Campaigning for 'advance fares' tickets for all Northern routes

Today I have written to the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps MP, urging him to introduce a system of 'advance fares' between all northern rail stations over a distance of around 40 miles when he takes over the running of Northern Rail next month.

Congratulation to our Heat Hero

Many congratulations to Emma Blackburn who won a Heat Hero award in the Houses of Parliament for her work supporting vulnerable residents access funding to heat their homes across my constituency. These include the Ryedale Energy Saver scheme and North Yorkshire Warm Homes Fund.

Supporting primary school’s bid to retain Research School status

Following a visit to Settrington All Saints’ Church of England Primary School in Malton I have promised to campaign for more resources to ensure that ‘opportunity area’ funding designed to support disadvantaged children in education continues - work that is supported by Settrington in its role as

Fighting for more action on the environment

Today I have once again pledged my support to the Conservative Environment Network's (CEN) Parliamentary Caucus to champion action on decarbonisation and conservation. 

Calling for Northern private sector investment incentives

The private sector has a key role to play if we are to succeed in ‘levelling up’ the North and significantly increase productivity, create thousands of new jobs, raise income levels and narrow the economic gap between the North and the South.

TransPennine train service improvements must be maintained

Following my intervention last month after a diabolical level of service on the TransPennine Express rail service I welcome the recent improvements to the frequency and reliability of train services between Manchester and the East Coast via Leeds and York but I have made it clear that this must b