Articles

A Strong Start to the Roaring Twenties

We are in the opening days of a new decade – the Roaring Twenties, as some are already describing the years to come. There’s certainly a decent roar coming from the Government benches in the Commons now, which are somewhat fuller than they have been for some time.

A Whirlwind End to 2019

If I thought the two and a half years since I was first elected as Member of Parliament for Brentwood and Ongar had been something of a whirlwind, the last six weeks have been nothing short of a tornado.

Supporting Our Armed Forces

Today marks one hundred years since the first Armistice Day commemorations in which the sacrifices made by all those who fought in the Great War were remembered.

A Winter Election

As the Gazette goes to press this week the country is readying itself for a General Election on Thursday 12 December – the first election at this time of year since Stanley Baldwin went to the country in December 1923.

Celebrating Brentwood's Children and Older People

My regular column for the Vision magazine this month feature two great local groups who support young people with special needs and their parents, and older people needing a bit of company and fun in their lives respectively.

Conference 2019 - Next Move

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. Although, highly unusually, parliament was sitting during the conference, there was an enormous turnout and an extremely positive atmosphere.