January 11, 2019

Great to see some brilliant improvements in the number of primary age children achieving the standards in literacy and numeracy in Mansfield, including some MASSIVE strides forward by some schools. Can I say a big well done to the fantastic local teachers who have been involved...

January 9, 2019

Yesterday, I met with Gavin Williamson and was briefed on the Modernising Defence Programme, which is ensuring our troops have access to the best kit and support available to make them effective and keep them safe.

It was great to welcome him to Mansfield back in November, wher...

December 3, 2018

I've previously said that I've tried to focus my website on local issues, rather than Brexit. That said, over these coming weeks it is going to be pretty difficult to avoid as we enter the key debate on the PM's Withdrawal Agreement. As Parliament makes this decision, I feel it...

November 20, 2018

I met with Chris Grayling and we talked about extending the Robin Hood Line (planning for this is now a contractual obligation for the new rail Franchisee next year) and the A60 at Sainsbury's in particular, which he came to visit earlier in the year.

I'm chasing the County Coun...

November 14, 2018

I'm delighted with the news that £6,614,000 will be provided to improve the condition of roads in Nottinghamshire.

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced at the Budget that a £420 million fund will be created to tackle potholes and other roadworks. Nottinghamshire County Coun...

October 26, 2018

As you may have seen from my post on Wednesday, I held a Westminster Hall debate on sports facilities in coalfield communities. 

I took this opportunity to raise the importance of properly funding and managing local sports facilities in former mining areas. In Mansfield and Wars...

October 23, 2018

This morning I went to my first meeting of the Education Select Committee, where the first enquiry we are conducting is in to SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) funding to schools and local authorities.

Amongst the questions I asked of the two panels over the cou...

October 16, 2018

I'm really pleased to say that I've been elected on to the Education Select Committee, a formal UK Parliament group that scrutinises and proposes policy on everything from early years and nursery, to schools, to further and higher education and more. 

You can see the full w...

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