Westminster News

Back to Westminster

For those of you who want to be kept up to date with what has happened in UK Parliament and Westminster since the General Election, do check this video.

National Living Wage to rise in April

I welcome the news that the Government is immediately taking action to increase National Living Wage.  This increase of 6.2% effectively gives a pay rise to 2.8 million people in the UK.

The Queen's Speech

I welcome the opening of a new session of Parliament and the government objectives outlined in the Queen’s Speech today. The Queen’s Speech sets out the aims of Parliament and the Government’s agenda for the future session.

Meeting with Fred Sirieix

Yesterday, it was a pleasure to meet with Fred Sirieix - who you might recognise as maitre d' from Channel 4's First Dates -  to discuss the hospitality industry and the steps this Government can take to protect and promote the UK's fourth largest employment sector.

Teller for final vote in Parliament

Yesterday marked John Bercow's last day as the Speaker and I had the privilege of being the teller and reader (a government whip who counts the number of people who pass through the lobbies during votes) relating to vote on the annual canvass of the electoral roll.

Statement on this Week's Brexit Votes

Here is my statement on another important week for #Brexit in Parliament when we will have the opportunity to vote on the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by the Prime Minister. I shall be doing everything I can this week to #GetBrexitDone