Beginning Brexit

This week has been a memorable week, both in Westminster and for the country; as Parliament debated the first stage of the Bill which intends to trigger Article 50, and start the negotiations to exit the European Union. For me, whilst the decision has been challenging, the result is clear.

Fairer funding for future generations

Everyone can agree that we want to deliver a world-class education system that gives our young people the chance to make the most of their talents and abilities, no matter what their start in life. Yet, as it stands, the current schools funding system fails to deliver.

Dear Colleague letter RE Corrie McKeague

Dear colleague, I have received numerous communications from Members across this House, with respect to the disappearance of a constituent of mine, 23 year old RAF Serviceman Corrie McKeague. I wanted to update you as to the current situation.

A helping hand to mental health

On Monday, the Prime Minister announced plans to “transform” attitudes towards mental health as well as the services available to patients, with a particular focus on children and young people.

One Year On: UK Cancer Strategy

As we enter the New Year, it is not often that your first thought for discussion is cancer. However, I recently took part in a House of Commons backbench debate to consider the Cancer Strategy one year on.

Obstacles and opportunities for our Eastern region

It is only usual that, on the eve of Christmas we reflect on the twelve months that have passed and think of our own New Year’s Resolutions. However this year, we end 2016 with a vastly different political landscape from the one that we began with.