Cross-border work for our planet

I had a really positive meeting with the Italian Ambassador Raffaele Trombetta and our Energy Minister Chris Skidmore on Monday.

Majorca flights from Teesside - great news from Ben Houchen!

There's fantastic news from Ben Houchen, our Tees Valley Mayor this morning as flights to Majorca are going to return from next summer.

This is a huge step forward with Teesside Airport's rebirth and just shows what can be achieved. The clouds are parting in every sense of the word!

Labour announce they want to cancel Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn has announced today that Labour want a second referendum and would campaign to REMAIN in the EU.

In the space of two years, Labour have gone from promising to respect the largest vote in our country’s history to calling for it to be cancelled.

Boris out and about in Guisborough!

It was great to welcome Boris Johnson to our constituency today ahead of the North East hustings in Darlington! Walking up Westgate in Guisborough, he had the chance to talk to local people about issues from Brexit to British Steel. His connection with the public is simply second to none.

Restoring police officer numbers

I warmly welcome today’s pledge from Boris Johnson that he will boost police officer numbers by 20,000 if he is elected as party leader and Prime Minister this month.

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.