Earlier this week I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment. In doing so pledging I pledged commitment to the Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust, as well [...]
In Treasury Questions today I asked the Chancellor about the effects on personal incomes from the recent increases in the National Living Wage and to confirm that income inequality is now lower than it was [...]
In Defence Questions today I asked the Defence Secretary what our policy on the use of drones is in targeting Daesh fighters and what support we give to our drone pilots who carry out operations [...]
Figures released this week from the Office for National Statistics show that the poorest fifth of families have seen their yearly disposable income rise by £1,800 since 2008. There's still more to do, but this [...]
Our ban on microbeads comes into force today stopping billions of tiny pieces of plastic washing down the drain every year, helping leave our planet in a better state than we found it.
Any additional capacity on our railway network is to be welcomed. Heathrow is one of the busiest airports in the world and is due to expand further. Part of its environmental challenge is to cut [...]
Football is a huge influence on many young people and it is great to see that passion being harnessed to improve the educational attainment of our children.
It is fantastic news that Southampton Solent University are planning to develop a new Digital and Creative Innovation Centre (DCIC) in Southampton, creating 500 new jobs over ten years. More good news for our city.
On Monday a man lost his life while out cycling. When I was contacted by the Daily Echo I paid tribute to Mr Morris and extended by sincere sympathies to his family. After yesterday’s Echo [...]
In the Autumn Budget the Chancellor allocated an extra £337 million to help deal with winter pressures on the NHS. This money is with the NHS now and we are already starting to see signs [...]