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

A New Year boost for Filey Community Fridge

I’m delighted that the community fridge in Filey, set up last year thanks to the support of the local Lions, is to receive twice weekly donations from Tesco after a nudge from me.