It’s a Recess, Not a Holiday

Parliament is now in recess until the start of September. Regardless of what you may read in some national newspapers, this period is not a holiday for MPs. We still have plenty of work to do!

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.

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.  

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.

Investment in Gloucestershire roads

Gloucestershire Conservatives have been working to improve roads across Gloucestershire. Before Parliament dissolved, Gloucestershire MPs met with Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, to discuss the importance of investing in schemes in Gloucestershire, such as the A417 Missing Link.