Bring Back Duty Free

In 1999, EU rules forced the UK to stop offering Duty Free within Europe. After Brexit in March, I think we should bring duty free back! It brought pleasure to millions of people and would boost jobs in airports and on ferries.

Budget Debate 2018 - Talking up Teesside in Parliament

In the week where Steve Gibson has rightly called out the local Labour Party for constantly running our area’s prospects down and risking investment, I used my Budget Speech to #talkupTeesside. 

WATCH above to see me:

Remembrance Week

This is a very special Remembrance week, and people across our area are marking it in a way worthy of the centenary anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Helping Our High Streets to Thrive

Our high streets lie at the heart of local life and support millions of jobs. I visited Julie Craig, owner of the fantastic Cafe Creations in Skelton-in-Cleveland, to talk about how Conservatives one-third cut in business rates will help local shops and cafes.

What does Budget 2018 mean for Teesside?

There's hugely welcome news for our area in the Budget today - most importantly that the Chancellor has pledged £14 million to prepare specific sites for two major new metals projects to move into the Mayoral Development Corporation site at Redcar.

Great News for Young Rail Travellers

In last year's Budget, the Government announced a new railcard to give 4.5 million young people one-third off their rail fares. On top of the existing railcard for 18-25 year olds, there is now a dedicated railcard for 26-30 year olds too.