Westminster News

Youth unemployment tumbles again in MK

Unemployment figures for people aged 18-24 in Milton Keynes have fallen by 50% in five years according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics.

UK Commitment in Oman

I had the honour to visit members of our Armed Forces in Iraq, Bahrain and Oman this week.

Plastic Free Parliament

Earlier in the year, Parliament announced a comprehensive range of steps to drastically reduce its consumption of single-use plastics.

East West Expressway - Corridor Announcement

The Department for Transport announced today their choice of the East West Expressway corridor which has options to pass either west or east of Oxford and is expected to take up to 40 minutes off the journey between the A34 south of Oxford and the M1.  In addition the new link will be built close

Wages Continue to Rise

Delighted to see wages are rising faster than expected. Over the past four months they have continued to outstrip inflation.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed, excluding bonuses, wages grew by 2.9%, well above the inflation rate.

Public Sector Pay Increase

Teachers, prison officers, doctors, the armed forces and police officers will benefit from the biggest pay rise for nearly a decade. A balanced economic approach means 1m public sector workers will benefit across the UK.

Our Army is Creating a New Type of Soldier

The nature of conflict is changing. No longer is there a sharp dividing line between peace and war. Today we are involved in an era of constant competition – with our opponents becoming ever bolder in their brinkmanship. No longer is there any division between the civilian and the military.

Africa & UK Collaboration

My recent visit as Armed Forces Minister to Rwanda, Kenya and South Sudan was to promote co-operation with the UK Armed Forces.  Our actions have already had a big impact in these particular countries in supporting them with humanitarian projects and the fight against terrorism.

MP's Fight Against Plastic

A deposit return scheme to increase recycling rates and slash the amount of waste polluting our land and seas will be introduced subject to consultation later this year, it was confirmed yesterday.

Honoured to be a Privy Counsellor

I am deeply honoured to become the first Member of Parliament from Milton Keynes to be sworn in as a member of the Queen’s Privy Council.