Speeches in Parliament

Call for a debate on the proposed M4 Junction 18A

Today I asked the Leader of the House of Commons for a debate on local transport infrastructure provision, especially the proposed new M4 J18A, which if built would unlock a great potential opportunity for new homes & jobs.

The benefits of Free Ports to local communities

Free Ports can hugely benefit the economy of our region.

I asked the International Trade Minister, Graham Stuart MP, what plans the Department has for local communities to also benefit from these ports.

UK and EU defence collaboration after Brexit

Today I asked the Prime Minister to confirm that if we were to Brexit without a deal, there would be no adverse effect on defence collaboration with our European allies in procurement, manufacturing and general operations.

The Prime Minister confirmed this.

More competition for broadband needed!

Today at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport questions, I asked how we could increase competition for Broadband when a number of my constituents are stuck with one provider.


Brexit - just need to get on with it!

During a debate on Principles of Democracy, I asked Owen Paterson MP if he shares with me the frustration and anger that I hear every day in my constituency. We asked voters for their opinion, and they gave it to us.

He agreed and said that we just need to get on with it.

A debate on defence spending

At a debate today on Defence Spending I said that the MoD is the largest provider of apprenticeships in the UK, with our defence sector employing thousands more.

This is great for social mobility, our defence sovereign capability and the wider economy, including exports.

Our world leading defence manufacturers underpin the UK - PMQs

Our world leading defence manufacturers underpin the UK as a credible strategic partner and ally.


This has extra significance once we're an independent, self governing & sovereign nation again.


I raised this during Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) today.