My latest column - 16th July 2020

Until the Coronavirus lockdown I had spent my entire five years as an MP talking about unemployment going in one direction: down.

My latest column - 18th June 2020

It seems like only yesterday that I was writing in this column about the need to ‘stay at home’ at the height of the pandemic. That was around Easter, as lockdown became all embracing, and even a vague sense of ‘normality’ returning seemed very distant indeed.

Statement on the George Floyd protests

I have received a number of emails from constituents regarding both the killing of George Floyd, and the subsequent ‘Black Lives Matter’ demonstrations.

My Statement on the Matter of Dominic Cummings

Earlier this week I issued a statement in relation to the recent reports surrounding the Prime Minister’s senior adviser, Dominic Cummings. I have now updated and amended that statement following the pronouncements on the case from Durham Police, issued on 28th May.