Westminster News

Trip to Cyprus with AFPS

Last week I travelled to Cyprus with the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (AFPS).

Hosting an EqualiTeas event

I joined together with Oxfordshire MP Victoria Prentis and hosted an EqualiTeas event to celebrate the centenary of some women getting the vote in the UK.

Scrutinising the Offensive Weapons Bill

I have joined the Public Bill Committee for the Offensive Weapons Bill. Public Bill Committees scrutinise proposed Acts of Parliament and members sit for lengthy sessions during which they question expert witnesses and discuss the Bill line by line.

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.