For the first time, Members of Parliament, policy makers and a number of leading organisations and charities have come together to expose the growing crisis of loneliness and find ways to tackle it.  Before her tragic death almost one year ago, my former colleague Jo Cox recognised this in her constituency and took the first steps towards setting up the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness.  The Commission aims to highlight the problem of loneliness and act as a ‘call to action’ to mobilise the public to help themselves. 

Kenilworth Station

I was pleased to meet with Network Rail for a progress report about the opening of Kenilworth Station.

Visit to Kenilworth Nursery School

I enjoyed my visit to Kenilworth Nursery School and Early Years Teaching Centre​ where I met with Head Teacher Rachel Gillett and congratulated her and the team on receiving an Ofsted outstanding rating for the fourth consecutive time.

England's Literacy Levels

The National Literary Trust and Experion have this week released analysis about England’s literacy levels.

EU Referendum

I voted to remain in the EU, so I am disappointed by the outcome of the referendum, but I believe strongly that it must be respected. A clear majority of the electorate in the United Kingdom as a whole voted to leave.

Visit to Wellesbourne Airfield

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield last Friday. Local Private Pilot Clive Sutton took me for a flight around my constituency – which was a memorable experience. It was great to see the areas I represent from the sky.

Coventry City of Culture 2021 Bid

I am pleased to support Coventry’s bid to become the City of Culture 2021.  Run by Coventry City Culture of Trust, the title could bring millions to the local economy and significant social benefits.  

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Opportunity

2017 will mark the Centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, one of the bloodiest battles of World War One. Officially known as the Third Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele was fought from 31st July to 6th November 1917 in the West Flanders region of Northern Belgium.

Visit to Southam Primary School

I enjoyed my visit to Southam Primary School last week where I talked to pupils about my role as an MP and answered questions on a range of topics including education, the European Union and even my favourite colour!