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.

Forest of Dean Dog Rescue coffee morning

Further to my New Year’s Day post about my new dogs, Chase and Sophie, I wanted to highlight a bit more about the excellent job the Forest of Dean Dog Rescue does.

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.


Every year I write to schools in the constituency and invite them to enter my annual Christmas Card competition and once again the standard of entries was extremely high!


October kicked off with a visit to the Conservatives Party Conference in Birmingham where I spoke to Heart Gloucestershire about the great news that the Severn Bridge tolls were being axed ahead of schedule.