Speeches in Parliament

Nissan: The Facts

Yesterday in Parliament I set out the facts about Nissan’s decision not to produce the X-Trail in Sunderland. Not one job is going to be lost at the plant, and the three core models, the Qashqai, Juke SUV and electric Leaf are all going to be made there in huge quantities.

Brexit update and my question to the Prime Minister today

Last night Parliament voted that the Prime Minister should return to the EU to fix the backstop. We need serious changes to the draft Withdrawal Agreement that are legally binding, and that is what she has pledged to seek.

Taking on Fly-tipping in Guisborough

There have been some shocking examples of fly tipping around Guisborough recently and today I raised the issue in Parliament. I highlighted Wilton Lane and the Moor Road, but there are other examples like Walton Terrace.

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