Meeting with the Foreign Office Minister to discuss Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Met with Alistair Burt, a Foreign Office Minister, and with Gary Kent (Clerk to the APPG of Kurdistan Region of Iraq) yesterday to discuss issues around the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and how we can build on good relations especially in regard to military training, security, trade and politic


Had an interesting session listening to evidence which will help #shapeglobalBritain and create initiative Conservative Party policy in our next manifesto.

We discussed the UK's future relationship with China which could offer an exciting opportunity in a growing market.

National requirement for a secure supply of energy

During a recent Welsh Affairs Select Committee meeting, I discussed the national requirement for a secure supply of energy.


This is essential as the UK can make its own decisions without relying on other nations to power growth.


Call to increase efforts to strengthen the KRG

Speaking today in the House of Commons about the military defeat of Daesh, after paying tribute to the valiant Peshmerga I asked Jeremy Hunt MP, the Foreign Secretary, to increase efforts to strengthen the KRG in Iraq so it can achieve a full and fair political settlement from the Baghdad Governm

Downend School rates 'Good' by OFSTED

Great to revisit Downend School today  

After speaking to the or Head Teacher, it's easy to to see how the school achieved yet another 'Good' OFSTED report.

Pupils were engaged with activities for 'Childern's and Young Peoples Mental Health Week'.

Secretary of State for Defence visits Airbus, Filton.

It was a pleasure to welcome Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Defence to Airbus yesterday to hear about their long term plans for the Filton site in particular and progress on the A400M.

Great stuff #DespiteBrexit.