This Website's Activities Have Been Frozen

This site was established while I was a Member of Parliament. As Parliament has dissolved there are no Members of Parliament until after the Election on 8th June 2017.

Wonderful bank holiday weekend in Worcestershire

It was a wonderful bank holiday weekend in Worcestershire.  The weather may not have been perfect, but the County was at its best with a whole series of festivals and events taking place. 

April Report

Due to the upcoming General Election, Parliament will be dissolved at midnight on 2nd May.

I tell technology companies to do more to tackle inappropriate content online

I took part in the debate on the Digital Economy Bill in Parliament this week.  The Bill was the last significant piece of legislation to be passed in this Parliament and covered a range of initiatives including a commitment to enable everyone in the country to have decent access to broadband and

Statement on General Election Announcement

The Prime Minister has announced her intention to call a general election on June 8th. In accordance with the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, a two thirds majority of MPs is required to approve the election.

Meeting HotelshopUK in English Tourism Week

I was welcomed to HotelshopUK's offices to join them in supporting English Tourism Week,  a week that showcases visitor experiences in England and highlights the value of tourism to the economy.