Westminster News

A long-term plan for the NHS

On Monday 7th January, the Prime Minister announced the Government’s long-term plan for the NHS.

Dogs Trust host anti-puppy smuggling event

I attended an event hosted by Dogs Trust at the House of Commons this week where the charity called on the government to take urgent action to end the cruel practice of puppy smuggling. I held a debate on this issue in Parliament earlier this year and have been an advocate in Westminster for anim

Stalking Protection Bill

On Friday 23rd November the Stalking Protection Bill cleared the final two hurdles in the House of Commons – the Report Stage and Third Reading – and I spoke during both debates in support of the Bill’s passage.

Meeting with Fred Sirieix & the Justice Secretary

Together with celebrity maitre d’ Fred Sirieix, I met with the Justice Secretary David Gauke on Monday 19th November to discuss what steps the Government can take to improve the employment prospects of those currently incarcerated in UK prisons.

Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme

I have recently graduated from the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme. The scheme is intended to help parliamentarians understand the work of the armed forces and around 300 MPs have taken part since it began in 1989.

Autumn Budget 2018

On Monday 29th October, Chancellor Phillip Hammond delivered his final Budget before the UK’s departure from the EU in March.

Joining the Agriculture Bill Committee

I have recently joined the Public Bill Committee for the Agriculture Bill. Public Bill Committees are tasked with scrutinising proposed Acts of Parliament and members sit for lengthy sessions during which they question expert witnesses and discuss the Bill line by line.

Brexit preparations for the aviation sector

In the event that we fail to reach a deal with the EU, there are no WTO defaults for the aviation industry to rely on so yesterday in the House of Commons during Oral Questions to the Department for Exiting the European Union I asked Minister Suella Braverman what discussions are taking place wit

Future relationship with Spain and Gibraltar

Today during Oral Questions to the Department for Exiting the European Union I welcomed the broad agreement that has been reached with Spain about future protocol in relation to Gibraltar.

Question on support for veterans

We owe our veterans a considerable debt and support services should be readily available to those who are struggling to readjust to civilian life.