The Ivory Trade & Wildlife Crime

Elephants are killed for their ivory and the world loses an elephant every 15 minutes. The latest Great Elephant Census in 2016, estimates that the population of savanna elephants is down 30 per cent. 144,000 elephants have been killed since the last census in 2009.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19

The referendum was very clear when 17.4 million people voted for Brexit, the largest vote for anything in British history. The people voted to ensure democratically elected politicians take back control of our laws, our borders and our money.

The UK Economy

Each month the Office for National Statistics publishes data on the UK labour market.

Oswestry Show

Last weekend, I attended the 132nd Oswestry Show at the Park Hall Showground. With attendance estimated at 15,000 the Show is a great exhibition of North Shropshire’s agricultural industry and farming community.

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

Last Friday, it was a real honour to attend the opening of the new state-of-the-art theatre and oncology building at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital by HRH Princess Alexandra.

Road and Rail Campaigns

Late last month, I had a meeting with officials from the Department for Transport in London. I had previously met the Transport Minister, John Hayes, in Parliament to discuss pressing transport and infrastructure projects in North Shropshire, which I campaigned for during the election in June.

Brexit Negotiations

Last week marked a year since 17.4 million people voted to leave the European Union. In February, 494 MPs voted to leave by triggering Article 50.

General Election 2017

It is a great honour to be re-elected to represent the people of North Shropshire for the sixth consecutive time.