Opening of Worcestershire Parkway Station

It has been announced that Worcestershire Parkway Station will begin operations from Sunday 23rd February.  This is Worcestershire’s first new railway station for over 100 years.

Appointment as DCMS minister in the reshuffle

I am delighted to have been appointed a Minister in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in the recent government reshuffle.  My official title will be Parliamentary Under Secretary of State.

Weekly Westminster Update

It has been another hectic week in parliament with the confirmation that HS2 will go ahead, emergency legislation on the early release of prisoners and, of course, a reshuffle - in which I am delighted to have been made a Minister in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) - t

World Cancer Day

I recently took the opportunity to attend an important event in Parliament for World Cancer Day. World Cancer Day aims to draw attention to the necessity of working together with MPs, NHS staff, researchers and cancer patients to beat cancer.

Improving transport services

I was pleased to hear the recent announcement from the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, for a commitment to transform our transport services nationwide.

Veterans Railcard

Very pleased to see the new Veterans Railcard -

In summary this means that veterans will receive:


Constituency Video Update

Just to give some insight into what an MP's typical Friday in the constituency looks like. I had an early start in Evesham, then to Blackminster Business Park for a meeting with the NFU, then a surgery in Droitwich, followed by a meeting with Parish and District councillors.

Great British Spring Clean event

It was great to attend the Great British Spring Clean event yesterday in Parliament, hosted by Keep Britain Tidy and Victoria Prentis MP.

Thanks so much for the litter-picker. I plan on using it very soon in Worcestershire to help keep our streets litter free.

Visit to Lift Up Gym

Thank you Richard and team at the new Lift Up Gym location in Vale Park, Evesham for putting me through my paces and getting the very best  (worst) politician pics...

Very best of luck with the opening and I wish you every success in the future!

School visit to St Barnabas

Thank you to all the staff and students at St Barnabas School in Drakes Broughton for welcoming me on Friday for a school visit.