Westminster News

Update on Brexit

Here is an update on the Brexit process following the votes in Parliament this week. 

Spring Statement

On Wednesday 13th March, Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Spring Statement to the House of Commons. The Statement detailed better than expected wage increases, rising employment and better growth forecasts than Germany.

Statement on March 12th Brexit vote

I was disappointed that the Prime Minister’s deal was voted down by the House of Commons last night.  I voted for the improved deal because I believe it delivered on the promise of the referendum result and there were also significant changes that reduced the risk of the EU being kept in a backst

Young Entrepreneurship Review

On Wednesday 6th March, Small Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst MP announced an independent Review into Young Entrepreneurship, to be led by the Prince’s Trust.

Latest Brexit statement

I have been spending a lot of time replying to emails on a variety of matters related to our ongoing withdrawal from the EU and have prepared the following statement covering, as comprehensively as I can, the points that have been raised with me by many constituents.  While there is considerable

Proscription of Hezbollah

I welcome the decision taken by the Home Secretary this week to proscribe Hezbollah in its entirety, which is a step I have been calling on the Home Office to take for some time.

Government announces new youth voice projects

I welcome the announcement from the Minister for Civil Society – Mims Davies – that young people aged 10-25 will now be able to shape national policy through three new youth voice projects.

Consultation on disabled toilet facilities

Last week the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced plans for a joint consultation on improving Changing Places toilets in specific new, large buildings.

Campaign for more adult social care workers

I joined MPs from across the UK this week in supporting a national recruitment campaign from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), to address the 110,000 vacancies in adult social care across England.