Westminster News

Have the Greeks lost their Marbles?

Earlier this year I took a few hours out from a visit to UNICEF refugee facilities in Athens to have a look round the Acropolis Museum. I was one of just over 1.4m visitors who did the same last year and I paid five Euros for the privilege.

Securing a trade deal with Canada

The Prime Minister’s visit to Canada today is not only about recognising our past but also looking ahead to our bright future. 

Youth unemployment has been cut by over 400,000

As former Children's Minister, I am so happy to see more young people in work. After the 2008 crash the situation was truly awful for young people and many faced long-term unemployment. Thankfully recent stats show that youth unemployment rate is now 12.5% down from 22.5% in 2011.

Tim Loughton wears it pink for breast cancer fundraiser

Tim Loughton MP (East Worthing & Shoreham), has dressed in pink to lend his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20 October and raise vital funds for breast cancer

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Great Repeal Bill

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, more commonly known as the Great Repeal Bill, is a Bill to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and place all EU law brought in over the past 44 years into domestic UK law.

Meeting with Equal Civil Partnership

This week I met representatives from Equal Civil Partnership to discuss my Private Members Bill that will create equal civil partnerships and correct the current inequality within the law that prevents heterosexual couples from entering into civil partnerships.


Delighted to have handed in cross-party #Waspi APPG Bill with colleagues yesterday. The Bill is being presented today. The fight continues #NotGoingAway. The Bill is what is known as a Presentation Bill and can be tabled at any time by a MP.