Brooke Weston Academy visits Westminster:

It was great to meet so many engaged and interested students from Brooke Weston Academy during their recent visit to the Houses of Parliament. Young people always ask the toughest questions and there were many good examples during our discussion!

Oundle North Bridge repairs - pressing for progress

Having campaigned hard alongside local residents and councillors for the repairs to the North Bridge in Oundle, and having secured Government funding to get the works done, I, like many others, am disappointed to see the slow progress and delays on this.

‘Prorogation’ explained

A number of constituents have understandably been in touch with me in respect of the much talked about end of the previous parliamentary session - referred to as ‘prorogation’ - which has now begun. I therefore thought it might be useful to set out the position.  

‘Make it your business’ event

Promoting and supporting women who are making their first steps in business is something that I am proud to champion. That’s why I will be officially launching the new branch of the women’s networking and support group, “Make It Your Business”, in Corby & East Northamptonshire next month.

Countryside Alliance Awards 2020

The annual Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, is open for public nomination and I urge local people to get nominating! Our local businessmen and women work hard to help keep Britain thriving and our local produce and rural enterprises are second to none.

BookTrust ‘Time to Read Campaign’

This month, BookTrust is reaching over 700,000 reception aged children with a fantastic book and fun activities to enjoy and share at home as part of the ‘Time to Read’ campaign. We all recognise the importance of reading for a young person’s development and mental wellbeing.

Meeting with Councillor Tom Beattie, Leader of Corby Borough Council

It was good to catch up with Councillor Tom Beattie, the Leader of Corby Borough Council recently to discuss a number of matters, but in particular the transition to unitary authorities in Northamptonshire and the new money made available to Corby through the ‘Towns Fund’.