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Daily Politics 20/06/2017

Earlier today I was pleased to join Jo Coburn as a guest on BBC2's Daily Politics. I appeared alongside Labour’s Barry Gardiner and Lord Jones of Birmingham (Digby Jones), a crossbench peer in the House of Lords.

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.

St White's Primary School Visit

Yesterday, I was delighted to welcome to Parliament a group of Year 6 pupils from St White's Primary School in Cinderford.

Faster broadband

Over the last 7 years, Conservatives in Government and on the County Council have been working to help improve rural broadband speeds in the Forest of Dean and across Gloucestershire.

Legislating for Brexit

As I wrote last week, the Brexit process is now underway, following the triggering of Article 50 by the Prime Minister.