Supporting the Parental Bereavement Bill

On Friday 11th May the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill was debated in the House of Commons and I was present in the Chamber to lend my support.

Launch of first ever Veterans Strategy

I welcome the launch of the first ever Veterans Strategy. It was announced by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson on Monday 23rd April, as was the creation of a new cross-Government Veterans Unit.

Friday in the constituency

I had a busy day travelling across the constituency for a range of meetings and activities.

Grandchildren's access to grandparents debate

On Wednesday 2nd February I led a parliamentary debate in Westminster Hall on grandchildren’s access rights to their grandparents and the full transcript of the debate is available here.

Sajid Javid appointed as Home Secretary

Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has been appointed as Home Secretary. Sajid moves from his position as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. He has also previously held Cabinet positions as Business, Innovation and Skills Secretary and Culture, Media and Sport Secretary.

Assault on Emergency Workers Bill

Today in Parliament there was a debate on the Assault on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill and I was pleased to be able to contribute.

Meeting with GWR

On Tuesday 24 April I met with the Managing Director of Great Western Railway, Mark Hopwood, to discuss the service on the North Cotswolds Line.