Docklands Victims Association

I'm incredibly honoured to be presented with a Metropolitan Police shield and photograph from the Docklands Victims Association, as an acknowledgement of the work of the Northern Ireland Committee on legacy issues and the victims of terrorism.

BEIS Questions: UK Manufacturing Industry

Speaking at Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy questions today, refuting the claim that ”we don’t make things in this country anymore”.

The UK has an excellent manufacturing industry, with world-leading, cutting edge technology manufactured in the Tewkesbury constituency alone.

Westminster Africa Business Group Annual Reception

Last night I hosted the Westminster Africa Business Group's Annual Reception in Parliament. The group was formed in 1947 and is non-profit making organisation with the primary objective of bringing together politicians and businesses to the benefit of the UK and Africa.

Health Visiting Team

Supporting Health Visitors at their stand in the Spring Gardens car park in Tewkesbury.

Little Smarties Nursery

With the owners and the team at the new Little Smarties nursery at Pecked Lane, Bishop's Cleeve in advance of their opening on Monday. Formerly the Royal British Legion club, the building has been expertly adapted and is a very attractive venue. I wish everyone well.

Twyning Fete

Great turnout at the Twyning Fete this afternoon. A huge thank you to all those organising it, the stall holders and everyone who turned up. Congratulations on a very successful day. 

500 extra medical school places

Today, the Health Secretary announced 500 extra medical school places for next year – boosting student doctor numbers.

National Citizen Service

Supporting Young Gloucestershire's National Citizen Service at the start of their four week activity programme. It's a great scheme for 16-17 year olds.