Westminster News

Meeting with Charity, 'Community Security Trust'

Earlier this week, I met with Mark Levy from the Jewish Leadership Council and representatives from the Community Security Trust (CST), a charity that protects the Jewish community from terrorism and antisemitism.

GWR meeting with Wychavon District Councillors

Yesterday, I spent time in Westminster with Wychavon District Council Leader, Bradley Thomas, and Deputy Leader, Richard Morris to talk about transport needs and economic development in Worcestershire, before meeting with representatives from Great Western Railway (GWR).

Statement on the Recent Events in Parliament

We had a rather long night in the Chamber yesterday and I wanted to give an update on some of the events that took place.

Have a look at the video above for my comments on what happened.

Statement on the SO24 Motion and the Brexit Bill

I was disappointed that the Government lost control of the Order Paper last night.

Yesterday MPs voted on a motion which meant Parliamentary time has been set aside to debate a Bill which could jeopardise the Government’s commitment to leaving the European Union on 31 October.

Comment on Government's Announcement on School Funding

I welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement of a record £14 billion investment in England’s schools between now and 2022/23, as well as plans by the Department for Education to boost teacher salaries to at least £30,000 from 2022.

Statement on the Ending of the Current Parliamentary Session

A number of constituents have got in touch with me regarding the recent announcement by Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the Government intends to end the current Parliamentary session in the second sitting week of September.

Visit to Hussingtree Gin

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to have a wonderful tour of Hussingtree Gin.  They are a fantastic company who make gin inspired by the flavours of Worcestershire. 

Amongst their flavours are plum, juneberry, bumbleberry and - of course - award winning asparagus gin. A must try!

Appointment as Assistant Government Whip

After seven weeks of campaigning across the country, Boris Johnson has been elected as the new leader of the Conservative Party and, subsequently, our new Prime Minister.

Trade Delegation Visit to Washington DC

Over the past week I have been fortunate enough to represent the Conservatives in a cross-party delegation visit to the United States, where we had various meetings with Senators and Congressmen in which we talked about our future trading arrangements as well as the US-UK Special Relationship.