit to Woodmancote Guides. They are very bright girls, ably led, and asked a series of intelligent questions. I came away with much work to do!

Cheltenham and Gloucester Jobs Fair

Cheltenham and Gloucester Jobs Fair is running on Wednesday 13thFebruary 2019 at the Town Hall, Cheltenham, 10am to 1pm.
This will be free to attend and there will be exhibitors from various sectors and industries recruiting on the day.

Press Release: Horizon Nuclear Power

I was very sorry to hear that Horizon Nuclear Power, which is based in my constituency, has decided to suspend its nuclear programme in the United Kingdom following a decision by its parent company, Hitachi.

School funding

Following a number of discussions which Gloucestershire MPs and others have had with Education Secretary, Damien Hinds, I’m pleased that he has responded by providing an additional £350m to support pupils with special needs, and that our County’s schools will benefit from this.

Vote of Confidence

 I apologise for the length of this post, but I wanted to give you the full picture of why I have taken the stances and actions I have, because I did not arrive at those decisions lightly.


Update: Brexit Negotiations

I cannot support the proposals made by the Prime Minister and the Cabinet yesterday. Neither, it seems, could the Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab, who has resigned.

Ethiopian Embassy Reception

Speaking at a reception at the Ethiopian Embassy celebrating Ethiopia's culture and the progress the country has made over the last year. This was an excellent event attended by people from across business, politics and the non-profit sector.