Ketton Surgery
Ketton Surgery to close

This week it was announced that Ketton Surgery will be closing. Many of you will recall that this was consulted upon earlier this year, following which Uppingham Surgery, with the agreement of the East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissio...

St George's Barracks plan
Responses to St George's Barracks Master Plan consultation

Genuine and widespread engagement is a fundamental precursor to any large scheme. It helps sharpen the focus on local priorities, informs the direction plans should take, and ensures local people have a real stake in a project from start to finish...

St George's Barracks meeting 22nd June 2018
St George's Barracks meeting with Parish Councils and RCC

On Friday 22nd June I convened a meeting about the future of St George’s Barracks. It was attended by a broad range of representatives from surrounding Parish Councils, embracing all those most immediately affected by the potential development, an...

Agricultural policy post-Brexit

I was delighted to attend the Rutland County Show last Sunday alongside thousands of others in the glorious sunshine. It is always a fantastic event which illustrates the very best of Rutland’s farming, countryside and rural life. At the show, ...

St George's Barracks plan
St George's Barracks initial Master Plan

I have been studying the Master Plan for the St George’s Barracks development since it was released a few weeks ago. As many of you will have read, the Council’s intention is for sustainable, mixed-use housing with supporting infrastructure, a bus...

Melton Mowbray relief road map
Government gives Melton Mowbray £49.5m to build relief road

I am absolutely delighted that the Department for Transport have approved a grant of £49.5 million to enable our bypass to go ahead. This followed years of hard campaigning by many local groups and councillors, and is something I have lobbied for ...

Foreign Office
We need to pull together to deliver Brexit

Local election results are never a clear guide to the result of any future general election but they are a serious opinion poll. Last week’s local elections in parts of the UK had mostly a ‘steady as she goes’ outcome. It was bad news for UKIP who...

Focus group meetings
St George's – engagement and consultation

I have received some concerns from constituents about their perceived lack of engagement from the Council regarding the plans for the redevelopment of the St George’s site. I believe a good relationship and understanding between the Council and th...

What can an MP do?

Members of Parliament are elected to the House of Commons to represent the interests and concerns of all the people who live in their constituency, whether they voted for them at the General Election or not. They are only able to deal with issues ...

At the opening of the The Friendly Bench in Granby Drive, Bottesford.
Friendly Bench

On Sunday 25th March I was delighted to officially open the The Friendly Bench in Granby Drive, Bottesford – a mini kerbside community garden that is designed to connect people to each other, to places and with nature. This community project was f...