Bromsgrove Advertiser Column: Futureproofing

At Stoke Prior Steam Rally recently it was fantastic to see the magnificent Victorian engines which once drove our country. It led me to reflect on the absolute importance of securing Britain’s position as the place to do business, if we are to deliver top public services into the future.

Bromsgrove Standard Column: Backing Working People

This week I led on the Government Bill to reform trade union rules. The As we get Britain back to work, with unemployment in Bromsgrove now just 1%, it’s important that we ensure everyone who wants to work can work. We also need to make sure that those who want to strike have a mandate to best represent workers views.

Bromsgrove Advertiser Column: Tackling the European Migrant Crisis

A number of constituents have asked me for an update on the desperate plight of migrants in Europe. Photos reveal a shocking situation as adults and children risk their lives in search of safety and stability. Our response as part of the international community is therefore of the utmost moral and humanitarian importance.

Bromsgrove Advertiser Column: Community Sport

It is now three years since the momentous opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. It therefore seems fitting to reflect on the important role of sport in our community.

Bromsgrove Advertiser Column: Countering Extremism

Last week the Prime Minister made a strong and poignant speech in Birmingham on countering extremism. As we see the terrible images of terrorism around the world and hear reports of British teenagers leaving home to join the jihadis, it is clear that more action is needed to root out this poisonous ideology.

Bromsgrove Standard Column: Midlands Engine

This week marks the adjournment of Parliament for Summer Recess. It’s a great time to spend more time back home in Bromsgrove catching up with constituents, reflecting on the first months of this Conservative Government, and like my four children (the eldest currently awaiting her GCSE results), anticipating the new term ahead.