Getting Good Infrastructure

It’s more difficult to deliver fast broadband to rural areas like the Forest of Dean.  This not only affects the ability of residents to access data-rich services, but also affects the ability of businesses to keep pace in the competitive, global 21st century market.

Combatting Climate Change

Earlier this year, I was pleased to be one of a number of Conservative MPs supporting my Gloucestershire colleague, Cheltenham’s MP Alex Chalk, as he introduced a Ten Minute Rule Bill to Parliament mandating that the UK reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 - a target which the Government has n

Investing in the NHS

Our balanced approach to the economy means that Conservatives can deliver the biggest cash boost ever for the NHS - investing £33.9 billion more into the NHS by 2023-24, as part of our Ten Year Plan for the NHS.

Backing Businesses in the Forest

The Forest of Dean has a thriving business community, with a range of enterprises from small family-run businesses to global companies.

Raising Education Standards

Margaret Thatcher once said: “Children and students are not all the same, nor are their parents or their teachers.

Getting Brexit Done

While I backed Remain during the referendum campaign, I am first and foremost a democrat. It was up to the electorate to judge the merits of the different arguments and the country voted to leave the EU.

Brexit update

The House of Commons sat on a Saturday for the first time since 1982 to consider the new Brexit deal that Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his team have negotiated in Brussels. I thought it would be helpful to set out why I support the Prime Minister’s deal. 

Getting Brexit done

Conservatives have used last week’s Party Conference to set out a positive vision for the UK after Brexit. This realises the opportunities of leaving the EU to strengthen our NHS with increased frontline spending, raise funding for schools, and tackle crime. 

Conservative Party Conference 2019

This week, the Conservative Party held our annual Party Conference in Manchester, setting out how the Government will continue to strengthen our economy and create opportunity for all.

Good news for Lydney Harbour

I am really pleased that Lydney is to receive £2.1 million of taxpayers’ money from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund. 

The Destination Lydney Harbour project is set to create 270 jobs, improve transport connections to the town and increase visitor numbers.