Championing better train services

I'm a big supporter of the cross-party campaign to deliver huge investment in rail transport in the north, led by The Northern Powerhouse Partnership.

Congratulations to Harry and Meghan

Some lovely news to end the Bank Holiday weekend, and I look forward to congratulating the Duke and Duchess in Parliament tomorrow. As for bets on the name, I’m guessing Philip - but we’ll see!

Talking very frankly with the BBC

I was a guest on today's BBC Sunday Politics. I spoke from the heart about how strongly I feel about honouring my promises. I don't think this month's European elections should be taking place, I won't campaign in them, and I won't support a Customs Union with the EU.

Working together for Nunthorpe

Thank you to Nunthorpe Community Council for a really fun morning at The Avenue play area today! I was joined at the Easter Fair by your two fantastic Conservative candidates, Mieka Smiles and Michael King, and we all enjoyed talking to lots of different stallholders.

Happy Easter everyone

From my family to yours, a very Happy Easter! And a happy birthday to my wonderful and very patient wife Hannah too. 

Lovely to support the fantastic new icecream emporium outside The Seaview Restaurant in Saltburn on its very first day of business - what a great opening day!

Your vote for our area's future

Many of you will be completing your postal votes this Easter weekend. As I sent mine off, I wanted to say this: your vote really matters for who runs our councils, and the ambition and priorities they set for our area.

Strong voices for Belmont Ward

It’s brilliant when local people with huge knowledge and experience from other walks of life put themselves forward as council candidates and want to use their skills to help make our area an even better place to live.

A plan to help Redcar & Cleveland thrive

Today postal votes are landing across Teesside. I joined Councillor Steve Turner at Redcar and Cleveland Council to set out local Conservatives’ positive plan to deliver a better future in partnership with Ben Houchen, our fantastic Tees Valley Mayor!

More great memories from the Klondike

Everyone who was involved in making the Klondike such a fantastic celebration of our area on Sunday deserves a huge thank you, I hope everyone enjoyed their day as much as I did!