Raising key priorities with Chancellor

I took advantage of an eve of election meeting with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, to press the case for more funding for some of my key priorities, which include transport infrastructure in the North, dualling of the A64, reform of adult social care, a pharmaceutical tax

My Message from the Conference – Fortitude, Resilience and Unity

It was never going to be a celebratory Conference. There is no point in hiding the fact that the June general election made the significant challenges ahead that much more difficult. However, for those who look on the bright side of life, there is much to be proud of and grateful for.

New Year Message

I am grateful for all the help and support as I have received in my first year as your MP. 2016 is full of opportunities that I very much hope, and will use all of my endeavours to make sure, will benefit our constituency.

A vote on military action in Syria expected soon

Should the UK take part in allied bombing raids on ISIL in Syria? I believe that we should, but only if we are willing to commit to a comprehensive, international, long-term plan for stabilisation and reconstruction.