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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.  

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.

Delivering Brexit

One of the key priorities for the next Parliament will be to secure the best possible Brexit deal for Britain.

Our local Conservative candidate, Mark Harper, backs delivering Brexit.

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.