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 new Government

Last week, David Cameron stepped down as Prime Minister after six years in the role. In that time, he led a Government (of which I was proud to be a part) which took our economy from the biggest crash in recent memory to the fastest growing in the G8.

Keeping our country safe

In recent weeks, the impact of the result of the EU referendum has dominated the media. However, the business of Government continues. The first priority of any government is national security, and this Government will continue to ensure that the UK and its vital interests are protected.

The EU Referendum result

On 23rd June, we saw one of the biggest democratic exercises in our history. We should be proud that across the country more than 33 million people had their say on a question of this magnitude. I supported a Remain vote, as I made clear in this column two weeks ago.

EU Referendum

This Thursday, 23rd June, our country will have its first chance in over 40 years to vote on our membership of the European Union – promised and delivered by this Conservative Government.

Improving child social care

This Government believes that every child, regardless of their background, should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential. That is why we are proposing broad-ranging and far-reaching reforms to the children and social care system.

Investing in the new generation

The UK is home to some of the most respected universities in the world, with an enviable global reputation atop world league tables.

A BBC for the future

The BBC is one of the UK’s most treasured institutions that continues to command a central role in the lives of so many people here.

The Queen’s Speech

On the 18th May, the Queen delivered her speech which marks the start of the new Parliamentary session. Her message outlines the Government’s programme for the year ahead, announcing key policy areas and bills, a few of which I will look at today.