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. 

Working to deliver Brexit

The Prime Minister is fighting for a deal which will protect the interests of businesses and citizens across the whole of the United Kingdom, and on both sides of the Irish border.  

More money for the Forest of Dean

Amid another busy week in politics, last week saw the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, deliver the Spending Round setting out the budgets for Government departments over the coming year. 

Voting on an early General Election

Last night, I voted in favour of the Government’s motion to have an early General Election on October 15th. For the second time in a week, this motion was defeated.

Brexit update

In another momentous week in Parliament, I thought my constituents would be interested to know how I voted last night and how I will vote in Parliament today.

Good news for Cinderford

Recently, the Prime Minister expanded the Future High Streets Fund (FHSF), confirming that another 50 towns in England will be given a share of £1 billion to reenergise their high streets. 

Record high employment levels

Recent figures released by the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that employment in the UK continues to be at its highest rate on record, at 76.1%, with over 32.8 million people now in work, up 425,000 over the last year and up by 3.76 million since Conservatives took office i

New Government measures to crack down on crime

The first duty of any Government is to keep people safe, which is why I am pleased that Boris Johnson’s new Government has hit the ground running by announcing the recruitment of an extra 20,000 police officers. As the Home Secretary has said, it is time to reverse the balance of fear.