Cracking Down on Crime in East Cleveland

East Cleveland residents will be aware of an individual who is a serious repeat offender in committing burglaries and robberies in Lingdale, Skelton-in-Cleveland and Loftus, re-offending almost as quickly as he is released. I will not name him here and please do not do so in the comments below.

Celebrating Women in Public Life

One hundred years from the election of the first woman to the House of Commons, I joined my friend Kemi Badenoch MP to review the stunning exhibition of photos of every current female MP that has just opened. Kemi is pictured in front of her own portrait.

Marton Crawl Update

The fight to solve the Marton Crawl continues, and on Friday I held really good talks with passionate campaigners determined to ensure we get the right solution. This seems a good time to share a number of important updates:

1) Southern Cross junction improvements

Debating the Future - A visit to Nunthorpe Academy

At the end of a very testing week, it was great to join the sixth form at Nunthorpe Academy to talk about the big issues of the future, from climate change to abortion law to (inevitably!) Brexit. These sessions are one of the best parts of being an MP.

2018 Christmas Card Competition - The Results!

On Friday I paid a lovely visit to Highcliffe Primary School. in Guisborough to celebrate the work of pupil Mollie Humble, who produced a stunning design 'Guisborough at Christmas' for the front of my Christmas Cards!

Telling truth to power in the Brexit debate

I campaigned and voted to leave the EU, and we must leave properly. The Prime Minister’s Brexit proposals risk leaving the U.K. trapped as a rule-taker from Brussels, needing the EU’s permission to escape the “backstop”. I believe this would be an historic mistake.

Our Airport: A Promise Delivered - Please Back Ben's Plan!

The breaking news that Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, has agreed a deal to rescue our airport is amazing, and I know will be hugely welcomed across our constituency.

Ben made a promise to buy Durham Tees Valley airport and he has delivered.