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. I met with them this week to discuss their upcoming report which examines productivity in the manufacturing sector. This is particularly important given the vote to leave the EU and the need to boost productivity in the UK. More information about EEF can be found here.


Hosted the Youth Sport Trust (YST) Annual Reception and my office supported a meeting with the YST – the YST are a national charity based at Loughborough University who work with schools and other organisations across the UK to deliver programmes that improve the lives of young people through the power of sport. This week I hosted their reception in Parliament and my office attended their meeting with the Minister for Children and Families, Nadhim Zahawi, to discuss their work. More information about the YST can be found here.


Met St Bartholomew's C of E Primary School students in the House – the school had arranged a tour of Parliament and I met with the students to answer any questions they had. If you would like to arrange a tour, please do contact me at:


Visited the new ‘Voice & Vote: Women's Place in Parliament’ exhibition – this fantastic exhibition uses both interactive features and historic exhibits to highlight the campaign for votes for women and the representation of women in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The exhibition is now open to the public and you can book free tickets here.


Chaired Treasury Select Committee evidence sessions on SME Finance and the appointments of Professor Jonathan Haskel to the Monetary Policy Committee and Bradley Fried as Chair of Court at the Bank of England if you would like to watch these sessions, you can do so here. More information about these inquiries and the work of the committee can be found here.