December 30, 2019

Last night, Sajid Javid pledged £3 billion from the Treasury to help farmers prepare for Brexit.

It's vital that we support British agriculture to successfully transition to a life outside the EU, both to make sure we can sustainably provide food for the future and to have the b...

December 30, 2019

I've absolutely loved leading the charge with Blue Collar Conservatism alongside some amazing colleagues this year. 

We've been standing up for communities like ours and successfully secured big wins: more police on our streets, the Police Covenant to protect them behind the sce...

December 27, 2019


No more 'Spreadsheet Phil' in No.11 looking solely at national economic benefit, which almost always results in investment in the South East. This Government will change its spending rules to boost the Midlands and North, as outlined by The Times

"The Treasury is pl...

December 21, 2019

It's gone under the radar with all of the Brexit and Election noise this week, but yesterday the Government released details of the most generous Local Government Funding Settlement for a decade, with £3bn extra spending power and £1.5bn extra for adult social care. In total a...

December 18, 2019

I am delighted with news that nursing students will benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year to help with living costs. The funding will be given to all new and continuing degree-level nursing, midwifery and many allied health students from Septembe...

December 18, 2019

Last night I appeared on BBC Newsnight talking about the election, about our regional economies and working class towns that we need to boost over the coming years. A really interesting discussion with Emily Maitlis and Lisa Nandy.

I spoke about how we need to focus on our regio...

December 17, 2019

Enjoyed appearing on today's BBC Politics Live show from Westminster, talking about Brexit and of course the election victory last week.

I spoke in detail about why we won last week. I explained that whilst we haven't turned all these voters into dyed-in-the-wool tories, the cur...

December 16, 2019

 Talking to LBC's Eddie Mair about the General Election result, the fall of the "Red Wall" across the North of England and why Labour failed to win support.

The previous caller took the view that it's because people in the Midlands and the North are stupid and don't know what th...

December 13, 2019

Happy National Christmas Jumper Day! Happy Stonking Majority Day! 

I had a pretty busy night last night but thought I had to show my support for National Christmas Jumper Day so wore my jumper to the election count. Probably the only MP in the country to do so.

I had a few s...

December 13, 2019

What a night. We did it!

Mansfield stays Conservative with a majority of over 16,000!!!

5-10 years ago, nobody would have believed if you said a Tory was going to get 63% of the vote in Mansfield.

Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me, who has taken the time to wish me lu...

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