News

Delivering Brexit Properly

The crucial Brexit negotiations are entering their decisive phase. I told BBC's The Today Programme why we should go all out to secure a Canada style Free Trade Agreement that would deliver a strong trade deal with the EU and honour what people on Teesside voted for.

Family Fun at Guisborough Forest Festival

I was delighted to be able to support this year's Guisborough Forest Festival, joining thousands of people to see all the different stalls and craftwork - and celebrate the hard work of the Friends of Guisborough Forest & Walkway throughout the year.

Celebrating 20 Years of Caterpillar in East Cleveland

Caterpillar's plant at Skinningrove is one of the great underappreciated success stories of our area. This autumn marks 20 years since it opened, and it has produced 22 million track shoes for heavy machinery in that time, using steel produced right next door by British Steel.

Guisborough Hospital - A Meeting with the Health Secretary

Guisborough General Hospital has been in the news a lot recently and I'm really pleased that our local health chiefs have emphasised their plans for the redevelopment work remain unchanged despite this summer's delay.

Sirius Minerals - Visiting the Lockwood Beck site

Last week I showed you my visit to the colossal new Woodsmith Mine. A really important part of the project is being delivered  at Lockwood Beck in East Cleveland – you’ll have seen it if you’re driving by on the A171.

Getting a Fair Deal for Savers

As a member of the Treasury Select Committee, I’m determined to fight to ensure our financial system works for all of us. This week, I quizzed the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, about why high street banks aren’t passing on interest rate rises to savers.

Small Businesses Expansion in Skelton

Last week, Councillor Cliff Foggo and I welcomed Treasury Minister Rob Jenrick to Skelton-in-Cleveland to visit two great businesses on the industrial estate, Wcib Marketing and Homeware Essentials. 

Galley Hill Development - Securing Local Infrastructure

It’s really important new homes have the infrastructure they need to succeed, and benefit new and current residents alike.

I met representatives of Taylor Wimpey today to raise an issue highlighted by Hutton ward councillors, Caroline Jackson, Alma Thrower and Graham Jeffery.