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.

Marking #WorldCancerDay

Today I met with Cancer Research UK ambassadors to mark #WorldCancerDay and hear about the work they're doing to beat cancer sooner.

I'm wearing my #unityband for all those in our area diagnosed with cancer each year.


Team Tempest - UK Government and industry working together

Impressed with Team Tempest vision for the future of Combat Air.

The initiative will design and develop a new aircraft, set for delivery in 2030's. 

Government and industry are working together, with the latest technologies, to build a world leading and export ready system.

Airbus and Brexit

Airbus is an important and valued part of our aerospace industry, especially in my constituency. I am surprised to see this statement because Sky News reported similar last week and Airbus subsequently denied it. As such I would welcome Airbus clarifying their position on this issue.

PMQs - Tribute to Bob Woodward

During PMQs  I asked the Prime Minister if she would join me in a tribute to Bob Woodward, who died on Sunday.

He was an inspirational figure; a great and compassionate man.