Ensuring high quality broadband reaches every corner of the constituency is a key priority for me. It is also vital that we can reliably use our mobile phones everywhere we go.I will work with all relevant authorities, the mobile phone companies and BT to ensure this becomes a reality as soon as possible.
My grandparents grew up with very little. Two generations on, I am privileged to be your Member of Parliament. That journey only happened because I had a great education that transformed my life.I am passionate about ensuring that everybody, no matter what their background, has access to a world-class education. It is the single best way we can spread opportunity to all, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Small and medium size businesses are the lifeblood of North Yorkshire’s economy. Most of us are employed in small enterprises, rather than large multinationals. Small companies are also an important part of our local communities.
Farming is vital to our rural economy and communities. From the Upper Dales to Great Ayton, from sheep to dairy to arable, through Auction Marts at Hawes, Leyburn and Northallerton, farming touches every part of the constituency. Through visiting farms and auction marts and speaking with dozens of farmers, I work especially hard to understand the issues facing the farming community today.