Westminster News

A New Brexit Deal

We have got a great new Brexit deal that takes back control - now Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday  so we can then focus on the people’s priorities including the cost of living, the NHS, violent crime and the environment.

The Queen's Speech

Today’s Queen's Speech set out this Government’s ambitious domestic agenda.

✅ Invest in our NHS
✅ 20,000 new Police officers
✅ More schools funding...
✅ Deliver Brexit

We will deliver on Britain’s priorities and we will Get Brexit Done.

 

It starts with you...

It starts with you.... Is the theme of this year's Parliament Week.

Parliament Week 2019 takes place from the 2nd November.

Every year Parliament hosts a programme of events which aim to foster closer engagement between the public and UK Parliament.

Calling construction and logistics businesses

Calling all construction, logistic and infrastructure businesses, the Midlands Engine and Department of International Trade are organising a mission to Kenya and Uganda in November to see how the rapid growth markets can benefit businesses right here in the Midlands.

Ship building in the United Kingdom

A number of you from forces and industrial backgrounds have written to me about the importance of keeping shipbuilding and defence projects to companies operating inside the United Kingdom.  I know many of you have a particular interest in ensuring that MOD projects are primarily built and tested

UC changes to help parents

Some of you know through my correspondence that I have been lobbying the Government to improve how childcare is reported and paid for under the new Universal Credit system.

The Spending Review

Today the Chancellor set out a review on spending.  This is not a budget but an insight into a change in direction on public policy and Government spending.

Last Night's Vote

Many residents have been contacting me, on both sides, about the blocking of No Deal and prorogation of Parliament. I have been clear; my preferred option is for Boris Johnson to get a new and better deal with the EU.

First Q&A session as Minister of State at the FCO

Earlier today I took part in my first Oral Questions (also known as OPQs) session in the House of Commons in my role as Minister of State for Europe and Americas.

This is a session where MPs from all parties can ask specific questions about the topics I cover in my Ministerial role.

Developer's cash to the community to be revealed

Local people will soon be able to see how every pound of property developers’ cash, levied on new buildings, is spent supporting the new homes their community needs, thanks to new rules coming into force on September 1st 2019.