Choosing a New Leader

As everyone will by now be aware, there is a Conservative leadership contest underway. Following several weeks of cross-party talks, Theresa May came to the conclusion that she did not have the confidence of her party or of Parliament and that she should resign.

Brentwood and Ongar's D-Day History

This month sees the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in which Allied troops landed in France to begin the liberation of the Europe from Nazi occupation.

Fetes and Fairs

With the political situation in Westminster nothing if not eventful (more on this in the weeks to come) it is good to see community life here in Brentwood and Ongar thriving vivaciously. 

Celebrating 175 Years at Ingatestone Station

Brentwood and Ongar constituency has a high number of commuters travelling daily to and from work and school from our four stations – Ingatestone, Brentwood, Shenfield and West Horndon – not to forget those of us who travel from the West of the constituency using Epping or Theydon Bois.

Litter Letters

There have been many wise words spoken in recent weeks about climate change, not least from Year Six students from Larchwood Primary School in Pilgrims Hatch who have written to me with some of the most sensible proposals and ideas I have had in my postbag for some time.

Supporting Police Drivers

As the days lengthen and the evenings are lighter, I can predict, even in just two years of being a Member of Parliament, I will start getting calls and emails about people causing havoc in parts of the constituency by riding motorbikes, mopeds and quad bikes in the wrong places.

Essex County Council Park and Ride Bus Pass Consultation

If you use County Council run Park and Ride sites in Essex for work or leisure, Essex County Council is consulting on the use of the older person’s bus pass on these park and ride services in Essex.  The Council is also consulting on making a reduced charge for people using the disability based b

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.