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Loftus Remembers

Remembrance Sunday was truly memorable this year and it was a huge privilege to lay my wreath at Loftus this morning, with an enormous turnout that I know was mirrored at the ceremonies held across our area.

Remembrance Across Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

One hundred years from the end of the First World War, today I will be attending the Loftus Remembrance Day service. Over the last few days I have visited as many local memorials as possible to pay my respects.

Delivering for Hutton Ward

Excellent ward Councillor Graham Jeffery invited me to Hutton ward in Guisborough today to discuss a number of issues - the first of which was car parking all down the side of Hutton Village Road, which is a narrow road at the best of times.

Listening to Residents in Brotton

 

A lovely crisp day to be out talking to people in Brotton! Refuelling on some excellent Gosnay's Butchers sausage rolls and then back out this afternoon. If you’re not in when we call, please let me know your thoughts using the envelope provided

Enjoying Farm Life in Coulby Newham

 

Parliament's on a two day break and so I got to enjoy a visit to the lovely Newham Grange Farm in Coulby Newham today! There's loads to do, and I'm pictured with my smaller self meeting the pigs...

Bring Back Duty Free

In 1999, EU rules forced the UK to stop offering Duty Free within Europe. After Brexit in March, I think we should bring duty free back! It brought pleasure to millions of people and would boost jobs in airports and on ferries.

Budget Debate 2018 - Talking up Teesside in Parliament

In the week where Steve Gibson has rightly called out the local Labour Party for constantly running our area’s prospects down and risking investment, I used my Budget Speech to #talkupTeesside. 

WATCH above to see me:

Remembrance Week

This is a very special Remembrance week, and people across our area are marking it in a way worthy of the centenary anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Helping Our High Streets to Thrive

Our high streets lie at the heart of local life and support millions of jobs. I visited Julie Craig, owner of the fantastic Cafe Creations in Skelton-in-Cleveland, to talk about how Conservatives one-third cut in business rates will help local shops and cafes.