July 29, 2019

Great news - Boris Johnson has announced that he is introducing Britain's first dedicated veterans' office.

The newly created Office for Veterans’ Affairs inside the Cabinet Office will be staffed by officials from the Cabinet Office and Ministry of Defence (and others as necess...

July 28, 2019

I'm supporting a campaign run by The Reading Agency to encourage all primary school children to take part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge. It's free, inclusive and, most importantly, makes reading fun! 

The Summer Reading Challenge is a unique partnership between Th...

July 27, 2019

After weeks of voting and a lot of disagreement, one of the toughest competitions that has gripped the public has finally come to an end. I'm pleased to announce that I have chosen the winner of Mansfield's Pawfect Pet! 

I launched my 'Pawfect Pets' competition to celebrate the...

July 26, 2019

The new Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Theresa Villiers, was announced on Wednesday. I wasted no time at all and asked her about the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill on Thursday! No time like the present...

The Bill is huge...

July 24, 2019

The speech that Boris delivered today was so much of what people have been longing to hear for a long time. 

A positive outlook, that emphatic and emotional pride in our country, and a vision for the future. 

Boris pledged to deliver Brexit on 31st October come what may, and to d...

July 24, 2019

Yesterday, I held a Westminster Hall debate on improving transport links in Nottinghamshire. 

I was pleased to be able to secure a debate about transport - I'm always keen to stand up for Mansfield and Warsop and raise my concerns with Ministers. 

I was really grateful to my cons...

July 23, 2019

I've written for CapX on the need to rebalance Britain's economy and focus on our regions outside of the South East... Particularly towns such as Mansfield.

There's an education challenge, a skills challenge, a business investment challenge and a local infrastructure challenge (...

July 22, 2019

It was a pleasure to visit Queen Elizabeth Academy this morning before heading down to London for a busy week in Parliament.

During my visit I met the new Head Mrs Wilmott to talk about their plans for improvement and the challenges they face.

It is great to see positive and dete...

July 22, 2019

I really enjoyed popping over to visit the Beech Academy on Friday afternoon. The academy is part of the Evolve Trust and the school is one of the best special schools anywhere in the country.

It was great to see their really positive and innovative approach to learning. The who...

July 21, 2019

As part of my role on the Education Select Committee, I'm urging the Government to commit to a multi-billion cash injection for schools and colleges, and bring forward a strategic ten-year education funding plan. 

Education is one of my key priorities, both locally in Mansfield...

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