Westminster News

A Great New Brexit Deal

It is marvellous news that we have a good new Brexit Deal that will allow us to take back control and leave the EU on 31 October.

Clean energy overtakes fossil fuels

If you're like me, you'll have been driven mad by the Extinction Rebellion people parading around London this week - not least because they're costing millions to police and taking thousands of officers from across the country away from fighting crime.

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.

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.

Delivering for Teesside at the Treasury

This summer is the hardest-working of my life as I get fully settled into my role as a Treasury minister, and I thought it would be worth setting out a bit more about my responsibilities.

Proper sentencing and more prison places

I’ve welcomed the announcement by Boris Johnson that he will end the policy of automatic early release for criminals and build 10,000 more prison places. The first new prison in the £2.5bn programme will be HMP Full Sutton in Yorkshire.

Day One at the Treasury!

Thank you for all your kind messages over the last 48 hours - I really appreciate them. It’s been a very busy and productive first day in my new job, getting to meet the team of civil servants and fellow ministers.

Joining the Government

It’s a huge honour to have been asked to join the Government today by the Prime Minister. I have been appointed Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, working under the Chancellor Sajid Javid.

20,000 More Police

?‍♀️?‍♂️ We're starting a national campaign to deliver more frontline officers to make our streets safer. I'm absolutely delighted that over the next three years, we will recruit 20,000 more police.