Thank goodness it's friday! We're still not talking about it enough. With the successful campaings around IHAT and others, I am all too aware that one of my other 'key missions' in ...
March 17, 2017B
Sign-up to my regular email updates here!Deal done!Last night I spoke to the Communities Secretary to confirm that Plymouth would see investment from the Government in the form of Growth Deal 3 funding today, to unlock a £50m redevelopment of Plymouth Station. The deal was announced at 11am this ...
February 24, 2017B
You can see a PDF copy of the letter signed by many of the regions MPs here. Dear Sajid,We are writing to you as MPs in the Heart of the South West LEP area to express our alarm over the provisional Growth Deal award communicated to the LEP and to ...
November 22, 2016B
Here is the text of my letter to the Prime Minister . You can see a PDF copy of the letter here. Dear Prime Minister,We write to request that reconsideration be given to existing plans to cut funding to work allowances for those on Universal Credit (UC). On the steps ...
November 21, 2016B
Good eveningIt has been another remarkable few weeks in Politics, perhaps culminating in the election of Donald Trump as President elect of the United States in the early hours of Wednsday morning.I will not be joining the chorus of those protesting from this side of the Atlantic. Mr Trump tapped ...
November 12, 2016B
This week is National Adoption Week: 17th – 23rd October 2016.Across the UK, statistics show that there are almost 60,000 looked after children in local authority care. Around 5000 are adopted every year. Moves have been made in recent years to speed up the adoption process, whilst ensuring the selection process for ...
October 17, 2016B
not Westminster's voice in Plymouth but Plymouth's voice in Westminster Good eveningWith a special acknowledgement that it is a Friday evening and another well deserved weekend is forthcoming, I will keep this update short.This week, we have seen some real progress on some work I have been doing on military personnel facing ...
October 7, 2016B
Today I visited the Nelson Project in Millbay. It’s a housing development of 24 one bedroom apartments on the site of the former George Place Day Centre. My interest in the project stems from the fact that half of the apartments are being developed for veterans in a unique self-build ...
October 7, 2016B
A number of constituents have been in touch about an issue to do with an 11 Plus sitting and I wanted to respond here in case there were any other concerned constituents who had not yet been in touch.My office have made contact with Plymouth City Council regarding the allegations ...
September 27, 2016B
It has been one of the busiest weeks in the job.I did my Autumn surgery tour this week, having a series of drop in events in every ward across Plymouth Moor View. It was terrific to see so many of you turn up and give me your thoughts; I am ...
September 24, 2016B