The Budget

Last week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, put forward his Budget proposals to the House of Commons.

The forthcoming Budget

It was a pleasure to welcome the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, to the constituency earlier this month to speak at a local Conservative Party event in the Forest of Dean. The Chancellor’s timely visit coincides with the first Budget of this Parliament.

Improving mental health support

At the start of this year, the Prime Minister commissioned an independent review into how employers can better support all individuals currently in work, including those with mental ill health or poor well-being, to remain in and thrive through work.

Remembering our Armed Forces

Every year Armistice Day provides a solemn reminder for us all of the deep debt of gratitude we owe to those serving in our armed forces. It is those same men and women who continue to ensure the safety and security of our nation on a daily basis.

A sustainable future for high quality social care

Over the last few years, the Government has taken a number of important steps to support the social care sector and ensure high standards and financial sustainability for the long term.

Making Work Pay across Gloucestershire

In recent weeks, a number of unfair claims have been made about the Government’s roll-out of Universal Credit. I wanted to take this opportunity to address these claims.

My support for the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister has received some unfair criticism in recent days. She is, like the rest of us, human, and we all get ill at times.

Conservative Party Conference

This week, the Conservative Party held its annual Party Conference – hosted this year in Manchester. The key message from Conference was to put forward our plan to build a country that works for everyone.

Helping people exercise their right to vote

One of my roles in Parliament is acting as the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Learning Disability - a role to which I was recently re-elected.