Questioning the Secretary of State for Health on learning disability deaths

This week, I asked the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, to put on record the findings of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) report into how NHS hospitals investigate the deaths of people in their care, with specific attention to the very poor record of investigating the deaths of tho

Visiting Parliament

As the calendar year draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to extend an invite to anyone living in the Forest of Dean to visit and take a tour of the Houses of Parliament in London.

US Presidential Election

In recent weeks, much attention has been focused on an important election the other side of the Atlantic. On 8th November, Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the race to determine who will be the next President of the United States of America.

Remembering our Armed Forces

Every year Armistice Day provides a solemn reminder for us all of the deep debt of gratitude we owe to those serving in our armed forces. It is those same men and women who continue to ensure the safety and security of our nation on a daily basis.

Local business LRS announces new health and well-being plan

Today, Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS), makers of iconic brands Lucozade and Ribena at Coleford, demonstrated its commitment to encouraging healthier lifestyles with the launch of  a new health and wellbeing plan for the UK and Ireland.

Beachley Barracks Announcement

Yesterday, the Defence Secretary announced a range of measures to consolidate our Defence Estate, to bring it in line with the requirements of our armed forces in the 21st century. As part of these changes, it was announced that one of the sites that will be closed is Beachley Barracks.

Parliament must support triggering Article 50

In yesterday’s statement by the Rt Hon David Davis MP, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, I spoke about the need to ensure that the clear will of the British people – as expressed in the EU referendum - is implemented, and that we leave the European Union.