Brexit Update

Yesterday’s vote on the Conservative Party leadership was important, but a distraction from the main point.

Confidence Vote

In tonight’s confidence vote on PM Theresa May, I shall be voting for the Prime Minister.

Road safety debate and horse riders

Updated 11 December 2018:

Please find below the letter from the Transport Minister.


Many thanks for the emails I have received recently about horse riders and the Highway Code review, along with the debate on road safety which was held on 5 November.

Brexit Update

The last few days have not surprisingly produced significant interest in the Brexit debate before this week’s expected vote in Parliament. 

Agriculture Bill and animal welfare

A number of constituents have been in touch about the Agriculture Bill and amendments relating to animal welfare standards and the UK's trade policy.

Trophy hunting imports and EDM 1829

I appreciate the emails I have received from constituents about trophy hunting imports and asking me to sign Early Day Motion 1829.  As a Government Minister I cannot, by convention, sign any Early Day Motions but I do understand the concerns that have been raised.  It is important that we protec

Boosting homeownership – MP welcomes latest figures

New statistics show that last year’s cut to stamp duty has benefited over 180,000 households, helping more people onto the housing ladder.

£142 million has been saved this quarter by first-time buyers, up 12 per cent on the previous quarter and benefitting 58,800 households.

Lincroft Admissions Consultation

I have been contacted by a number of parents in relation to the consultation being carried out by Sharnbrook Academy Federation into admission arrangements for Lincroft Academy.