OFCOM announcement on BTs future

After months of negotiation and uncertainty, communications regulator, OFCOM, today announced it had come to an agreement with BT on the structure of its relationship with BT Openreach.

Expense correction and apology

I have reimbursed IPSA (which oversees MPs pay and expenses) with £2.43 for an expense claim for car mileage made on 13 November 2016 to attend the Evesham Remembrance Sunday service.  I consider this an inappropriate claim, it was made in error, and I have reversed it.  

Northern Link Road Given £5 Million Green Light

The Government announced today that a £5 million scheme - the Pershore Northern Link - would comprise a major part of the infrastructure improvements announced in yesterday’s budget. The project will look to ease congestion problems in the area.

Budget 2017

I was in the House of Commons Chamber today to listen to Chancellor Philip Hammond’s delivery of the 2017 Budget.


Sitting on the Iron Throne in Belfast

This week, I travelled to Belfast with the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee as part of a series of hearings to explore the impact of Brexit on the creative industries and tourism sectors.

Putting Mid Worcestershire's heritage on the map

On Tuesday 21 February, I attended an event in Parliament hosted by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to learn more about the impact of National Lottery investment in my constituency and where it ranked on the 2016 Heritage Index.

What will Brexit's impact be on tourism?

I quizzed business leaders in the travel and tourism industry about the impact of Brexit at a session of the Culture, Media and Sport select committee this week.

Meeting the students at Swan Lane First School

I was delighted to visit Swan lane First School on Friday 10th February and get the opportunity to talk to the children in an assembly as well as meet the school council.