Supporting the broad aims of a green manifesto for the future

I was delighted to join my Conservative colleagues in the Conservative Environment Network (CEN), of which I am a member, to sign a declaration of support for a manifesto designed to govern the UK's policies to prevent climate catastrophe and to allow for greener economic growth.

Investment spending in the North should be a priority

Today I appealed to the Chancellor, Philip Hammond MP, to focus on Northern infrastructure spending by committing £120bn over 30 years to include strategic transport schemes as well as local transport investment.

Helping to promote cardiac risk in young people

It was humbling to join 50 of my fellow MPs in attending the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) first ever ‘drop in’ session in Westminster. CRY offers research, support and screening for those affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a young person.

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.

Pickering School descends on Parliament

I was delighted to welcome a group of 53 pupils from Pickering school to Westminster today along with some of their teachers. It’s a great privilege for me to show them my place of work.

Highways England must think again about dualling the A64

Along with four Yorkshire MPs, I  have written to Highways England to express our “grave concerns” about its assessment of the need and value for money of a proposed dual carriageway between Hopgrove and Barton Hill.