News

April update following decision to extend Article 50

I’m sorry we have had to extend Article 50 again. But we will leave the EU. We have made that solemn promise in the Referendum in 2016 and we will deliver on it. At the moment there is no doubt that Parliament will not accept no-deal so we will have to find another way through this.

Cut out the middleman and transform the property market for young people

It might seem strange that someone who has acted as a middleman in the housing market for most of his working life would propose disintermediation as a solution to our housing woes, but the opportunities to increase the delivery of truly affordable homes are just too great to miss.

Funding confirmed for new pedestrian refuges at Crambeck

I very much welcome the news that new pedestrian refuges at Welburn and Crambeck on the A64 are now definitely to go ahead after Highways England confirmed that funding is now in place. I have been campaigning for these changes alongside Ryedale Councillor Caroline Goodrick and local residents.

Supporting onshore wind energy

I have added my signature to a cross-party letter to the Prime Minister asking her to undo the blocks the government has placed on onshore wind energy. I am happy to lend my support to 10:10 Climate Action and Power for People, who are coordinating the letter.

More facilities for the disabled is good news indeed

I am delighted that Paralympic World Champion Hannah Cockroft MBE DL and European Champion Nathan Maguire (pictured) have opened a new changing facility for disabled children and adults at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate.