Gazette & Herald Column: A series of challenges and successes over the year

It has been another very busy year in Westminster and locally, with some significant challenges and great successes. In this downtime between the Christmas festivities and the start of the New Year, I thought I would take the opportunity to look at some of the highlights of the last year.

Gazette & Herald Column: Let's focus on helping all people find that vital job

Whilst Brexit debates continue, we can’t forget the other pressing issues we face, especially how to best help those who need extra help, particularly in the run up to Christmas. Although it has been a mild winter so far, the issue of fuel poverty is still with us. We are making good progress tac

Gazette & Herald Column: Rewarding part of MP's job is winning battles

As we approach the end of the year the action is hotting up in Westminster with lots of uncertainty every day.  Although my view is that we are getting closer to having the House of Commons support the PM’s “Deal” and thereby avoid either crashing out without a Brexit deal, or a second Referendum

Gazette & Herald Column: Beacon lighting ceremony proved to be moving sight

This weekend I was delighted to join hundreds of veterans, serving members of our Armed Forces, their families and those who wanted to pay their respects at events throughout the Constituency to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War and remember all those who have sacrificed their l