MP Supports Shenfield Library

On Saturday (27 April) I had the pleasure of standing with local campaigners at the Shenfield Library rally. There was a wonderful turn out from the community who all braved somewhat drizzly weather to make clear their support for the future of the library. 

Tackling Climate Change

A constant subject of concern in my MP’s postbag is Climate Change. People are becoming more and more aware of the environment, its fragility and our need to preserve it - and whilst we have made great strides, there is still far more we can do.

HMRC Issues Scams Warning

HMRC is warning people to be vigilant about phone calls from fraudsters pretending to be the UK tax authority.

Brentwood Rewards Those Who Serve

In the week in which we celebrate Easter, it is right that we reflect on those who have given their lives to the service of others. Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending the annual Brentwood Civic Dinner at the Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite in Hutton.

Brexit Update, 15 April 2019

Last Wednesday (10 April), the Prime Minister agreed with the EU Council to extend Brexit negotiations until the end of October – with a break clause should Parliament approve a deal before then.

Winners and Losers

In a week when the votes in Parliament over the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union have come up with no clear winners and extra time has now been called, it was a welcome relief to hear of the undeniable success of one of our local football teams.

Supporting our High Streets

I was very pleased to be asked by Brentwood Borough Council to write a letter of support for its application to the Future High Streets Fund, a £675 million pot of money to help local areas modernise their high streets and town centres.

Brexit update Wednesday 3 April 2019

Last night the Prime Minister offered to hold discussions with the leader of the Labour Party to see if there was a way to break the Brexit impasse.

Brexit Indicative Votes 27th March 2019

On Wednesday evening (27th March) the House of Commons held a series of so-called ‘indicative votes’ to see if there was a consensus for a way forward on Brexit different to the Prime Minister’s deal.