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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.

York Trust displays unfair bias against Scarborough Hospital

I have this week written to the Chair of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to demand explanations as to why residents living in my area and in the neighbouring constituencies of Scarborough and East Yorkshire are receiving inferior healthcare services compared to people living in and ar