Westminster News

My Week in Westminster - 21st July 2017

Met with the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, to discuss the Midland Main Line – during the meeting, I expressed my disappointment that the line north of Kettering will no longer be electrified and I pressed the Minister to ensure that all the other improvements, such as new rolling stock and

My Week in Westminster - 14th July 2017

Elected as Chair of the Treasury Select Committee – I was delighted to be elected as Chair of this committee by my fellow MPs and I look forward to working on a cross-party basis to scrutinise the work of the Treasury.

My Week in Westminster - 7th July 2017

Met with University Hospitals Leicester to discuss the future of the Congenital Heart Centre at Glenfield Hospital – I and other local MPs have already met with the Health Minister and NHS England to discuss the NHS’s proposal to relocate the surgery carried out at this centre.

My Week in Westminster - 30th June 2017

Sworn in as the Member of Parliament for Loughborough – after a long campaign meeting people from across Loughborough, Shepshed, Quorn, Barrow, Sileby, Hathern, Mountsorrel Castle and the Wolds villages, I was delighted to be re-elected as Loughborough’s voice in Westminster for this new Parliame

My Week in Westminster - 28th April 2017

Supported the Prime Minister’s call for a General Election – the Prime Minister’s announcement took us all by surprise but I voted in support of her decision to call an election.

My Week in Westminster - 31st March 2017

Attended the Prime Minister’s statement on Article 50 – this week, the UK’s permanent representative to the EU handed the Prime Minister’s letter to the President of the European Council invoking Article 50. This means that the official process for the UK to leave the EU is now underway.

My Week in Westminster - 24th March 2017

Paid tribute to the victims of the attack in Westminster – this was a cowardly attack during which we saw the very best and worst of people. I would like to thank those constituents who contacted me to ensure we were ok.

My Week in Westminster - 17th March 2017

Voted in the remaining stages of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill – this week was the final opportunity to discuss the terms of the Bill, as well as the two amendments on Parliamentary scrutiny and the rights of EU nationals in the UK which were passed in the Lords.

My Week in Westminster - 10th March 2017

Welcomed the Spring Budget - I am particularly pleased that the Government announced the new Midlands Engine Strategy which addresses productivity barriers across the Midlands.