Government response to COVID-19

We must all stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. If too many people become seriously unwell at one time, the NHS will be unable to handle it - meaning more people are likely to die, not just from COVID-19 but from other illnesses as well.

Coronavirus - Update

Below is the full text of an article in today’s Sunday Telegraph by Health Secretary Matt Hancock, summarising the Government’s latest position on coronavirus.

Strong borders

Last week, the Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill was introduced in the House of Commons, representing an important milestone in paving the way for the new UK points-based immigration system. 

Our future relationship

On 31 January, this country left the EU and we are now entering a new chapter in our history. This Conservative Government, and I as your Member of Parliament, have honoured the expressed wish of a clear majority of people across the Forest of Dean and the country.  

New points-based immigration system

Last week the Government set out how it will take back control of our borders and end free movement of people with a new points-based immigration system. 

The Terrorist Offenders Bill

Last week, the Government introduced emergency legislation to end the automatic early release of terrorist offenders.

Global Britain

When I was knocking on doors across the Forest of Dean during the General Election, the message I was hearing loud and clear was for us MPs in Parliament to ‘get Brexit done’, and that is why I was very happy to vote to pass Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal through Parliament.

Keeping our communities safe

Boris Johnson’s promise to recruit 20,000 more police officers over the next three years is already being delivered.

Investing in our schools

In the election campaign, the Conservatives set out a powerful vision for education, one that will level up opportunities across the country.

Backing British Farmers

During the Election campaign, I met with local NFU members and set out how a majority Conservative Government will give certainty to farmers by guaranteeing the current annual budget to farmers in every year of the next Parliament, and initiating a 7-year transition period to move from the curren