Sirius Minerals

The Woodsmith Mine is a project that has great potential not just for Whitby but for our economy here on Teesside.

Today’s news is clearly unwelcome but it will keep all options open as the company seeks to unlock the credit it needs.

Why the humiliating Brexit extension Bill must be defeated

The alliance of Labour, Liberals, Scottish Nationalists and hardline Remain Conservatives who want to remove No Deal as an option in all scenarios have published their Bill. Tomorrow, they will seek to win time on Wednesday for it to be debated.

A huge funding boost for schools

I’ve warmly welcomed Boris Johnson’s announcement of a major increase in school funding. Next year the education budget will rise by £2.6 billion and the year after that it will go up by a further £4.8 billion.

Guisborough Hospital Update

I want to provide an update this morning about Guisborough Hospital. There are several facts you need to know:

1) NHS South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group remains totally committed to the £4m redevelopment of our Hospital. There has been no change to their plan.

Summer Constituency Tour

Thank you to everyone in Loftus, Saltburn, Hemlington and Coulby Newham for taking the time to talk today as part of my late summer constituency tour. A fun and interesting day!

Labour plotting to stop No Deal

I’ve found the spectacle of all the Remain parties conspiring today seriously frustrating.

If we don’t keep no deal on the table, how do they think we’re ever going to get a fair deal? Furthermore, we didn’t vote to leave “only if we can get a deal”.

Celebrating Easington Scarecrows

Easington is a lovely village and Scarecrow Saturday is a true Bank Holiday tradition! It was great to join everyone to see the displays and to draw the raffle (and eat a few thousand calories in scones!).

Celebrating the success of NCS with Imagine You Can

Since my election in 2017 I have been proud to support the endeavours of hundreds of young people from across our area who have taken part in the NCS - National Citizen Service programmes.

Roseberry Parkway: a Transport breakthrough

Today marks the launch of a major joint campaign by Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston, the Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Council, Mary Lanigan, and myself.

Conservatives delivering Brexit vs Labour trying to stop it

Today the Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay has signed into law the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 with effect from 31 October. Under Boris Johnson, the Conservatives are committed to leaving the EU on that date, with or without a deal.