Westminster News

My Week in Westminster - 2nd February 2018

Presented a petition to end cross border contracting on the floor of the House – I recently met with local taxi drivers to hear their concerns about new licensing rules which mean that taxi drivers from other areas who do not have local knowledge and whose council’s may not have as stringent vehi

The Prime Minister's Open Letter to EU citizens living in the UK

I very much welcome the Prime Minister's letter providing reassurance in protecting the rights of European citizens living in the UK after our forthcoming withdrawal from the EU.

The following is the full text of the Prime Minister's open letter.

My Week in Westminster - 13th October 2017

Responded to the East Midlands Rail Franchise Consultation - I have received many emails from local residents about our local railway and I have been spearheading a taskforce of MPs to ensure that local rail priorities are made known to the next East Midlands rail franchise bidders.

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.