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My latest column - 20th August 2020

In a matter of days something should be happening that has occurred at around this time of every year of my life, and probably every year of most readers’ lifetimes – schools throwing open their doors again after the summer break.

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.

My latest column - 21st May 2020

I appreciate that some readers may have been confused when the Prime Minister recently made his Sunday broadcast switching our principal instructive slogan from ‘stay home’ to ‘stay alert’.

My latest column - 16th April 2020

On Tuesday I received an email of historic proportions from the Speaker of the House of Commons, informing me that we were likely to meet as a ‘virtual Parliament’ next week.

My statement on Coronavirus - 18th March 2020

When it comes to Coronavirus there is no point beating around the bush. We face the most profound societal, economic and – above all – public health challenge since the Second World War.