Chief Constable Resignation

Today’s breaking news that Chief Constable Veale’s has resigned from Cleveland Police is extraordinary and unacceptable. I have been the MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland for 18 months and we’re about to move on to my third Chief Constable in that time.

A Critical Week for Teesside

I was on the BBC’s Sunday Politics with Middlesbrough Mayor Dave Budd yesterday. He refused to commit to supporting Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen’s plan to save our airport.

Meeting some very brave women

Surgical mesh has had devastating consequences for a large number of people in the years after an operation, leaving them in profound discomfort.

Labour: the Party who failed our airport

Our Labour MPs have consistently rubbished the pledge made by Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor to deliver a rescue plan for Teesside Airport. They were wrong. Now their council leaders need to set things right.

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.

A Key Moment for Our Future

This time next week, the Labour leaders of the five Tees Valley councils will vote on the most significant investment package in Teesside in our lifetimes. There is no overstating the importance of this: what is on offer will be genuinely transformational.

Listening to Voters

I promised when I was elected I would be a listening MP and it was great to meet so many of you on the doorstep in Brotton at the weekend - thank you to everyone who shared their views about both local and national issues!

Brexit - A Crucial Fortnight Ahead

Ahead of what is going to be a crucial fortnight in Parliament I wanted to lay out for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland residents (in as balanced a way as possible) what to expect over the next two weeks.