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.

Robot Wars at De Montfort School

I visited De Montfort School last Friday to see the work of the school's robotics team and suffice to say, I was very impressed!

Calling for Government Investment in British Creative Industries

I was in the House of Commons for Culture, Media and Sport Questions on today to ask Secretary of State Karen Bradley whether the Government agreed that the UK’s creative industries are best served by investment in local talent pools rather than EU funding or other channels of foreign investment.

My Budget Speech

I rose in the House of Commons Chamber on Monday 13th March to make a contribution to one of the debates on the Budget.