Articles

In My View - 4th April 2019

Last week I was pleased to be elected a Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Education. There are APPGs for many issues in Parliament and I am involved with some including the ones on Knifecrime and Equitable Life.

In My View - 21st March 2019

It’s been another week to test the constitutional experts in Westminster and MPs have been consulting their copies of Erskine May trying to keep up.

In My View - 14th March 2019

At the time of writing we are coming up to another vote on the Withdrawal Agreement on the EU on Tuesday evening.

In My View - 7th March 2019

On Monday, Communities Secretary James Brokenshire made a very positive statement in the House of Commons about the new Stronger Towns Fund which will sit alongside other revenue streams such as the Shared Prosperity Fund and Future High Streets fund as ways to help our cities, towns and villages

In My View - 14th February 2019

Good news this week as Somerset County Council has agreed to a full review of gritting and increasing the budget for next year. Obviously there have been some problems this year and thanks to everyone who got in touch to let me know about their experiences.

In My View - 7th February 2019

This week I have joined a working group to find solutions to issues around the Irish border and ‘backstop’ provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement proposed for our exit from the EU.

In My View - 20th December 2018

It is hard to look back over 2018 without the sense that it has been dominated by Brexit. This is not surprising given how many areas it affects and what a significant moment it is in our country’s history.

In My View - 13th December 2018

Great news this week as our excellent Avon and Somerset Police have made further progress in tackling the ‘County Lines’ drug problems that have affected Yeovil as they have many other towns across the country.

In My View - 29th November 2018

The Post Office is currently running some local consultations that I would like to help make people aware of, regarding changes to provision in Yeovil and Shepton Beauchamp.