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.

Beginning the Brexit Process

Last week, the Prime Minister formally began the Brexit negotiations, by notifying the European Council of our intention to leave the European Union by triggering Article 50.

Tragic events at Westminster

Last week, an act of terrorism was carried out at Westminster, attacking the heart of our democracy in Parliament. Unfortunately, four people lost their lives, including a member of the Metropolitan Police, PC Keith Palmer, and many others were injured.

Hillside Brewery, South West region award winners

Last week, I was delighted to attend the annual Countryside Alliance Rural Oscar Awards in Parliament. The awards are in their 12th year and celebrate rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage, championing small businesses and their contribution to the rural economy.

Agri Skills Day at Hartpury College

Two weeks ago, I was pleased to attend the excellent Agri Skills Day hosted by Hartpury College. The Agri Skills day was aimed at showing KS3 pupils (11-14 year olds) how much science and technology is involved within farming.

The Budget 2017

Last week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, delivered his Budget Statement to the House of Commons. Nearly seven years ago, the Government took over an economy on the brink of collapse, with the highest budget deficit in our peacetime history.

It’s not all about Brexit

Since the referendum last year, Brexit has dominated the headlines, as we begin the process of delivering the decision of the British people.

Our Councils delivering for local residents

On 4th May, residents across Gloucestershire will have the opportunity to vote in County Council elections – choosing the team of Councillors who will set the taxes you pay and manage the services you receive.