Welcome progress on a new secondary school for Middlesbrough

At Education Questions today I highlighted the totally unacceptable situation regarding the lack of secondary school places in Middlesbrough, and called for urgent action. A bid has been submitted for a new free school in Middlehaven.

A great team for Loftus

After a long week in London, it was great to be back in the constituency and to hold a really fun and productive surgery at the Loftus Community Hub. Thank you to everyone who came to share your thoughts on everything from Brexit to buses!

Keeping Middlesbrough Moving

Today I visited Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen to discuss the next steps for a possible rail solution to the Marton Crawl. I'm hopeful we can investigate the case for a new train station outside Nunthorpe with a park and ride for commuters from East Cleveland.

Who's your NHS hero?

Yesterday I went to the launch of the NHS Parliamentary Awards 2019, which celebrate outstanding teams and individual NHS England professionals.

You can nominate people for:

Lowest CO2 since 1888

A couple of weeks ago we had the story of school pupils going on “strike” over climate change. Today, it’s confirmed that U.K. CO2 emissions have fallen for the sixth year in a row, to the lowest level since 1888.

Speaking to Constituents


We’re at The Rudds Arms at the halfway point of a great day out listening to residents in Marton - lots of positive conversations about Conservatives’ vision for Middlesbrough!

School Places in Middlesbrough

I want to update you on the shortage of secondary school places in Middlesbrough that was reported yesterday. Some of the families affected are friends and I share their frustration and concern about what is a totally unacceptable situation.