An Extra £24 million for Education in the North East

The Education Secretary Damian Hinds will today announce a great new initiative - "Opportunity North East". For the third year in a row, ours is the highest performing region outside London for primary education - but this isn't translating into outcomes from secondary and post-16 education.

Helping Everyone who Rents

Parliament returns next week, and I’m working with the founder of The Big Issue, the amazing Lord John Bird, as a sponsor of his Creditworthiness Assessment Bill.

Reporting Back on My First Year as Your MP

**Coming to your letterbox this week**

This week my team and I are delivering my Annual Report, setting out my work across our constituency - together with My Plan for what we should be aiming for next. Keep an eye out for it, and please get in touch if you'd like to help!

Delivering Better Bus Services in East Cleveland

People in Brotton regularly tell me they need a bus service to the retail park in Skelton-in-Cleveland. I met Phil Smith, our area chief from Arriva North East to discuss the problem and hand over a petition signed by hundreds of local residents.

Congratulating Our NCS Volunteers

Young people from our area perform some amazing work as part of their time with the National Citizen Service (NCS). I was delighted to go to Macmillan Academy in Middlesbrough to award this year's NCS graduates their certificates.

Winning the Battle to Bring Green Jobs to Our Area

Carbon Capture and Storage is a green technology that has the potential to bring thousands of jobs to Teesside. The Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, and I are working flat out to make the case for the Government to help local industry to deliver it.

Lottery Funding Boost for East Cleveland Heritage

It was fantastic to join lots of friends from across the area yesterday at the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum to celebrate a £65,200 donation from the Heritage Lottery Fund!

Light Up for Liam - Get your wristband

Liam Hibbins from Skelton-in-Cleveland was only 26 when he was killed on the Coast Road in Redcar last autumn, leaving behind his family and fiancée, Beth. Out of this appalling tragedy has come something positive - the #LightupforLiam campaign.

Supporting Loftus Rainbows

I paid a really fun visit to 1st Loftus Guides yesterday evening to meet Emma Dacey and her great team of volunteers, who deliver an incredible programme of Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.

Backing Barry's Sleepout

Loftus Mayor Barry Hunt is doing something incredible this autumn to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.