One step closer to leaving the EU

For the first time in this difficult process, the Conservative Party has rallied round a single position; that the Prime Minister should return to Brussels to renegotiate the Irish Protocol, or backstop. Virtually every Conservative MP united behind Sir Graham Brady’s amendment which calls for “a

Banks have a role to play in tackling climate change

The APPG on Fair Business Banking, has this week hosted the UK launch of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative’s (UNEP FI) ‘Principles for Responsible Banking’, which provides the banking industry with a framework to align its business strategy with society’s goals, which in

Dementia Advice Clinics offer an invaluable service

I have written to local doctors surgeries to urge them to make maximum use of Dementia Advice Clinics run by Alzheimer’s Society. The service offers appropriate and timely support, guidance and advice to people affected by dementia or worried about their memory.

High environmental standards boost economic growth

British voters overwhelming support high environmental standards. 80 per cent, for example, want the UK to maintain our world-leading food safety regulations after we leave the European Union.

Supporting pilot scheme for bereaved parents

Today I visited a pilot project at York Hospital set up to support grieving families following the death of a baby. The National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP) is being piloted in 32 NHS trusts in the UK, including York and Scarborough, to help professionals support families in their bereavement

Speaking out in favour of the Prime Minister’s deal

In the debate on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU I took the opportunity to explain why I am supporting Mrs May’s deal and to stand up for  small and medium sized businesses whose voice is often not heard in these complex discussions.