Articles

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 32.7 million people now in work, up 354,000 in the past year and up by 3.65 million since 2010.

Safeguarding animal welfare

This week, new legislation to end puppy and kitten farming was introduced in Parliament. Known as ‘Lucy’s Law’, it will ban the sale of kittens and puppies from third parties from spring 2020, making buyers deal with breeders directly.

Combatting Climate Change

To watch my video on how we can help combat climate change, click here.

 

Climate change is one of the most serious long-term threats that this country and this world faces, and has been at the top of the news agenda in recent weeks. 

Fixing Social Care

To watch my video about how we fix the social care system, click here.

 

Our plan for the Forest of Dean

As we approach the District Council elections on 2nd May, I would like to take this opportunity to set out our plan for the Forest of Dean.

Changes to Tax

I thought it would be useful to my constituents to set out recent changes to tax and welfare policies. 

Lydney Harbour Sea Gate Restoration

Last week, the Government announced that 70 projects up and down the British Coast have been awarded a total of over £36 million from a UK government fund. 

How I voted on Brexit

After last week’s votes in the House of Commons, I thought my constituents would like to know how I voted and why.

Keeping Gloucestershire safe

I recently had the opportunity to do both a ride along with local police and visit Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Force Control Room to see some of the vital behind the scenes work. Both visits gave me a valuable insight into what happens when one of my constituents calls the police.