Why I am backing Boris to be our next Prime Minister

Whilst postal votes will be landing on the doormats of Conservative Party members in the next few days, and all of those who are members, like me, have an important decision to make when putting our crosses on them, I am hugely conscious that the choice we are entrusted with affects our entire na

Sunday Politics East

I enjoyed taking part in the Sunday Politics East programme last Sunday - lots of lively discussion on local government reorganisation in Northamptonshire, leadership contests, infrastructure and funding for our schools, NHS, policing and transport.

Silver Sunday

I am proud to support ‘Silver Sunday’, which is a great chance to increase recognition for the older generation in our community, and wanted to give it an early plug.


It was good to attend a reception by the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) to catch up on the work they are doing locally.

Cardiac Risk in the Young

I am a big supporter of Cardiac Risk in the Young, an organisation which campaigns to save young lives from undiagnosed heart conditions.

School Sports Week

As the Chairman of the APPG for Running in Parliament, and given my lifelong sporting interest and participation, I am delighted to be enthusiastically supporting the National School Sports Week, which encourages all our young people to be active and lead a healthy lifestyle.

National Refill Day

It was fantastic to attend a reception held by Water UK to celebrate National Refill Day recently. It is so important that we reduce our use of unrecyclable plastics, including single-use plastic bottles, and this campaign encourages people to carry a reusable water bottle to refill on the go.

Guide Dogs

I enjoyed attending an informative drop-in with Guide Dog owners from across the UK regarding their experiences of being turned away by businesses because of their dogs.