Visit to Worcestershire Parkway Station

Many Worcestershire residents might already know that Great Western Railway has opened applications for local community groups and residents to bid for a share of more than £3 million to improve and support villages and towns along their train routes.

Commemorating VJ Day

A beautiful setting in front of the Almonry in Evesham this VJ Day for the Burma Star Association remembrance service dedicated to the men and women who served in the #Burma campaign 1941-1945.

Giving a Day to Policing

Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with West Mercia Police as part of #giveadaytopolicing, where I joined PCs Sarah Kent and Richard Rees on their patrol around Droitwich to see first-hand how they are helping keeping residents safe.

Discussing Fraud Protection with Lloyds Bank

Yesterday I paid a visit to Lloyds Bank in Droitwich Spa to discuss fraud protection, small business services and a wide range of banking matters, and to learn more about how they are helping to protect vulnerable customers from falling victim to fraud and scams.

Visit to Hussingtree Gin

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to have a wonderful tour of Hussingtree Gin.  They are a fantastic company who make gin inspired by the flavours of Worcestershire. 

Amongst their flavours are plum, juneberry, bumbleberry and - of course - award winning asparagus gin. A must try!

Supporting Local Pubs

I recently received an award for backing the campaign “Long Live the Local”. I joined other MPs in supporting Britain’s national drink backed up by the Government freezing duty on beer, cider and spirits for another year, saving people 2p on every pint and 30p on a bottle of Scotch or gin.

Appointment as Assistant Government Whip

After seven weeks of campaigning across the country, Boris Johnson has been elected as the new leader of the Conservative Party and, subsequently, our new Prime Minister.

Trade Delegation Visit to Washington DC

Over the past week I have been fortunate enough to represent the Conservatives in a cross-party delegation visit to the United States, where we had various meetings with Senators and Congressmen in which we talked about our future trading arrangements as well as the US-UK Special Relationship.