News

New Data on The Marton Crawl

I've held really interesting talks with Steve Walker, the Managing Director of Stagecoach Bus in the North East. He shared some facts which show exactly why it is so important we sort out traffic congestion in south Middlesbrough - despite Middlesbrough Labour being in denial:

Investment in Medical Training on Teesside

I'm really delighted by the news that Newcastle University will be investing £1 million in partnership with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to enhance medical student training in our area.

Banging the Drum for Captain Cook

In the week we’ve heard the incredible news the wreck of James Cook’s ship The Endeavour may have been discovered off America, I am supporting the excellent campaign by the Trustees of the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Marton to bring home a precious artefact to the Museum.

Delivering a Better Countryside

I am a big supporter of our farming community and I was delighted to join the National Farmers' Union (NFU) for their event to celebrate Back British Farming Day in Parliament last week.

Saltburn Train Improvements Move A Big Step Closer

There's really positive news to share today - namely that following the meeting Ben Houchen - Tees Valley Mayor and I had with TransPennine Express earlier this month, Transport for the North have approved a franchise change that will see direct trains run to and from Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Manc

The Mighty Redcar

We've all been watching "The Mighty Redcar" on BBC Two, which covers the lives of some extraordinary young people. I've had the chance to get to know the narrator, Madison, over the last year, and for her the sky is the limit.

Skelton Industrial Estate Roads Update

One of the key issues raised by many residents I meet in Skelton In Cleveland is the state of the roads on Skelton Industrial Estate. I've seen it for myself on numerous occasions and have had regular updates from Councillor Cliff Foggo who has been working really hard to sort it out.

Great News for Saltburn Beach

I’m really proud to announce a big breakthrough for one of my campaigns today, which is the reduction of plastic waste on the beach at Saltburn. P D Ports, the operators of Teesport, have just become the FIRST port in the whole country to sign up to the British Plastics Federation “Operation Clea

Delivering Brexit Properly

The crucial Brexit negotiations are entering their decisive phase. I told BBC's The Today Programme why we should go all out to secure a Canada style Free Trade Agreement that would deliver a strong trade deal with the EU and honour what people on Teesside voted for.