New Government

Theresa May, our new Prime Minister, is currently forming her new government. I made clear  I would enthusiastically serve in any role (at Minister of State or above) I could get my teeth into. It was not to be. But, I wish the new team well in the tackling the challenges that lie ahead.

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Funding for Brain Tumour Research Debate

On Monday, I welcomed constituent Maria Lester to Parliament, where her e-petition calling for greater funding for research into brain tumours was being debated by MPs, having been signed by over 120,000 people. Maria (pictured with me above) first got in touch with me last year, after her brother Stephen tragically died of a brain […]

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Daily Politics Show

Yesterday, I joined Andrew Neil and Jo Coburn for the Daily Politics show, live from Westminster. We discussed topics including the EU referendum, Sunday trading laws, and the junior doctors’ strike – along with coverage of Prime Minister’s Questions. You can watch it on BBC iPlayer here.  

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MP’s Pay

I set out my position on MP’s pay here, back in September. I made clear I would give up anything over the annual 1% pay cap that applies to the rest of the public sector. That is what I have done, donating the extra pay to the Elmbridge Community Fund, a local fund that I […]

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