Local News

Visit to Droitwich Spa Foodbank

On Friday, I visited the Droitwich Spa Foodbank, whose volunteers work diligently and consistently for the community.

Meeting local historian, Andrew Harris

I enjoyed spending time on Friday with local Droitwich historian and author, Andrew Harris.

We discussed his three volume biography of Sir John Somerset Pakington - the MP for Droitwich from 1837 to 1874.

Games Bill for Birmingham 2022

I'm deeply excited to see the newly reintroduced Games Bill back in Parliament, which confirms Birmingham as the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.  This Bill will legislate preparations for Birmingham holding the Commonwealth Games in two and a half years’ time.

Trip to Evesham Vale Growers

On Friday, I had a fascinating trip to the state of the art tomato growing facility at Evesham Vale Growers. 

As you can see from the pictures, the results are really quite amazing!

Visit to Hill & Moor Waste Management Facility

After a busy first week back in Westminster, it was good to be back in the consituency.

First stop was a fascinating visit to the Hill and Moor waste management facility this Friday morning. 

This is a landfill site which is using waste to energy plant ash recycling. 

Improvements to West Midlands Railway

Comments from Managing Director of West Midlands Trains, Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, that West Midlands Railway passengers should see improvements following a challenging 6 months is very welcome news to my constituents and I.

Highlights of the last 2 years

Since the last election, I have been busy inside and outside Parliament serving my constituents of Mid Worcestershire.

I have pulled together a video of some of the highlights of what has been a fascinating, unpredictable and historic term.

Flood warnings

You may be aware that over the weekend, we had an exceptional amount of rain in Worcestershire and river levels peaked across the region.

River Avon in Evesham peaked yesterday and Crown Meadow is largely flooded.

Business Breakfast with Local Business Leaders

It was a pleasure to talk to local Business leaders at a Business Breakfast hosted by the The Wood Norton Hotel in Evesham last Friday. We had a constructive discussion about Brexit and a range of other local and national matters.