Local News

A great new local distillery

Yesterday I went to Daisy Distillery in Skelton. This is where Cleveland Way Gin is produced by Steve and his wife Gail, filled with the best local ingredients.

Fighting for justice for Luke

I met my constituent Luke Mason at my surgery recently to discuss the appalling injuries he suffered during a hit and run incident in Middlesbrough town centre in October 2017.

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!

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.

Woodgate's first home match

It was great to be at the Riverside for the first home league game of the Woodgate era today! The second picture below shows the fantastic banner from Red Faction - Ultras Boro.

Better children's heart services for the North East

Today the Government has announced £41.7m to improve paediatric cardiac care in our region as part of a £1.8bn package of extra NHS investment.

The money will go to the specialist facilities in Newcastle that provide this level of care to children across the North East.

What can a Freeport do?

It's been brilliant to see everyone's enthusiasm for a freeport for Teesside following yesterday's announcement.