Westminster News

Lobbying for a Brexit deal by EU businesses

During Oral Questions to the Department for Exiting the European Union earlier today, I asked new Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab whether EU businesses are lobbying their respective government's for a sensible Brexit deal.

MPs celebrate World Cup win

Jubilation amongst MPs as Eric Dier's penalty secures England's first ever penalty shootout win in a World Cup.

Celebrating creative industries at ITV reception

It was a pleasure to spend time with so much on-screen and off-screen talent at the ITV Summer Reception in Westminster last night and celebrate the great strength of the UKs broadcasting and creative industries.

Supporting fairer school funding

The national fairer funding formula for schools is not just being introduced to give all schools more money. It is also being put in place to address historical and arbitrary disparities in funding between local authority areas.

Celebrating British farming and British produce

Yesterday marked the end of another successful Great British Asparagus Festival and I asked the Leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, if we could have a debate to celebrate great British farming and great British produce like the Vale of Evesham's famous asparagus.

More visas announced for doctors

Today the Home Secretary – Sajid Javid MP – announced that more highly skilled doctors and nurses would be allowed to enter the country through the Tier 2 visa route.

Changes to PIP assessment process

Earlier this week, a Written Statement was published by the Minister for Disabled People about Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

Meeting the Scouts in Parliament

I was delighted to join the Scouts at their reception - 'Skills for Life: Our plan to prepare better futures' - at the Speaker's House in Parliament on Wednesday 23rd May.

Question to the Prime Minister on Grenfell

This week, I raised the issue of inflammable cladding on high rise buildings with both the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Housing in the House of Commons.