Local News

Plymouth - A Compassionate City

St Luke’s Hospice recently held a day conference exploring what it would look like for Plymouth to become a Compassionate City and I was pleased to attend part of it.

Brexit: the future of customs

As you will no doubt be aware, one of the crucial negotiations in the Brexit process relates to the issue of customs and borders, import and export tariffs between the UK, the EU and the rest of the world.

Sherford Construction Training Centre Opens

Gary Streeter, Member of Parliament for South West Devon, officially opened Sherford’s new £370,000 Skills Training Centre, celebrating the occasion alongside key dignitaries, the Sherford Consortium, local training providers and construction contractors at the new development.

Why I support the recent airstrikes on Syria

The last few days in Westminster have been full of incredibly long and intense debates and speeches and seen some very tough questions asked of the Prime Minister.

Easter Newsletter

If you click here, you'll find my Easter newsletter.

Welcome news for our NHS this week

This week has seen two big health announcements from the Government - both of which will have a direct impact on Plymouth and the South Hams. Both of which highlight the Conservative Party's commitment to our NHS.

Free School Meals

Yesterday, the Commons voted on a new eligibility criteria for Free School Meals. Under our new regulations, we estimate that by 2022 around 50,000 more children will benefit from a free school meal, compared to the previous benefits system.  

Government Response to ‘Close the Gap’ Railway report

Back in January, after a number of South West Conservative MPs threatened to vote against the Government on a key HS2 vote in Parliament, we finally got some movement on the long-awaited Government response to the ‘Close the Gap’ railway report.