Fairer Funding

The government has announced a consultation on a new national funding formula for schools.  

Earth Hour

I have signed up to support this year’s Earth Hour by making a pledge to help protect the planet.  

Wychavon Housing Growth

I welcome the latest figures which show the country is building again with housing starts and completions at a seven year high.

National Living Wage

Yesterday in Parliament, I sought assurance from the Chancellor of the Exchequer that any unintended consequences of the implementation of the national living wage would be monitored.  

Fairtrade Church Celebrations

I took part in a pancake morning at the Evesham Baptist Church to mark its tenth anniversary as a Fairtrade Church. 

Network Rail Crossing Safety

Last Friday Mid Worcestershire and local campaigner John Cook and myself met with representatives from Network Rail at Chawson’s Coleford level crossing to discuss their ongoing concerns about safety at the crossing.

Supporting Alzheimer’s Society

On Wednesday I joined over 160 other MPs at the launch of Alzheimer’s Society’s new campaign Fix Dementia Care which calls for improvements in hospital care for people living with dementia.

Visiting Roxel

I had a very enjoyable and informative visit to Roxel.

Campaign to Cut Beer Duty

I have joined  the British Beer & Pub Association, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) by sending a ‘Message in a Barrel’, calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to cut beer duty in the Budget on 16th March.

The EU - My Views

On Thursday 23rd June 2016 the British people will be given the opportunity to vote whether to remain in or leave the European Union.