Campaigns

My campaign to lower tax on British wine

I have launched a campaign to lower duties for small British vineyards. Over forty MPs who have vineyards producing British wine in their constituencies added their support to my call for the creation of a British Small Vineyard Relief (BSVR).

Giving bereaved parents the right to paid leave

My Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) bill gives employed parents the entitlement, in law, to two weeks’ paid leave if they lose a child under the age of 18 or suffer a stillbirth after 24 weeks.

Campaigning for more funds for Scarborough Hospital

I am very concerned about the reduction in health services at Scarborough Hospital available to people living in the more rural parts of my constituency. Many are having to travel through to York for medical care.

Making sure rural areas can access mobile network

Following a number of meetings about poor mobile network coverage in some of the more remote parts of the constituency, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright MP, has made it clear that he is prepared to force network operators to enable roaming between provid

A brighter future for fishing in Filey

I was delighted when the Environemnt Agency confirmed in January that fishermen will have an extra two months to fish for sea trout in Filey in 2019. This came as excellent news for this wonderful seaside town.