Supporting New Businesses in Our Area

It's always great to be able to support a local business that's starting out or expanding, and I was delighted to join Kelly Leanne Jones from Oopsie Daisy's in her brand new cafe and play area in Loftus.

Listening to Residents in Guisborough

It was great to be out with a big team talking to people across Guisborough yesterday. Special thanks to the two Bens: Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor and Ben Bradley MP, who was the guest speaker at a fun fundraising dinner on Friday night!

A Community Asset for Loftus

One of the best things about our East Cleveland villages is the huge sense of community. Yesterday I was in Loftus to celebrate the beginning of Luke Senior Hall's new life after its transfer to that community from Beyond Housing UK.

A Promise Made, A Promise Delivered

Wonderful breaking news this morning that Teesside Airport has been officially SAVED! Well done to all involved in a truly remarkable campaign.

Great News for Valley Gardens

There's really good news for Saltburn today, as the Government has announced £40,000 for a new conservation management plan for Valley Gardens, Hazelgrove and Saltburn Gill.

Positive news as airport pressure pays off

I'm delighted that the hard work of Conservative, Liberal and Independent councillors on Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council looks like it has paid off today.

Chief Constable Resignation

Today’s breaking news that Chief Constable Veale’s has resigned from Cleveland Police is extraordinary and unacceptable. I have been the MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland for 18 months and we’re about to move on to my third Chief Constable in that time.

A Critical Week for Teesside

I was on the BBC’s Sunday Politics with Middlesbrough Mayor Dave Budd yesterday. He refused to commit to supporting Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen’s plan to save our airport.

Meeting some very brave women

Surgical mesh has had devastating consequences for a large number of people in the years after an operation, leaving them in profound discomfort.

Labour: the Party who failed our airport

Our Labour MPs have consistently rubbished the pledge made by Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor to deliver a rescue plan for Teesside Airport. They were wrong. Now their council leaders need to set things right.