My Reaction to the Brexit Deal

Honouring my promise to the voters of Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland is my chief responsibility. Alone of the six MPs on Teesside, I have been steadfast in working to deliver the Brexit local people voted for overwhelmingly in 2016.

Standing up for Teesside in Parliament

Today there was an important debate in Parliament about the future of the Mayoral Development Corporation site in Redcar. I had some spiky exchanges with Labour's Paul Williams and Mike Hill towards the end...

Loftus Remembers

Remembrance Sunday was truly memorable this year and it was a huge privilege to lay my wreath at Loftus this morning, with an enormous turnout that I know was mirrored at the ceremonies held across our area.

Remembrance Across Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

One hundred years from the end of the First World War, today I will be attending the Loftus Remembrance Day service. Over the last few days I have visited as many local memorials as possible to pay my respects.

Delivering for Hutton Ward

Excellent ward Councillor Graham Jeffery invited me to Hutton ward in Guisborough today to discuss a number of issues - the first of which was car parking all down the side of Hutton Village Road, which is a narrow road at the best of times.

Listening to Residents in Brotton


A lovely crisp day to be out talking to people in Brotton! Refuelling on some excellent Gosnay's Butchers sausage rolls and then back out this afternoon. If you’re not in when we call, please let me know your thoughts using the envelope provided

Enjoying Farm Life in Coulby Newham


Parliament's on a two day break and so I got to enjoy a visit to the lovely Newham Grange Farm in Coulby Newham today! There's loads to do, and I'm pictured with my smaller self meeting the pigs...

Bring Back Duty Free

In 1999, EU rules forced the UK to stop offering Duty Free within Europe. After Brexit in March, I think we should bring duty free back! It brought pleasure to millions of people and would boost jobs in airports and on ferries.

Budget Debate 2018 - Talking up Teesside in Parliament

In the week where Steve Gibson has rightly called out the local Labour Party for constantly running our area’s prospects down and risking investment, I used my Budget Speech to #talkupTeesside. 

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