Westminster News

My Week in Westminster - 20th December 2016

Helped secure a debate on exiting the EU and Science and Research – I recognise the importance of the EU for Loughborough University and so, in the debate, I highlighted the need for the Government to secure continued access to EU collaboration and funding in their Brexit negotiations.

My Week in Westminster - 9th December 2016

Spoke in the Opposition Day Debate on the Government’s plans for Brexit – I spoke about the need for a clear Brexit plan and the importance of securing the best possible deal with Parliamentary scrutiny.

My Week in Westminster - 2nd December 2016

Met with NHS England to discuss their proposals for Glenfield’s Children’s Heart Surgery Unit - during the meeting, local MPs grilled NHS bosses about their proposal to stop surgery at the unit and the impact this could have on other vital services, especially paediatric intensive care and ECMO.

My Week in Westminster - 25th November 2016

Spoke in the debate about education and social mobility – a first-class education is the greatest investment we can make for our children and so I pressed the Minister to ensure that future education policy works to tackle areas of underperformance and ensure that every child is offered an academ

My Week in Westminster - 18th November 2016

Led an Adjournment Debate on the Midland Mainline – the electrification of this line is a major driver of local economic growth and vital for supporting the Midlands Engine.

My Week in Westminster – 4th November 2016

Met with the Health Minister to discuss Glenfield Hospital – following NHS England’s announcement that they are considering de-commissioning children’s heart surgery services at the hospital, I have already raised local concerns with NHS England and the Health Secretary.

My Week in Westminster – 28th October 2016

Gave my support to the Homelessness Reduction Bill – it is unacceptable that, in a civilised society, people should be faced with the fear of homelessness.

My Week in Westminster - 21st October 2016

Attended a drop-in event about adoption – this week was National Adoption Week, which was marked by a national campaign to #SupportAdoption with activities across local authorities and voluntary adoption agencies to help find families for some of our most vulnerable children.

My Week in Westminster - 14th October 2016

Spoke in the debate about Parliamentary scrutiny of leaving the EU – the UK will be leaving the EU and I firmly believe that local residents expect me to represent their views on this significant change to Britain’s status, which will affect us for decades to come.

My Week in Westminster - 16th September 2016

Pressed the Education Secretary to set out more information about the Government’s plans for more selective schools during a debate in the Chamber – the Government has published a consultation, ‘Schools that Work for Everyone’, looking for views on proposals to create more good school places.