Articles

Oxfordshire Health Services

Last week I spoke in a debate in Parliament on the pressures facing Oxfordshire’s health services.  The biggest issue facing us locally is the continued closure of Wantage Community Hospital. It originally closed in April 2016, for justifiable reasons.

The A34

This article originally appeared in The Herald Newspaper on 14th February 2018. 

Earlier this month I hosted a meeting with my fellow Oxfordshire MPs and the Roads Minister, Jesse Norman. The subject, as ever, was the A34.

Oxfordshire Rail

This article originally appeared in The Herald Newspaper on 31st January 2018. 

Last week I attended a meeting in Parliament on rail in Oxfordshire. It was a useful gathering of all the key stakeholders – Great Western, Chiltern, Network Rail, local councils and MPs.

Agent of Change

This article originally appeared in The Herald Newspaper on 17th January 2018. 

Year in Review

This article originally appeared in The Herald Newspaper on 3rd January 2018. 

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and, with 2018 just beginning, it seems apt to reflect on what has been another extraordinary year in politics.

Autumn Budget

This article originally appeared in The Herald Newspaper on 1st December 2017. 

A couple of weeks ago, the Chancellor delivered his Budget.  No one can pretend it was radical or revolutionary.  But most will think that’s a good thing. There's quite enough turmoil at the moment.

SUDEP Action

This article originally appeared in The Herald Newspaper on 3rd November 2017. 

New Policies announced at Conference

This article originally appeared in The Herald Newspaper on 6th October 2017. 

It has become very clear what some of the key issues are that affect and concern many people in this country.  And I am pleased that a number of policies have been set out to address them.