October 31, 2019

Brexit will obviously dominate this election, and in my time as Mansfield's MP I've always backed getting us out of the EU at the earliest opportunity. If I'm re-elected I'll continue to back Boris to get it done asap.

However, it's not the only issue up for discussion. Over the...

October 30, 2019

Great news that a number of local people have secured jobs following on from our recent Seasonal Jobs Fair, which took place with Dalmatian Job Board and Futures for You. 

Their next community event, with Dalmatian and another local business called Qinesis, is taking place on th...

October 29, 2019

I had a fantastic morning where I addressed the Youth Summit held in Parliament by the National Youth Agency

I also met with officials in Number 10 to discuss what we could bring forward in our election manifesto to boost youth work, improve recruitment and training, and to id...

October 29, 2019

Last night I met with Trade Secretary Liz Truss to talk about our plans for post-Brexit Trade with the rest of the world, and perhaps particularly about the US; possibly the most obvious place to start to negotiate new plans. We've been caught up in the 'tariff wars' between th...

October 28, 2019

I've just been on BBC News Channel talking Brexit and elections. As you can imagine I'm so frustrated with the processes and internal politics in this place - the same circular Brexit conversation over and over ever since I was elected in 2017 - and finding it hard not to let t...

October 28, 2019

This morning, the EU has agreed to extend Brexit until 31 January 2020. 

By passing the Benn/Surrender Act against the Prime Minister's wishes, opposition MPs forced his hand. They dragged him through the courts to force him to seek and then accept an extension. That's why it's...

October 26, 2019

October 25, 2019

A 2 minute briefing on where we are with Brexit, because I know it can be hard to follow, even for those of us in the middle of it all.

In short, Corbyn is holding the Prime Minister hostage. He's blocked "no deal" and he's blocked any chance of passing a deal by the 31st. It ca...

October 24, 2019

Highlighting the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell's hypocrisy in the House today as we talk about the economy in the Queen's Speech. He wants to add new taxes; to tax your house, your garden, your holiday, even your death! Taking money directly out of your wages to fund their i...

October 24, 2019

This week, The House Magazine has published my latest article on public health, arguing that it's not for Governments of any colour to ban our favourite foods or price people out of their weekly shop. You can read the article here

We should be informing people and teaching our...

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