Conservatives in Government


Budget 2017

I very much welcome the Chancellor's Budget announcements, particularly the Stamp Duty reform that will mean 80% of first time buyers not having to pay any Stamp Duty at all. 

FACT: Animals are sentient

No, MPs did not vote that animals aren't sentient. A few mischief makers are out on social media claiming Conservatives voted against animals being sentient. This is not true.

New discount rail card for 26-30 year olds

I very much welcome the Chancellor's announcement of a new discount rail card for 26-30 year olds, meaning 33% off rail fares, helping to keep the cost of living down for around 4.5 million more people, which will hopefully launch in spring 2018.

Letting Fees: Banned!

Today, we will publish a new draft bill to ban letting fees for tenants in England. We are working to protect renters to ensure that they are not hit by surprise fees and costly upfront fees.

New measures to support our GPs

Many constituents have approached me in recent months about the pressures in general practice – historic underfunding relative to the rest of the NHS has combined with rising patient numbers, higher patient expectations and the increasingly complex needs of an ageing society.

Banning Live Animal Exports

Delighted to be in House of Commons today supporting Theresa Villiers for Chipping Barnet's Private Member's Bill to ban live animal exports.

The Bill would prohibit the export of live farmed animals for slaughter or fattening; and for connected purposes.