Hot off the Hoof!

Just in case you missed the stampede in MK shopping centre last weekend. Fifty cows for 50 years, what a spectacular way to celebrate a birthday!  Take a look at our magnificent herd.  

All Good News at MKU Hospital

A tour of the MK University Hospital grounds with CEO Joe Harrison gave me an opportunity to see the major developments on the estate.

Ghurka's Longstanding Alliance with UK

A particularly proud moment for me as a former Gurkha officer, was to represent the government this week at the 200th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Nepal and the UK.

Changes for Service Personnel

I am delighted to have announced in parliament this week that the Armed Forces Covenant has made progress with broadband providers for service personnel.

Go to my Facebook page to view the announcement.

Budget Boost for Social Care

In today's Budget the Chancellor announced £2 billion additional grant funding for social care over the next three years, £1 billion of which will be made available in 2017/18.

New Doctors at MKU Hospital

MK University Hospital has welcomed sixty medical students to their new teaching facility this week.

The partnership with the University of Buckingham means the number of students training across all departments will dramatically increase to around 120 over the next three years.

Need a Doctor?

I dropped into visit the re-opened Newport Pagnell Medical Centre at Willen last week. Anyone needing to register for a Doctor can contact the surgery as there are places available. Go to

Flipping Good Time in Olney

Another "flipping" wonderful Pancake Day in Olney. I'm so very proud to be MP in the birthplace of the pancake race and to be part of the 572 year old tradition.

QPR Lead the Way

QPR FC have joined a growing number of professional football clubs to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.

I had the honour of signing as Defence Minister and they're the first London club to sign and hopefully others will follow their lead.