Local News

Finding a solution to Easingwold’s car parking problems

It’s clear that car parking in Easingwold has reached a crisis point and it’s time we found a solution. The town is often log-jammed with cars whose drivers leave their vehicles there all day, often because they are commuting into York. This means there are few spaces available for shoppers.

£40m cash boost for Scarborough hospital is great news

I am delighted that Scarborough hospital is to receive an extra £40 million to expand the Emergency Department. The money will be spent on providing a rapid assessment and diagnostic unit and allow significant improvements to the hospital’s engineering infrastructure.

Supporting Small Business Saturday

I was delighted to be at the opening of Pickering’s newest business, 2 Burgate, on Small Business Saturday. 2 Burgate is a new café bar concept for Pickering, formerly known as Café Frog, and has been extensively renovated by owner Janet Hunter.

Helping campaign to prevent sudden deaths in young people

I have today pledged my support to the charity CRY, which offers research, support and screening for those affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a young person. I had no idea that as many as 12 young people die every week from an undiagnosed heart condition.

Tough times don’t last but tough people do

Our Prime Minister is made of the right stuff. A woman of substance. Her incredible resilience, fortitude, selflessness and sense of duty are an example to us all. They have also got us further in these negotiations than anyone else could ever have imagined.

Defining a Future for Yorkshire Farming

Today I took part in a panel discussion about the future of farming across Yorkshire at NAFIC in Sand Hutton. The event was attended by more than 160 people, half of whom were farmers including many from my constituency.