Love Your Heart

When did you last have your blood pressure checked? I popped into the brilliant Marton Pharmacy on Friday as part of the #loveyourHeartCNE campaign.

A fantastic community effort in Stewart Park

I was out and about with my little boy Ed when we bumped into all the team cleaning up Stewart Park, Middlesbrough. This was a fantastic effort and it was great to see so many friends, including Maria Cairns-Lord, Carolyn Dodds, Jon Rathmell, Dave James Tate and Jan Mohan!

The very best of the NHS in action

On Friday night I was privileged to join Mr Chew and the A&E team at James Cook University Hospital for their night shift. It was an incredible behind the scenes insight into a world most of us never get to see.

Next steps on Brexit and tonight's (minor) drama

I’ve written for The Gazette about why I’m standing up for Brexit, the type of deal we need to fight for and why we must keep “no deal” on the table. You can read the article here.

Community Champions - Introducing more great council candidates

People at the heart of community life are fantastic representatives on the Council. Following last week’s introduction of our ex-military personnel, I want to introduce the next group of people who’ll be standing to champion many of YOUR home areas in May.

Cleveland's recovering wildlife

I paid an amazing visit to the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, whose volunteers are restoring our barn owl population across Cleveland. From just two breeding pairs of these magnificent birds a few years ago, we are now up to 35.