Leadership Viewpoint

Over the last few weeks, an enormous number of people have been in touch to offer views on the leadership election the Conservative Party - and by extension, the country - is facing. As ever, I'm terribly grateful for the time so many have taken to share their assessments of the situation.

Brexit Considerations

Over the last couple of months, as ever, I’ve received many thousands of emails on this subject representing every possible shade of opinion and drawing every conceivable extrapolation from election results, valedictory statements, whispers emerging from EU corridors and now, the pronouncements o

All Party Parliamentary Group for Music hits first century mark

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Music which I chair reaching 100 members is a significant achievement and a fabulous milestone for the group. That’s a 270% increase in membership since 2017 and is now one of the largest APPGs in Parliament.

Mells Daffodil Festival

Attending Mells Daffodil Festival and talking to Critchill School & Collier Court special needs day care about the accessible Social Therapeutic Horticulture Garden and community café coming soon to Mells' fabulous Walled Garden.

Somerset Rivers Authority


A Private Members’ Bill to help secure the future of Somerset Rivers Authority, and give local people more powers to tackle flooding, is making progress in Parliament.