Boris backs Freeports - A huge positive for Teesport!

I'm delighted that Boris Johnson has set out his support for Freeports if he becomes Prime Minister. This is something for which I have been campaigning alongside Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor right since we were elected, and would be a huge boost to jobs and growth.

An action-packed Tuesday!

Yesterday was absolutely jam-packed! I was proud to:

✅ Secure confirmation at Treasury Select Committee that Carbon Capture and Storage is essential for heavy industry on Teesside

Standing up for our local NHS

This morning the CQC has issued its report on South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, rating the Trust as Requires Improvement.

British Steel update - bids received

I’ve been in Doncaster this morning for the weekly meeting of the British Steel taskforce with Business Secretary Greg Clark, Ben Houchen Tees Valley Mayor, the company and the trade unions.

A local business growing rapidly

So many of our local firms are doing great things, and on Friday I visited FJ Booth Construction, the structural steelworks contractor led by local man Shaun Muir.

Thanking our Armed Forces

On Armed Forces Day, thank you to everyone who joined us at Saltburn Conservative & Unionist Club for a great party today in their honour! South Tees Conservatives were joined for a really fun afternoon by Ben Houchen,Tees Valley Mayor.

National Care Home Open Day

It was great to visit Park House Care Home in Guisborough today for National Care Home Open Day.

More great jobs news

When I visited the Sirius Minerals Woodsmith Mine last summer, I said it was going to help transform our local economy. Today we saw the latest evidence of this, with a further 150 jobs taking the number of people employed on the project to over 1,000.

A big focus on our local schools

On Wednesday I went to the Department for Education to meet Schools Minister Theo Agnew (pictured), who is responsible for the "Opportunity North East" programme for our local schools.

Net Zero 2050 - My Full Speech

I give a warm welcome to today’s legislation and to the Minister, who has taken this brief by the scruff of the neck since he was appointed, for which we are all grateful.