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May 22, 2019

The Secretary of State for Education has announced the expansion of careers hubs across the UK.

In September the first 20 'Careers Hubs' were launched across England. Each Hub brings together a group of up to 40 schools and colleges to improve careers support for young people in...

May 22, 2019

This morning in Westminster Hall I told the Government directly that they are failing to deliver on the outcome of the referendum, and that we cannot continue down this path.

We need new leadership and a new commitment to leave on the 31st October, no more delay, we have to deli...

May 22, 2019

It was brilliant to see The Evolve Trust in Parliament yesterday afternoon.The Trust run Brunts, Beech and Bramble Academies.

A huge congratulations to them on their Outstanding Governance award, and great news for Mansfield that we have such an effective Trust lo...

May 21, 2019

I am horrified by the prospect of a second referendum and I have to say that I fear the PM has totally lost the plot.

I will wait to read the detail properly, but on the basis of this speech I could never support something that paves the way for a binding vote on a second refere...

May 20, 2019

Really exciting day today as I helped launch a new group for working class Conservatives! 

Blue Collar Conservatism is about championing working people and developing an agenda that benefits communities. Led by Esther McVey, MP for Tatton, the group has attracted the support of...

May 20, 2019

I really enjoyed a visit to APTCOO, which is just off Sutton Road, last Friday morning to learn more about the wonderful work they do with children and families that have special educational needs. 

We all know this is an area where we need to do an awful lot of work to offer th...

May 19, 2019

On Wednesday in the Education Select Committee we've been grilling more Ministers from the DfE. This time its Chris Skidmore, the Minister for Universities, Science and Innovation.

I asked about the autonomy of universities, and getting that balance right between freedom to inno...

May 18, 2019

I often get requests from constituents to sign EDMs in the Commons on a range of issues. They are short Motions from MPs pushing forward an opinion on an issue. I explain a little about them here.

I've never signed them out of principle as they don't achieve anything and each on...

May 17, 2019

Important news this week as we set out plans to end the postcode lottery of support for survivors of domestic abuse, making sure that everyone who has suffered this horrific crime has access to the support they need. 

We are launching a consultation on a package of measures to...

May 17, 2019

I'm backing calls from leading charity Diabetes UK to create new national standards for emotional and mental health support for people with diabetes, and to increase support available locally for people living with diabetes in Mansfield and Warsop.

Recently published research fr...

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