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.

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.