Tackling Bank Branch Closures

In the last eighteen months the last bank branch has closed in Loftus and NatWest have closed in Guisborough. I am determined we should act to maintain access to financial services in small towns and villages.

Tackling Loneliness

Loneliness is a serious issue that damages so many people's emotional and physical health. Yesterday, I spoke at the launch of the Government's new strategy to help combat it.

A Great Start Up Business - My Visit to MB Preloved Dolls Houses

I love visiting new businesses across our area and this week it was great to join Mandy Blackett, the owner of MB Preloved Dolls Houses, Furniture & Accessories, in Loftus! Mandy has set up shop selling lovingly crafted dolls houses and furniture. 

An Extra £24 million for Education in the North East

The Education Secretary Damian Hinds will today announce a great new initiative - "Opportunity North East". For the third year in a row, ours is the highest performing region outside London for primary education - but this isn't translating into outcomes from secondary and post-16 education.

Helping Everyone who Rents

Parliament returns next week, and I’m working with the founder of The Big Issue, the amazing Lord John Bird, as a sponsor of his Creditworthiness Assessment Bill.

Reporting Back on My First Year as Your MP

**Coming to your letterbox this week**

This week my team and I are delivering my Annual Report, setting out my work across our constituency - together with My Plan for what we should be aiming for next. Keep an eye out for it, and please get in touch if you'd like to help!