Speeches in Parliament

Telling truth to power in the Brexit debate

I campaigned and voted to leave the EU, and we must leave properly. The Prime Minister’s Brexit proposals risk leaving the U.K. trapped as a rule-taker from Brussels, needing the EU’s permission to escape the “backstop”. I believe this would be an historic mistake.

My Reaction to the Brexit Deal

Honouring my promise to the voters of Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland is my chief responsibility. Alone of the six MPs on Teesside, I have been steadfast in working to deliver the Brexit local people voted for overwhelmingly in 2016.

Tackling Loneliness

Loneliness is a serious issue that damages so many people's emotional and physical health. Yesterday, I spoke at the launch of the Government's new strategy to help combat it.

Holding the Government to account on Brexit

Ahead of the crucial Cabinet meeting at Chequers on Friday about our future relationship with the EU, Simon Clarke MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland pressed the Prime Minister to confirm that the UK will not find ourselves in a Norway-style situation after Brexit.

Simon Clarke MP welcomes Prime Minister’s commitment to Boulby miners

Simon Clarke MP has welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s commitment today that the Government will do everything it can to support the 230 workers at risk of losing their jobs at Cleveland Potash – and in particular her announcement that Business Secretary Greg Clark will look into repurposing s

Government publishing Clean Growth Strategy

The prospect of Carbon Capture and Storage bringing thousands of jobs to Teesside moved a step closer yesterday as the Government published its Clean Growth Strategy.