Constituency Day in Bournemouth

Busy day today in Bournemouth attending my last few engagements as an MP before Parliament is dissolved on Tuesday and I begin the election campaign as candidate for Bournemouth East once again.

General Election 2017 update

Last week, I wrote to the Chairman of Bournemouth East Conservative Association to seek re-nomination as their Conservative Candidate for Bournemouth East in the General Election on June 8th.


This week, Theresa May announced her intention to call a General Election and yesterday, MPs including myself from across the House voted in agreement with her by 522 votes to 13 (a majority of 509). This means that on Thursday 8th June, the UK will be having a General Election.

Westminster Attack - 22nd March 2017

I would like to extend my thanks for the many kind words sent to me following last week’s terrorist attack in Westminster, a day that will live with me for a long time.

Parliamentary Vote on Brexit

Last night, the Brexit vote was passed through the House of Commons without the House of Lords' amendments being agreed to, and the House of Lords subsequently passed the bill in its original form.

Meeting Avonbourne Students as part of 'PeaceJam'

On Friday, I was delighted to visit Avonbourne School and to meet Avonbourne students participating in this year’s PeaceJam conference, working to increase ‘Acts of Peace’ in the Bournemouth area.

Syrian Children Coming To The UK

Over the last few days, I have received a large amount of emails and letters regarding the announcement over plans to transfer 350 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children to the UK affected by the Syrian crisis under the Dubs Scheme.

New Housing Proposals Announced

Pleased to see the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid, yesterday announce new plans to tackle the growing need for housing solutions in the UK.

Local Council Merger Proposals

Last year, a consultation was launched for Dorset residents to have a say in the future of their local councils.

PM's Brexit Speech

For those that missed it, yesterday saw Prime Minister Theresa May set out the Government's 12 point negotiating objectives for Brexit.