Westminster News

Supporting the Alzheimer's Society #FixDementiaCare campaign

Earlier this week I attended the Alzheimer's Society event at Parliament to talk to dementia suffers about how it impacts their lives.

Progress is certainly being made but I know there's more we can do, so I'm proud to support their campaign to #FixDementiaCare.

Statement on my Votes regarding the Northern Ireland Bill

I have received many emails from constituents regarding last night's votes on the Northern Ireland (Executive) Bill, and I want to take this opportunity to set out my position and the reasoning behind how I voted.

National Lottery's 25th Birthday

In Parliament last week, I celebrated The National Lottery’s 25th birthday, where I learned more about their £40 billion worth of investment in good causes.

Celebrating US-UK Relations on Independence Day

Today I asked the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Wright QC, to join me in celebrating the US-UK relationship, on the day which marks 243 years since the US became an independent nation. Both of us have American spouses, so there was nothing but celebration and jubilation in the Chamber today. 

Supporting a New Environment Manifesto

Earlier this week I gave my full support to the launch of a new environmental manifesto that explores new policy ideas to address climate change and biodiversity loss.

PoliFest 2019 event for Youth Participation

Last week, I participated in PoliFest 2019, the first political sporting event organised by Shout Out UK, a youth network that builds and boosts political engagement.