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!

A great day out at the Klondike!

It was great to join so many friends for the amazing East Cleveland Klondike today - including lots of Conservative council candidates at the heart of their communities.

Guisborough Shop Break Ins

Many of you will have seen the shocking photos of the shop break-ins from Guisborough over the last two nights.

A walking bus for Nunthorpe?

Lots of Nunthorpe residents are concerned about school parking, which affects not only parents but anyone who struggles to get into and out of their homes at peak times.

Thanking our submariners

This April we mark the 50th anniversary of the Continuous At Sea Nuclear Deterrent, and it was a privilege to pay tribute to thousands of submariners on behalf of our constituency in Parliament this week.

Teesside on the rise

Over the last couple of years, we’ve become used to the drumbeat of good news stories about our local economy. Government backing for this giant new power station is another really important example.