Westminster News

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.

My Week in Westminster - 9th September 2016

Asked a question to the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU in the Chamber – after the Minister’s statement on Brexit, I questioned him on when the Government will set out how they will achieve the right balance between access to the single market and the freedom of people to come to the UK.

My Week in Westminster - 22nd July 2016

Attended a meeting about the future of congenital heart disease services – following the announcement last week that NHS England are taking action to ensure core standards of quality and sustainability apply across all specialist services, MPs were briefed about the future provision of services f

My Week in Westminster - 15th July 2016

Left the Government – following David Cameron’s resignation and Theresa May becoming Prime Minster, a Ministerial reshuffle occurred and the new Prime Minister asked me to leave the Government.