News

Funding Application for Brentwood Station Lift

One of the first campaigns in which I became involved when I was elected as MP for Brentwood and Ongar in June 2017 was the fight for a lift to be installed on Platform 4 at Brentwood Station.

A Town That Cares

This month we have been handed a petition signed by more than a thousand local people calling for more to be done to tackle rough-sleeping and anti-social behaviour in shopping areas in the Borough of Brentwood.

MP Launches Christmas Card Competition

The extensive woodlands of the Brentwood and Ongar constituency are adopting their Autumn mantle of red and gold, pumpkins are swelling in gardens and on allotments with the promise of Hallowe’en and our farmers are justly congratulating themselves on a harvest safely gathered.

End of Austerity

The Party Conference season is behind us and it’s back to usual hours in Parliament for what promises to be an extraordinary few weeks as the Government reaches a crucial point in the Brexit negotiations.

Supporting Brentwood and Ongar's Pubs

Parliament is in Recess at the moment for the Party Conference season, and I am making the most of not having to spend four days a week in London by catching up on many visits and meetings in the constituency.

Ongar Ploughing Match

There’s something timeless about the sight of a newly ploughed field, furrows gleaming in the late summer sunshine and the promise of the growth to come.

Agricultural Transition

Despite its proximity to London, and excellent rail and road links to the rest of the UK, the Brentwood and Ongar constituency is largely rural.

A Second Chance At Life

September’s Blood Cancer Awareness Month saw several constituents get in touch about how their lives have been affected by blood cancer, and asking for me to encourage more people to register as stem cell donors.

Do Children Need Energy Drinks?

The new school year has begun, and there’s good news for the teaching profession. There are now 11,900 more teachers in our classrooms than in 2010 - with increasing numbers returning to the profession.