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.

Tools That Change Lives

Think again! Don't throw out those old, unwanted hand tools!

On a visit to local charity, Tools for Self Reliance (MK), I met with Steve Brewer Project Manager and Chairman John Moffoot.

Employment Figures Continue to Rise

Welcome news that employment across the UK has reached its highest rate since records began and that unemployment remains at its lowest level for 11 years, down over 900,000 since 2010.

NO Closures at MKU Hospital

In recent days there have been rumours that some MKU Hospital services are under the threat of closure.  This is totally unfounded and Joe Harrison, CEO of MKU Hospital has issued the following statement.