Westminster News

My Week in Westminster - 24th July 2018

Responded to the Environment Agency’s (EA’s) consultation on the Biffa Incinerator in Shepshed - I have, for many years, been in discussion with local residents, Biffa, the Council, the Planning Inspectorate and the Government about this incinerator and I continue to be disappointed and very frus

My Week in Westminster - 13th July 2018

Supported the Prime Minister’s Statement on the Chequers Agreement - the Prime Minister updated the House on the Government’s agreed negotiating position for the next round of negotiations with the EU.

My Week in Westminster - 6th July 2018

Supported the Prime Minister’s Statement on the European Council - the Prime Minister updated the House on the most recent meeting at the European Council.

My Week in Westminster - 29th June 2018

Attended a meeting with EEF – EEF is the representative voice of UK manufacturing and represents 20,000 companies across the engineering, manufacturing, technology and industrial sectors, including some businesses locally.

My Week in Westminster - 22nd June 2018

Voted on the Lords’ amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill about Parliament having a ‘meaningful vote’ - I have been clear (since I first voted with 10 other Conservative colleagues in December 2017, against my Party, to insert a final Parliamentary vote in this Bill) that MPs must have a meaningf

My Week in Westminster - 15th June 2018

Voted on the Lords’ amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill – when the Bill returned to the Commons this week, the Lords had laid down 15 amendments.

My Week in Westminster - 8th June 2018

Met with other Leicestershire MPs to discuss the Leicester and Leicestershire Strategic Growth Plan – this draft plan sets out the aspirations for delivering housing, economic, and infrastructure growth in our local area until 2050.

My Week in Westminster - 25th May 2018

Led a Westminster Hall debate on planning – I know that planning is a great concern to many local residents and so I applied for this debate to discuss the role of local communities in the planning system.

My Week in Westminster - 18th May 2018

Attended a briefing with the Prime Minister on the Customs Union - whilst the 2017 Conservative Party Manifesto ruled out continued membership of both the Single Market and the Customs Union, it also said that the UK would seek a deep and special partnership via a free trade and customs agreement