January 31, 2019

Popped in to see Mansfield Woodhouse's newest residents on moving in day, the latest to take advantage of the Government's 'Help to Buy' scheme. Great to see more young people able to get on the ladder.

I wish I could get to meet every new person as they move in, I can't of cour...

January 31, 2019

It was great to have Chris Grayling come and visit Mansfield again, along with Cllr John Cottee from County Hall, where we've been showing him the progress on plans to improve this junction at Sainsbury's/McDonalds on the A60. 

The fact that Chris Grayling is here again for...

January 31, 2019

Earlier in the week, I mentioned some news about the Government providing more help to support teachers and thought I'd expand on this positive announcement!

The Department for Education has introduced positive new plans and investment in teacher recruitment and retention this w...

January 31, 2019

Whilst I try to speak in the Chamber as often as possible, I thought I would show you one of the other ways that I manage to ask questions about issues that affect Mansfield. Here is a list of all of the written questions I asked in January... 

1. Question 04/01/19 - To ask the...

January 30, 2019

This morning I spoke in Westminster Hall about support for father's through birth and early childhood, and some of the challenges with mental health in those early days and weeks amongst young men.

This is not to detract from the challenges of motherhood in any way, but simply t...

January 29, 2019

I just thought I'd share a short clip from the Education Select Committee roundtable discussion. We focused on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) support and provision post-16, and in particular the impact of the 2014 legislation that requires support to be exten...

January 28, 2019

I have pledged my support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. 

The campaign, which runs from March 22nd to April 23rd, will see up to half a million people taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across th...

January 28, 2019

It was a pleasure to visit the Brunts Academy this morning and to officially open the new Byron Building, a £1m project from the Evolve Trust. 

The Byron Building is a great symbol of investment in the future of young people at the school. Great also to see news of more help fro...

January 25, 2019

With Brexit so often in the news you'd think we would be closer to actually leaving! Nevertheless, here's a quick round up of what's happened this week:

On Monday I spoke to Sky News following the Prime Minister's Brexit statement. I have no fear of 'no deal' and it must r...

January 24, 2019

This morning I visited the John Eastwood Hospice to hear about the amazing work they do in our community. So many people and their families have been touched by this place, and I hope to be able to support them in the future.

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