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Community Champions - Introducing more great council candidates

People at the heart of community life are fantastic representatives on the Council. Following last week’s introduction of our ex-military personnel, I want to introduce the next group of people who’ll be standing to champion many of YOUR home areas in May.

Cleveland's recovering wildlife

I paid an amazing visit to the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, whose volunteers are restoring our barn owl population across Cleveland. From just two breeding pairs of these magnificent birds a few years ago, we are now up to 35.

Championing Our Area

After a phenomenal start to 2019, from saving Teesside Airport to sealing the deal for the Tata land in Redcar, it was good to pay tribute to our Tess Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen in Parliament yesterday. It was great to hear the Government's full support in reply!



Cleveland Police: The Facts, The Funding and The Future

Last night I met the Home Secretary Sajid Javid to discuss Cleveland Police. I requested this after the resignation of Chief Constable Mike Veale, the latest in a long line of scandals that have crippled the Force.

Supporting Ocean Revival 2020

I'm supporting former Royal Marine Joel, from Marton, who came to tell me about Ocean Revival 2020, an incredible challenge he's undertaking with three fellow Marines next year to row across the Atlantic, from the Brooklyn Bridge in New York to Tower Bridge in London - a journey that will take th

Helping out at The Unicorn Centre

It was great to go back to see my friends at the RDA Unicorn Centre in Hemlington yesterday with a donation of 40 bags of postcrete to help repair their drive. My share of the donation was kindly matched by Green And Son Builders Merchant from Lingdale!

Thanking those who protect us

At a tough time for Cleveland Police, it was good to be able to thank Sergeant Whitlock and his team for the hard work they put in on our behalf at my surgery at Tesco Coulby Newham on Friday.