Voice for Rail Passengers

Having joined the ranks of commuters travelling to London from our various railway stations in West Horndon, Ingatestone, Brentwood and Shenfield I’m well aware that, although the trains mostly run on time, there is, at times, some considerable frustration when trains are delayed, replaced by bus

Essex County Council Payroll Issues for Schools Employees

Essex County Council has revealed thousands of school staff have not been paid on time this week due to an issue with the payroll. The problem affects a number of schools in Brentwood and Ongar and I am glad an investigation into the mistake has been so swiftly launched.

You Can Change The Future

Exam results hang in the air at the moment - last week’s A level results in which local pupils achieved amazing things with all our secondary schools seeing more than 96% of the exams taken resulting in A*-E passes - and tomorrow’s GCSE results.

Have Your Say On Health in West Essex

The Clinical Commissioning Group for West Essex have contacted me to say there's still time to influence its policy on IVF and Specialist Fertility Services and the prescribing of over-the-counter medicines.

Congratulations to Our A level Students!

Congratulations to everyone receiving their results today in Brentwood and Ongar. These results are the culmination of two years of dedication and hard work, and I know many of you have had sleepless nights in recent days waiting for these results to come out.

Brentwood and Ongar is Working

Figures released today by the independent Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that more people are in work than ever before. Under the Conservatives, 3 million people are back in work since 2010, and the level of people out of work is at the lowest level in over 40 years.

Broadband or BroadBAD?

This part of the world is really fantastically well connected. By air, we have Southend and Stansted near by. By road, we have the A12 and A127, the M25 and M11. By rail, we have C2C, TfL and Greater Anglia carrying thousands of commuters to and from our towns.

Booming Brentwood Business

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been hearing increasingly good news about the business outlook for Brentwood. It’s clear that some major companies are investing in the town centre.

An Excellent Start in Life

Education has always been extremely important in my house. My parents were both teachers and, after I left university, I became one myself.