Infrastructure Projects

I have held discussions on two large infrastructure projects this morning. First, the solution to the Missing Link problem, which is moving on; and secondly, the expansion of Heathrow Airport, the importance of which is growing.

Severn Trent Apprenticeships

Meeting with Severn Trent apprentices in Westminster today. We need to continue to promote apprenticeships as a great route to building a fulfilling career.

All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethiopia

With Ethiopian Ambassador Hailemichael & Deputy Head of Mission, Mr Ababi Demissie. The Ambassador briefed the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethiopia on the current situation in the country.

British Council Scheme

Learning about the British Council scheme #FutureLeadersConnect.

Applications are now open for people aged 18-35 in Canada, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, UK and USA:

Ban Shock Collars

At the British Vets drop-in event advocating a ban on the use of shock collars on cats and dogs. #BanShockCollars

Westminster Africa Business Group

Delighted to have Sir Stephen O'Brien, KBE as our guest speaker at the Westminster Africa Business Group's Annual Dinner. Sir Stephen was previously MP for Eddisbury and Undersecretary of State for International Development.


Transport Secretary Chris Grayling reaffirmed his support for the implementation of the solution to the Missing Link problem. And along with Cllrs Kevin Cromwell and Vernon Smith we presented him with the case for improvements to the A46 Tewkesbury and Ashchurch.

Meeting with NFU

Meeting with local NFU members in the constituency to discuss a range of issues such as rural broadband provision, rural policing and developing UK skills to deliver on future agricultural productivity.

Citizens Advice

At an event with Citizens Advice where I had the opportunity to see an interactive map highlighting the range of issues people in Tewkesbury raise. Citizens Advice play an important role in providing free confidential and impartial advice to people in my constituency.

Funding for Cleeve School

I welcome the news that Gloucestershire Country Council have granted Cleeve School £139,000 in funding to support building work that will increase capacity at the school. The newly-approved funding adds to the £5.3million investment that has already been agreed.