Let us all unite behind our new PM

Today we will have a new Prime Minister. Boris Johnson’s victory, by two to one, came as no surprise to anyone. I voted for him because I believe we need a Brexiteer, someone who has always believed in leaving the EU, to lead and negotiate the next stage of our departure. 

Welcoming independent report into emergency care at the Friarage Hospital

An independent report into emergency services at Northallerton’s Friarage hospital has concluded that there was a sound case to make changes earlier this year. The report was commissioned by my parliamentary colleague, Rishi Sunak MP (Richmond), whose constituency includes the hospital.

Supporting a community bank in Pickering

I am delighted that Barclays has chosen Pickering as the first of ten pilot community branches across the UK. The aim of the trial is to keep the last bank in the town open on the high street by tailoring it to local needs.

July 2019 update

It is a peculiar time, to say the least, in Westminster. 

Stepping up campaign for the A64 dual carriageway

The A64 Growth Partnership and I have pledged to step up our campaign for the much-needed dual carriageway between Hopgrove roundabout and Barton Hill at another meeting with Highways England in which we stressed that the improvements are absolutely essential. 

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.