Local News

Supporting pilot scheme for bereaved parents

Today I visited a pilot project at York Hospital set up to support grieving families following the death of a baby. The National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP) is being piloted in 32 NHS trusts in the UK, including York and Scarborough, to help professionals support families in their bereavement

Speaking out in favour of the Prime Minister’s deal

In the debate on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU I took the opportunity to explain why I am supporting Mrs May’s deal and to stand up for  small and medium sized businesses whose voice is often not heard in these complex discussions.

A brighter future for fishing in Filey

I am delighted that the Environmental Agency has confirmed that, from the start of this week, fishermen can have an extra two months to fish for sea trout in Filey in 2019. This is excellent news for this wonderful seaside town.

Yorkshire women win big at Wembley

Congratulations to three Yorkshire women who took top awards in the finals of the National Business Women's Awards 2018 at Wembley. It’s always brilliant, although of course no surprise, to see Yorkshire lead the way.

Let’s unite in the face of the most important political year of our lifetimes

If we agree on nothing else, perhaps we can all agree that few of us have ever experienced such political turmoil. As we go into the Christmas break, Parliament is still divided into several factions; those who support Mrs May’s deal and those who oppose it, those who want a general election and

Calling for a freeze in TransPennine rail fares

TransPennine rail services are disgraceful. That’s what I told a Westminster Hall debate today.  I think the situation has got worse not better. Despite promises by the rail operator to improve both its timekeeping and its communications, this has not happened.