Westminster News

English Tourism Week & business breakfast

Last week I participated in a series of events in Westminster and Worcestershire in support of English Tourism Week, which ran from 30 March to 7 April.  Now in its eighth year, English Tourism Week raises the profile and showcases the benefits of the tourism industry to both local communities an

I lead debate on puppy smuggling

On Tuesday 2nd April 2019, I led a parliamentary debate on puppy smuggling. I have been an active campaigner on animal welfare issues since I was elected in 2015 and this was the second time I have called a debate on the matter of puppy smuggling.


Question on visa-free travel

Tourism is a vital industry for the UK sustaining more than 3 million jobs and the EU is one of our biggest markets for inbound tourism.

Statement by the Prime Minister on 2 April

The Prime Minister announced last night that she will be meeting with Jeremy Corbyn to try and agree a plan that will enable us to leave the European Union with a deal.

I hold puppy smuggling debate

I have called another parliamentary debate on puppy smuggling, due to take place on Tuesday, 2nd April. I previously held a debate on this issue in 2017 and I have long been an active campaigner in Westminster on issues relating to animal welfare.

Comment following indicative votes

On 27th March 2019 I participated in the first round of indicative votes on Brexit. In a constitutional first, backbench MPs took control of parliamentary business and voted on a series of options for how the UK could proceed with Brexit.

Statement on calls to revoke Article 50

Brexit is an issue which people continue to have very strong views on and it is, unfortunately, an issue which continues to divide the country.

Seasonal Workers pilot

I welcome the news that operation of the ‘Seasonal Workers Pilot’ has commenced.