Asking a PMQ

I was lucky enough to be selected in the ballot to ask a question at Prime Minister's Question time.

You can see what I asked here: Asking a PMQ - on behalf of England, patriotism and the hardworking self-employed

2nd Traffic Summit Meeting

I held my 2nd Traffic Summit on the 3rd of October at the Stratford ArtsHouse (formerly the Civic Hall).

At the meeting residents were presented with a number of options worked up by County officers and asked to vote on their priorities. These will be taken forward for further work.

Rural Broadband

Villages across the constituency are already being upgraded to super-fast broadband and government funding is helping ensure that 90% of premises will be super-fast by 2016.

I want to ensure that everywhere in Stratford-on-Avon gets great connectivity so will be holding a broadband summit to ensure no community gets left behind.

Crime down 10% nationally

Since the 2010 election crime has fallen nationally by 10%. Here in Warwickshire it's fallen by 11%.

Shakespeare and Stratford in Parliament

For Shakespeare's 450th birthday I arranged a special event in Parliament. Students from Stratford secondary schools preformed extracts from Shakespeare plays directed by the RSC and pupils from Bridgetown Primary helped explain the Birthplace Trust's collection. Read more

Welcoming the Prince of Wales to the RSC

I was delighted to welcome the Prince of Wales to the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford to learn about their work with schools.

Rapacious Developers

I'm campaigning against rapacious developers who are exploiting loopholes in the NPPF to gain planning permission in locations that are unsuitable or for developments that are too large.

I've already had some success with changes to the guidance that helps council's interpret the NPPF, but there is still more to do.

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Asking a PMQ - White Vans and the Cross of St George (26th November 2014)
Today I was lucky enough to be chosen in the ballot to ask the Prime Minister a question at PMQs. You can see my question below. ...

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill (19th November 2014)
Today I spoke at the third reading of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, which represents the first time a UK government has...


In Parliament

Engagements | Oral Answers to Questions - Prime Minister | Commons debates
Wednesday November 26, 2014
When I see a white van, I think of the small business owner who works long hours to put food on the family table. When I see the cross of St George, I think of the words of my constituent,...

Iran (Nuclear Talks) | NHS (Ttip) | Commons debates
Tuesday November 25, 2014
May I echo the Foreign Secretary’s thanks and congratulations to Baroness Cathy Ashton for the tremendous work that she has done during the many years she has been involved in the process?...

Murder of Lee Rigby | NHS (Ttip) | Commons debates
Tuesday November 25, 2014
It is the job of the House to pass laws to require internet companies to help to prevent terror attacks, but does the Prime Minister agree that companies such as Facebook, Twitter and other...

Hamas | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Written Answers
Monday November 24, 2014
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of whether Hamas has misused humanitarian aid.