News

Visiting Parliament

Last week, I had the pleasure of welcoming students from Hartpury College to Parliament. The group of 32 Year 12 students visited the House of Commons and House of Lords as part of their Uniformed Public Services course.

Two Rivers Housing

I recently had the opportunity to welcome the new Chair of Two Rivers Housing Yvonne Leishman to the Forest of Dean and also to meet the new Corporate Director of Operations, Peter Stoate, at their headquarters in Newent.

Keep Wild Boar Wild

Recently, BBC Countryfile included a special feature on African Swine Fever (ASF) and wild boar in the Forest of Dean, showing how important it is not to feed the boar.

Mark urges MPs to deliver Brexit

Watch Mark's speech in Parliament from 29th January 2019, in which he urged MPs to vote against amendments which would frustrate Brexit.

£13m boost for Forest of Dean factory

I am very pleased to welcome the positive news that Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) is investing £13 million to install a new, high-speed bottle filler at their factory in Coleford.

Funding the NHS

I am pleased to report that £420 million of Government funding is being used this winter to improve NHS services.

Supporting SARA

I am very pleased to share some positive news to start 2019. The team at Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA) has received just under £11,000 of Government funding that is being awarded to dozens of charities working to keep inland waterways around the country safe.