Westminster News

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. 

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.

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.

Net Zero: Ending the UK’s Contribution to Global Warming

For many years now, the UK has been a world leader in reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change, faster than any other country in the G20. Over half of the UK’s energy are from low carbon sources, with clean energy making up 37% of our total energy budget.

Why I'm supporting Andrea Leadsom

With the future of Brexit hanging in the balance and, with 10 of my colleagues jostle for position to become the next leader of our great Conservative Party and therefore Prime Minister, it is absolutely vital that, as MPs and then as party members, we make the right choice.

Positive Employment Figures

Encouraging new and independent employment figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have illustrated that despite some Brexit uncertainty, the economy remains stable and robust, in terms of employment and wage growth.

Mental Health Awareness Week

I am encouraging people to come together for Mental Health Awareness Week, to listen to others and to highlight the support that is available to those who need it most.