Westminster News

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Please find below 'Dear Colleague' letters that I have received from different Government Departments, and letters from other important bodies, regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), which I trust will be of help in answering many of the questions local people have relating to the package of support b

Police Federation’s parliamentary reception

It was really useful to attend the Police Federation’s parliamentary reception to catch up on the work they are doing in representing the views of police officers and wider police related staff from across the country.

The Woodland Trust parliamentary reception

I enjoyed attending the Woodland Trust’s parliamentary reception the other week to find out more about plans for increasing tree cover in the future, in particular as part of our strategy to help tackle climate change - with so many stunning woodland areas locally, it was useful to talk about how

It's World Book Day

As part of World Book Day, I was delighted to attend a parliamentary event to celebrate the books that have been chosen this year.

ParkLives event

It was good to learn more about ParkLives at their recent reception in Parliament - a great initiative, which offers free activities for all in local parks.

‘Fairtrade’ reception

Recently, I attended a parliamentary reception on ‘Fairtrade’ to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight and hear from cocoa farmers from across the world, particularly female farmers, who fight against the gender pay gap.

National Lottery Community Fund:

I’m really supportive of the great work done by The National Lottery Community Fund which is the largest funder of community projects in the UK.

‘2020 Rural Shop Report’ launch

I was pleased to attend the Association of Convenience Stores’ launch of the ‘2020 Rural Shop Report’ recently in Parliament.