Westminster News

Emergency support for self-employed

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a multi-billion package of support for self-employed people to enable them to carry on doing business. He described it as ‘one of the most generous in the world’.

Business support update through the Coronavirus crisis


As the Prime Minister said in the House today, we understand the situation many self-employed people face at the moment and we are determined to find a way to support them. We will be making a further announcement very shortly.

Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives

Stay at home

You must stay at home, only leaving for the following very limited purposes:

• Shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible.

• One form of exercise a day – for example, a run, walk or cycle – alone or with members of your immediate household.

Stay at home to save lives

The Prime Minister has made it absolutely clear that we should stay a home to protect ourselves, our family and friends from the virus, to save lives and to take the pressure off the NHS.

You should

Unprecedented measures for unprecedented times

Today the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak announced a range of extraordinary measures to keep people apart to stop coronavirus spreading and a comprehensive wage and employment package to protect jobs and people’s incomes.

Austerity is over – great news

The Chancellor’s spending review heralds the end of a tough era of austerity and is welcome news for the constituency. It will mean everyone, young and old, will benefit from the massive investment in their community and local services.

Welcoming Climate Change activists to Westminster

I was very pleased to meet a group of Climate Change protestors from the constituency to discuss their concerns about the future of the environment as part The Time is Now mass protest in Westminster.

Inquiry into how courts deal with domestic abuse is good news

I am delighted that the Government is launching an inquiry into how family courts protect children and parents in cases of domestic abuse and other serious offences following a letter I co-signed to the Secretary of State for Justice.

Banging the drum for the North

At today’s APPG for Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire, of which I am Co-Chair, Treasury Minister, Robert Jenrick, was clear that more work is needed to tackle a generational over-reliance on London and the South East.