A busy few weeks

This Thursday, Parliament rises for the Summer Recess, when MPs return to their constituencies and continue to work hard on casework, hold surgeries and attend local events.

Investing in our transport

During the County Council election campaign, we pledged to invest £150 million to tackle potholes and upgrade Gloucestershire roads.

Protecting the economy means living within our means

Living within our means is necessary to grow the economy, create jobs and protect our public services. Governments that fail to grip their deficits find that international confidence falls, their credit rating slips, and the cost of borrowing goes up.

Debating the Queen's Speech

Over the past week, Parliament has been debating the Queen’s Speech, the Government’s programme of legislation for the coming parliamentary session.

Queen's Speech 2017

Following on from the election two weeks ago, this week is the State Opening of the new Parliament. As a new Parliament begins, the Queen reads out the Government’s plan for the next parliamentary session, in what is known as the Queen’s Speech.  

Daily Politics 20/06/2017

Earlier today I was pleased to join Jo Coburn as a guest on BBC2's Daily Politics. I appeared alongside Labour’s Barry Gardiner and Lord Jones of Birmingham (Digby Jones), a crossbench peer in the House of Lords.

Thank you for putting your faith in me

I am extremely grateful and honoured that the people of the Forest of Dean have once again elected me to be the Member of Parliament for our area for the fourth time.

Promoting our agricultural industry

Conservatives both locally and nationally have always supported our rural industries, including those who work hard in our farming communities.

Local business backs Mark Harper

Conservative candidate, Mark Harper, has supported local businesses during his 12 years serving as the Forest of Dean’s MP.