What can a Freeport do?

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

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.

Listening to residents

I’ve been out with some of my amazing volunteers in Marton Manor this afternoon, talking about local and national issues. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share your thoughts!

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.

Boris wins by 2 to 1

Boris Johnson has just been announced as our next Prime Minister.

Our Economy: The Facts

Labour have a narrative where everything keeps getting worse. It’s not helpful - and more importantly, it’s just not true.

This month’s latest figures from Office for National Statistics show:

Dialogue at the American Embassy

When it comes to incredible buildings, I can't remember many more impressive than the new United States Embassy to the UK. I visited last night with a group of colleagues to discuss a range of Anglo-American issues, and it is truly a remarkable place.

Tacking ambulance response times in East Cleveland

Improving ambulance response times can make the difference between life and death. As your MP, I am keenly focused on this issue - especially in East Cleveland where population sparsity is a challenge.

An exciting new approach to East Clevelnad buses

I know how important it is to improve public transport connections across rural East Cleveland. This is an issue I have discussed extensively with Arriva and I was personally disappointed by their recent decision relating to changes to the 5/5A service east of Skelton.