Dear Mark6 September 2016It was good to see you yesterday and I hope you enjoyed a good proper break over recess.Today, it was made public regarding the Government's intention to sell-off Stonehouse Barracks.As you are very well aware, the military, ...
September 4, 2016B
September Drop-In Surgery TourSince beginning the journey to become your MP back in 2014, working hard for the people of Plymouth has been the driving force in all I do. In particular, making sure I am available to help the residents of my Plymouth Moor View constituency is key. I ...
August 29, 2016B
Standing for parliament took me to the forefront of a political campaign, and along the way I discovered how volunteering can change society. Joining the campaign trail It was during the long wet winter of 2014 that I left the British army to pursue a rather maddening, ambitious, and potentially futile attempt ...
August 25, 2016B
This week my sister popped in!It was also the final one in Westminster before the recess break where MPs head back to their constituencies for the summer. As it goes, it has been a pretty busy finale with debates in the House and and plenty going on in Defence Committee too, ...
July 22, 2016B
These are challenging days for our Country. It is the first time in the job that I have genuinely found it tough to maintain that relentless positivity that I promised in the General Election just over a year ago.I was extremely disappointed the Prime Minister chose ...
July 12, 2016B
This week, I’m highlighting the brilliant work of local social enterprise, Pluss, and the national Disability Confident Campaign. I’m calling it Disability Confident Week, and encouraging businesses and employers across the city to explore the benefits of becoming Disability Confident, recruiting and employing disabled people because of the valuable skills ...
July 11, 2016B
Where do you think homes should be built in Plymouth? Which green spaces do you want to see protected? What leisure facilities are required? What public transport improvements could be made? These are the questions asked of Plymouth residents as the Plymouth Plan has been out for ...
July 1, 2016B
The EU Referendum It's been perhaps the greatest upheaval in political life in this Country since the war. I wanted to write to set out my views.I did not campaign to remain, or to indeed to leave the European Union. I had a view and ...
June 27, 2016B
This EU debate has divided us all. After I came out to remain on Sunday, my name was trending at No. 3 on Twitter in the United Kingdom. Almost all of them must never have heard of me.But they all had an opinion on this issue of ...
June 20, 2016B
This week's update will not include any of my work.Jo Cox, our fellow colleague of 2015 vintage, was murdered in a targetted attack in her constituency on Thursday morning.I did not know Jo particularly well. I was aware she was a fellow boat-dweller with her young family, and I met ...
June 17, 2016B