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.
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.
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.
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