It was a pleasure to visit CATCH last week with Lia Nici MP. We discussed the interests of CATCH members, the future of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), devolution, skills and training.

Thanks and appreciation to Bowmandale School

I was delighted to visit Bowmandale School in Barton to congratulate staff for their remarkable efforts to ensure that the School remained open for children of key workers during lockdown and in recent weeks to allow more pupils to return has we make a phased return to normality.

The voice of Wooton will be heard

I understand and share the concerns of Wootton residents surrounding the recent major planning application for 90 houses.

"Let's Stick Together" to beat Covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic has changed our way of life dramatically. People are being asked to make sacrifices and alter their lives in ways that they have never before experienced and perhaps never anticipated. 

My Contribution to the 2020 Budget Debate

I begin my contribution, as my right hon. Friend Chris Grayling did his, by acknowledging that this debate takes place under the shadow of the crisis that we all face.

Grimsby to be home to new innovative green energy initiative

Yesterday, Grimsby MP Lia Nici and I welcomed Business Minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, to Grimsby to announce a £90 million programme to clean-up heavy industry on the Humber. This new initiative will harness electricity generated in the North Sea to power a new hydrogen economy.