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March 12, 2019

Yesterday, I asked the Minister for Higher Education about the progress of the ongoing review into HE funding, and particularly about potential recommendations for maintenance loans and grants. I stated that it is the cost of living (not tuition fees) that is a barrier to peopl...

March 11, 2019

I appeared on BBC News today to discuss this week's Brexit scenarios. Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don't miss any updates. 

March 11, 2019

I was really honoured to be invited to open the new facilities for Scorpions Cheer Academy yesterday (and I even gave cheerleading a go!) 

It was great to cut the ribbon on their brilliant new facilities on Victoria Street and it's wonderful to see the team go from strength to s...

March 10, 2019

Just a quick video ahead of this week's Brexit votes, where I discuss all of the options on the table! 

March 8, 2019

I've had a fantastic day meeting with students and local apprentices to find out more about their courses and the opportunities available around our area. 

I popped into Tui on the high street to see the work they are doing with a local school to offer work experience and an ins...

March 7, 2019

Today is World Book Day and I am supporting the national 'Share a Story' campaign, encouraging parents and carers to read with their children for ten minutes a day. 

I enjoyed meeting with the organisers of the national book tokens scheme earlier this week to talk to them about...

March 6, 2019

Coalfield areas are top of the agenda in Westminster today! 

I met with Jeremy Wright, Culture Secretary, to talk about the pot of funding for Miners Welfares, which I secured in November's Budget. It's going to be administered by Sport England, so I look forward to discussing t...

March 6, 2019

I really enjoyed talking about apprenticeships with Microsoft yesterday and hearing about the huge growth in digital apprenticeships. 

I was impressed to hear that the company have supported 20,000 of these positions since 2010! Great news and a great opportunity. 

You can read m...

March 5, 2019

This morning, the Education Select Committee held a roundtable discussion with representatives from Health and special educational needs in education.

A lot of evidence so far in this inquiry has highlighted difficulties in getting health services to fully engage in the process...

March 4, 2019

Last week, I visited SLS Precision Engineers Ltd to find out more about the work they do, and the strength of their business after 40 years in Mansfield. Really interesting to see the breadth of products they produce, and also to talk about the challenges with recruitment and A...

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