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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.

Speech on fairer funding for Worcestershire

In last week’s Budget debates, I made the case for a fairer distribution of funding across the country for public expenditure. I focused in particular on the deficit in funding experienced in rural areas such as his constituency of Mid Worcestershire, especially with regard to education and healt

Meeting Network Rail in Pershore Station

On Friday 2nd November I joined Harriett Baldwin, MP for West Worcestershire, for a meeting with Mark Langman of Network Rail at Pershore Station. We were also joined by Vic Allison of the County Council, who gave us a quick tour of the station.

Visit to the Lygon Arms in Broadway

On Friday 2nd November, I met with Jason Adams at The Lygon Arms hotel in Broadway. Jason is the General Manager of the hotel and updated me on recent business.

Autumn Budget 2018

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

Visit to Weaving Machinery

On Friday 26th October I visited Weaving Machinery. 

This family-run farm machinery manufacturer based in the Vale of Evesham has managed to build a great international reputation and it was a pleasure to be shown around the site by Edward Weaving.

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