Focus on East Cleveland Secondary Schools in Parliament

I was delighted to secure a debate in Westminster Hall on 21st May to raise the challenges faced by East Cleveland secondary schools in parliament. You can watch the debate in full here, or read the transcript of my speech and the Minister's response below.

Defending Our Steelworkers

While new ownership is sought for British Steel, the overwhelming priority of everyone is to keep its plants open and people in work, and that was my message in Parliament this afternoon.

British Steel Update

The announcement that British Steel has placed itself into insolvency is an absolute hammer-blow for steel workers and their families. My number one priority is to ensure a sustainable future for the operations at Skinningrove and Lackenby.

Support for British Steel

We all know the crucial importance of the British Steel Special Profiles business to the East Cleveland economy. It’s a great plant staffed by highly skilled and dedicated workers, and works hand-in-glove with the Caterpillar factory next door, which is its primary customer.

The Jobs Revolution

We've become so used to really strong jobs data over the last few years that there's a danger of taking it for granted. But this is happening for a reason, because Conservatives are making the right choices supporting businesses and lowering taxes:

Happy 150th Birthday to Saltburn pier

Huge congratulations to everyone involved with Saltburn Pier as we celebrate its 150th birthday this weekend! There are events all day, starting at 10am.

The Pier has only been maintained and improved to reach this huge Birthday thanks to the love and hard work of lots of local people.

Important update on Laurence Jackson School

Parents and pupils across Guisborough will be concerned this morning about Ofsted’s report on Laurence Jackson School.

I have arranged to meet the Head Teacher and Chairman of Governors next Friday, as well as Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.

Exposing Labour's Brexit Lie

Yesterday one of our Teesside Labour MPs endorsed a tweet attacking “Leave w***ers”. For me, this was an insult too far.

Breaking a 300 year old record!

? The U.K. energy grid has just gone a whole week without burning any coal, a historic achievement.

Last week, the Committee on Climate Change formally endorsed the campaign I have been leading for us to become carbon neutral (“net zero”) by 2050.

Sharing local experiences of business rates

Yesterday's meeting of the Treasury Select Committee focused on business rates and provided chance to feed back some experiences of business owners I have spoken to across Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland - you can see how I am able to feedback your thoughts during these meetings in the vid