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Prime Minister recognises two outstanding North Yorkshire volunteers

I am absolutely delighted that Tony Jameson-Allen and Chris Wilkins have won Points of Lights awards for their ‘Sporting Memories’. Tony and Chris, from Topcliffe, are using the power of famous sporting moments to start conversations with people with dementia.

More money for our local hospitals and health services

I very much welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement that by 2023-24 there will be an extra £20.5 billion pounds for the NHS, which is the equivalent of an extra £394 million per week. I shall be working hard to make sure that we get our fair share in North Yorkshire to support the hardworking s

Joining forces to find a broadband solution for hard-to-reach areas

I have been joined by eight colleagues representing rural constituencies where superfast (30 Mbps) broadband coverage is below 85 per cent to urge Openreach to develop a fixed wireless strategy for rural areas and work with third party suppliers to deliver holistic solutions.

We did it - all 42 miles!

Last weekend, my wife Nikki, son Charlie and I joined ten others on the Lyke Wake Walk to raise money and awareness for Sands, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity.

From Holy Island to Rome…..

Today I caught up with Farndale constituent Stuart Nelson at Castle Howard where he took a break from his 1850 mile journey from Holy Island to Rome in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance.