Question to the Work and Pensions Secretary

This afternoon, I spoke virtually in the House of Commons from my home in the Forest of Dean to thank DWP staff who are working hard to support those adversely affected by the coronavirus.

Open letter to thank our NHS

As we #ClapForOurCarers again this week, Gloucestershire’s 6 MPs have written an open letter to our NHS, public services and all those making a difference across our county with one simple message: thank you

Keep following the guidance

It is going to be a long process for the UK to return to its pre-coronavirus state. Last week, I wrote an article setting out why the Government needs to keep the public informed as it develops a recovery plan and be as open as possible about the trade-offs we face. 

Second Reading of the Finance Bill

Last night (in what was a first for a Forest of Dean MP!) I spoke in a House of Commons debate, virtually via ‘Zoom’, from my home near Ruardean Woodside.

Thankfully, my rescue Labradors Chase and Sophie did not provide backing vocals on this occasion.

Easter at home

Thank you to everyone who stayed at home over the Easter weekend and to Gloucestershire Constabulary for continuing to police these guidelines and enforce the law in a sensible manner.

The Sun: Stay at home and protect the nation

CORONAVIRUS continues to indiscriminately target people across the UK and the world, a sobering fact demonstrated by our own Prime Minister’s battle with this dreadful virus.

Stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives

As the Government’s unprecedented package of support for businesses and workers continues to evolve, I am pleased that the Chancellor has taken action to bolster the Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

Jane Horne MBE

I was saddened to learn of the death, earlier today, of Jane Horne MBE.

Jane was a long-serving Forest of Dean District Councillor before she stepped down last May. She served as Chairman of the District Council.