Speeches in Parliament

Fighting for transport for the North

I argue for more infrastructure spending in the North of England to improve transport networks and unlock the region's economic potential

Safeguarding mental health patients

I speak in support of Steve Reed's Private Member's Bill - The Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill - which introduces safeguards for people being treated in mental health units and specifically about the use of force in them.

Speaking up for Servicemen and women

Speaking in a Commons debate about Armed Forces Pay, I stress to the Minister the importance of the Armed Forces Covenant in making sure servicemen and women are not disadvantaged because of their Service.

Defending the roll-out of Universal Credit

I spoke in favour of the continued roll-out of Universal Credit, the Government's simplification of the benefits system which aims to help people back into work.

Why the UK continues to attract foreign investors

I speak in a Westminster Hall debate on Foreign Direct Investment in the UK 2016-17, explaining why Britain continues to attract foreign investors after the vote to leave the EU last year.

Friarage Hospital: fighting for emergency care services

I raise the crisis in recruitment of doctors for the A&E department at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, with Health Ministers.

Minister Philip Dunne agreed to meet me to discuss the hospital's challenges.

Helping small businesses get the investment funds they need to grow

During a debate on the Finance Bill which dealt with measures announced in the Budget, I spoke about the changes to legislation that will make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises to get the investment funds they need to grow their businesses