Herald column April 12th 2018

We have some great residents’ associations and special interest groups around the constituency which usually meet during the week and invariably I miss them when I am at Westminster. So I have been using the opportunity of the Easter recess to catch up on some of them.

Herald column April 5th

Many readers will have heard of The Great Get Together Weekend which was established in memory of my former colleague Jo Cox MP who was murdered back in 2016.

Herald column March 29th 2018

The Herald has reported on the outcry over the review of the way the Community Safety Partnership is funded by the Police Crime and Commissioner.

Herald column March 22nd 2018

There is a saying that a lie has travelled half way round the world before the truth has got his boots on.

Herald column March 8th 2018

Last week at PMQs I had the opportunity to ask the PM about the ongoing anomaly where train operating companies are not obliged to pass on to passengers the compensation they receive from Network Rail when delays and cancellations are caused by problems on the line rather than of their own making

Herald Column March 1st 2018

At the end of last week I spent a few days at the United Nations in New York as part of an assembly of international Parliamentarians.

Cold Weather Payments

During periods of very cold weather, payments are made by the Government to help people pay for extra heating costs.

Herald Column 22 February 2018

On July 5th 2018, the NHS will celebrate its 70th birthday. Working alongside a range of partners, NHS England and NHS Improvement are putting together a programme of events to mark the milestone.

Herald column 15 February 2018

Last week I took the opportunity to visit the Southampton branch of IKEA to meet senior managers and grill them about how on earth they think a new store at New Monks Farm won't completely snarl up the A27.