A Visit to Doddinghurst Infants School

I had a great visit to Doddinghurst Infants School last week. The children's artwork and writing was superb, and the Year 1 class representatives did a great job in enthusing me about abstract art.

Alex Burghart MP Signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

Alex Burghart MP has this week signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educat

HMRC Reminder About Self Assessment Deadline

HMRC is reminding nearly four million people who have yet to complete online tax returns - and pay any tax owed - about the deadline on 31 January. Some 11,564,363 million Self Assessment returns are due in total.

Outstanding Essex Children's Services

I’m pleased to be able to tell readers that Essex County Council’s Conservative administration has been achieved the prized category of Outstanding for their Children’s Services.

Network Rail Update on Post Christmas Delays

A number of constituents have written to me to express their disappointment and frustrations about delays on their daily commutes to London since the Christmas engineering works ended, having already suffered huge disruption over the Christmas and New Year period due to track closures and a rail

Debates and Developments

You may read this expecting the latest on the political machinations surrounding the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Pensions Cold Call Scammers Banned

Over the years I have met a good many elderly people who have been stripped of all or part of their hard-earned pensions by cold calling fraudsters.

Outstanding Essex Children's Services

Great news from Essex County Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Families, Cllr Dick Madden, this week following an inspection by Ofsted of the council's services for children:

Winter Pressures

A very happy new year to you all. The new year has been embodied for me by the series of remarkable images beamed back from the deepest reaches of our solar system, some billion miles beyond Pluto.

Rebuilding Children's Lives

As the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences I am all too well aware of how problems in the early years of a child’s life can have a profound effect for years to come.