VE Day

The celebrations of the triumph of freedom over tyranny will not be quite as intended before the world was overwhelmed by COVID-19.

Delivering food to vulnerable families

Earlier today I helped Southern Brooks deliver food to vulnerable families in our area. 

Thank you to all at Southern Brooks for the fantastic work you are doing during these very difficult times.

EDM 409

Proud to support Early Day Motion 409, which recognizes the great support the Kurdish people are providing to over a million internally displaced people and refugees from Syria.

New ways of working

Today I participated in an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Aerospace meeting via #Zoom, and then voted in a trial of the new online House of Commons voting procedure.

Update on PPE, Nightingale Bristol and testing

This afternoon I spoke to the North Bristol NHS Trust for a weekly update on the Nightingale Bristol, PPE and the roll out of testing, which is currently based Bristol Airport, to health workers.


Conference call with Mayor Tim Bowles

Held a conference call earlier today with West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles, to discuss local public transport provision in our area, and to support ongoing funding for adult education and skills.

Opening church doors on Easter Sunday

Today I wrote to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, and also sent a version of this letter to Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, to ask the Government to consider opening church doors on Easter Sunday for private prayer.

Local Organisations: Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called Coronavirus.

The Government is updating official advice many times each day.  I am in regular contact with Ministers over this crucial matter.