Back in Government

On July 25th 2019 I was appointed as a Minister of State at the Department for Transport. I am delighted to have been asked to serve in Her Majesty’s Government by the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. 

A Big Thank You to Teachers

In and around the area of Daventry in 2010 there were 7,465 children in schools rated good or outstanding. Now this figure is 11,101, which is a huge boost of 3,636 children who are in higher rated schools now than they would have been 9 years ago.

A New Kind of Political Spin

Influential MPs and politicians from around the world including Mashrafe Mortaza, captain of Bangladesh’s World Cup side and current MP, Mohammad Azharuddin, former Indian Test Captain and current MP, and potentially also Imran Khan, former Pakistan Cricket World Cup winning captain and current P

Inter-Parliamentary Cricket World Cup

As many of you may be aware, for the last 6 months, myself, my team, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cricket have been working tirelessly organising an event in conjunction with the Cricket World Cup (CWC), the Inter-Parliamentary Cricket World

Support for Guide Dogs

Last Week, I supported a campaign to tackle discrimination against guide dog owners at an event in Parliament organised by the charity Guide Dogs.

Disabled Persons Railcard

I am encouraging more disabled people in Daventry to travel by train using the Disabled Persons Railcard, which offers a third off journeys.

Introduction of the ‘Breathing Space’ to Relieve Those in Debt

The Government are delivering on the commitment to introduce a new ‘Breathing Space’ for people struggling with problem debt, giving them the time and support they need to get their finances under control and get away from the stress debt can cause.

National Thank a Teacher Day

Today is Thank a Teacher Day, and I would like to pay tribute to teachers across Daventry, whose hard work means that more children are gaining the education they need to get on in life.   

Changes to Blue Badges

Last week, I received a letter from the Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling Secretary of State at the Department for Transport regarding the changes to eligibility criteria and a review of enforcement. I welcome these changes and I hope it helps to improve disabled peoples lives.