A cleaner, greener Britain

Last week the Prime Minister launched the 25 Year Environment Plan, highlighting the steps the Government will be taking to leave our environment in a better state than we found it for the next generation, delivering a cleaner, greener Britain.

An independent Trade Policy

As Parliament returns from the Christmas recess, the House of Commons has started the New Year by debating two important Bills which will help form the UK’s trade policy after we have left the European Union.

2018 – The Year Ahead

Amidst the Christmas lunch, mince pies and time with our families, the break allows us the chance to reflect on the year that has passed.  As we move towards the New Year, I’d like to take this opportunity to look forward to what 2018 might bring for the Forest of Dean and the country.

Merry Christmas

In the run up to Christmas, I would like to take the opportunity to reflect on 2017. Locally, I continue to receive many emails and letters from constituents on a whole range of issues important to them, which I deal with supported by my team based at my office in Cinderford.

Getting on with Brexit

Last week the UK and EU negotiating teams issued a joint report on the progress made in the Brexit negotiations. This progress now enables the UK Government to move to the next phase of talks, focussing on achieving a special partnership between the UK and the EU that we all want to see.

A migration policy for a post-Brexit Britain

Last week I held a debate in Parliament about migration policy. Migration can be good for Britain if it makes us all richer – not just those that have come here to work.

The Budget

Last week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, put forward his Budget proposals to the House of Commons.

The forthcoming Budget

It was a pleasure to welcome the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, to the constituency earlier this month to speak at a local Conservative Party event in the Forest of Dean. The Chancellor’s timely visit coincides with the first Budget of this Parliament.

Improving mental health support

At the start of this year, the Prime Minister commissioned an independent review into how employers can better support all individuals currently in work, including those with mental ill health or poor well-being, to remain in and thrive through work.

Remembering our Armed Forces

Every year Armistice Day provides a solemn reminder for us all of the deep debt of gratitude we owe to those serving in our armed forces. It is those same men and women who continue to ensure the safety and security of our nation on a daily basis.