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January 31, 2020

Really positive discussions this morning with health professionals from across the primary care system, and we all agree on what's needed. We have to give our trained and skilled professionals the local flexibility and autonomy to deliver services that fit our local needs, not...

January 30, 2020

This week, Government formally opened the funding to reopen old disused railway lines with some announcements about new projects. 

Opening up the funding means another manifesto commitment has been delivered, and it's good news for our Robin Hood Line proposals. 

Our local rail p...

January 30, 2020

Yesterday, I met with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to talk about Youth Services and the new £500m Youth investment Fund. I'd love for some of that cash to come our way and I'll get in touch with local service providers in due course. 

I also pressed her on...

January 29, 2020

Today I spoke in the debate on Policing and Crime to welcome the 9% increase in Policing funding, 20,000 extra officers and tougher sentencing for serious crimes. 

I pushed the Minister to ensure that as many of these new officers as possible are on the front lines and visible i...

January 28, 2020

Following on from the huge success of the Rough Sleeping initiative pilot schemes in big cities, Government is again announcing more funds to assist in rolling it out further and helping more people off the streets. 

This funding is a 30% increase this year and will be used by l...

January 27, 2020

This afternoon, I have been working in my role as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Housing Minister, Esther McVey, ensuring that colleagues are able to raise their housing issues with her directly. 

So I'm organising meetings throughout the afternoon and going backwards an...

January 27, 2020

You may have missed the news that I have been elected Chair of the APPG for Sport! 

The Group is made up of cross-party MPs and Peers, and meets regularly in Westminster to discuss issues affecting sport at every level - from grassroots clubs to elite competition. 

I hope to use...

January 27, 2020

There's been a lot of very misleading coverage this weekend of suppose future cuts to councils in deprived areas, so I think it's important to make clear that those reports are total nonsense

The articles in left wing papers - the Guardian and the Independent - come directly f...

January 26, 2020

I have signed the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to...

January 26, 2020

Over the next 23 hours I'm giving away two tickets to Prime Minister's Questions this coming Wednesday - the final instalment before we leave the EU on Friday.

If you fancy it and you're able to get yourself down to Westminster on Wednesday morning, why not enter and I'll pick a...

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