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May 7, 2019

This morning I appeared on BBC Politics Live and we discussed the local election results. 

I was pleased that we made some gains in Mansfield but the overwhelming feedback nationally was that Brexit simply must be delivered. 

You can see what Brexiteers are up against here when t...

May 7, 2019

I welcome the publication of the Timpson Review this morning, following the Education Select Committee Inquiry into exclusions and "off-rolling".

I look forward to working with the committee to respond formally, so I'll be getting to grips with the detail today, but this bit is...

May 5, 2019

Really positive news that the Housing Minister has confirmed £2.1M funding to help vulnerable rough sleepers in the East Midlands. As well as providing Somewhere Safe to Stay rough sleeping centres, where people on the streets can access professional help and guidance, the fund...

May 4, 2019

Back in November I had the opportunity to visit a Nottinghamshire Powerchair Football Club training session and I was absolutely blown away by the sport. I said that it deserves to have a bigger profile, so I was delighted to see this coverage on BBC East Midlands earlier this...

May 3, 2019

This morning in the Education Select Committee we quizzed Board Members from the Government's 'Opportunity Areas' which are intended to help with social mobility and education. There's clearly some good practise and it's making a difference to those areas that were chosen, but...

May 2, 2019

Pleased to sign up again for this year's Mansfield 10k - God knows I've put all the weight back on that I lost through training last year! 

Having a think about which charity partner to support, after working with Mind last year. 

Why not sign up yourself and have a go! 

May 1, 2019

I really enjoyed attending the launch of a series of policy papers last night with the Institute of Economic Affairs. 

There was a fantastic discussion about the papers, which focus on social freedoms and my firm belief that e should all be free to make our own decisions without...

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