Gazette & Herald: Looking to raise our game on climate change target

London is even more bustling with activity than usual this week – not just because of the fantastic weather, but because we are hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – an amazing get together attended by 53 nations.  The flags are flying, the streets are thronged with people from a

Gazette & Herald Column: Eight years of work on health centre has paid off

This week I have taken advantage of the Parliamentary Recess to travel to the US to meet former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and to speak at the Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit.  It was a packed schedule full of meetings with energy and climate change leaders and business representatives from around

Gazette & Herald Column: Preparations under way to welcome forces families

This week BBC Wiltshire broadcast a special programme from Paderborn in Germany focusing on the Armed Forces families who will be returning to the UK in the next few years, and I spoke to the great Ben Prater, who hosts the popular morning show, about all of the work that is going on.  The Minist

My Weekly Roundup

With Easter fast approaching, I am looking forward to spending some down time with the family after a very busy Parliamentary term. I hope that everyone has a peaceful Easter break, and hopefully this will also serve as a marker for the start of proper Spring weather with no more snow!

Gazette & Herald Column: Working hard behind the scenes to deliver Brexit

Behind the Brexit headlines are hundreds of people working hard every day preparing us for our departure from the EU.  None more so, of course, than in Department for Exiting the EU, where our negotiators and those representing the EU have been hard at work agreeing the terms of the Brexit implem