The Queen's Speech

When people voted in the EU referendum, they voted for a better future for this country. But years of delay and indecision by politicians means the change they hoped for hasn’t yet been delivered.

Herald Column: October 10

So this week Parliament really did prorogue on Tuesday ahead of the Queen’s Speech on Monday when the Government’s programme for the forthcoming year will be set out following on from a lot of positive commitments made in last month’s Spending Review.

Weekly look ahead: 8th October

My weekly video where I talk about ‘Clean-Air Zones’ around schools, meeting with International Development Secretary Alok Sharma and presenting him with the fantastic work done by the pupils of Eastbrook Primary Academy, the climate change event at Ropetackle, my take on the ‘Henriques Report’ a

Women's Mental Health

It was a privilege to speak in the debate on ‘Women’s Mental Health’ in the Chamber, where I spoke about the impact that perinatal mental health is having on the mental health of generations of women in this country.

Herald Column: October 3

So, I am at my desk in Westminster writing my column rather than at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester because Opposition MPs voted against a short recess after the Supreme Court ruling requiring Parliament to continue sitting.

Act 4 Clean Air

Together with colleagues from across the political divide, I'm calling on the Government to include a 'Clean Air Bill' in the Queen's Speech - as part of the 'Clean Air for All' Campaign.

Weekly look ahead: 1st October

My weekly video where I talk about the increasingly unpleasant tone and ugliness of debate in the House of Commons and across the country - of course not helped by a Labour MP, Ian Lavery, saying he wanted me “kicked out like a dog in the night” at a recent Labour Party event in Shoreham.