Pledging my support for a Northern Forest

I am one hundred per cent behind ambitious plans to plant a Northern Forest and I would like to appeal to anyone who can to get involved. I was pleased to be able to reiterate my support at a Conservative Environment Network (CEN) event in Manchester celebrating British forests and trees.

Help to Save scheme is proving a great success

The Government-backed savings scheme, Help To Save, has got off to a fantastic start and I want to encourage more people in Thirsk and Malton to take advantage of it.

Parliament is prorogued until the Queen's Speech

Events over the last ten days have moved very swiftly. As you may have seen in a recent comment I have been clear that I do not think the Prime Minister intends to behave unlawfully.

New Transport Secretary to intervene in A64 dual carriageway bid

Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps MP and Roads Minister, Baroness Vere have promised to speak urgently with Highways England about the proposed dualling of the A64 following my meeting with them, alongside my parliamentary neighbour, Robert Goodwill MP.