Visit to Compton Verney

I was extremely pleased to visit Compton Verney last Friday to meet with Professor Steven Parissien. I was particularly impressed to see the beautifully restored Chapel in the grounds.

Napton Village Stores

We all know that village shops are important but sometimes I expect the owners might like to be told how valued they are and the vital services they provide in a rural community recognised.

Southam College Admissions

I am pleased to see that, following representations from me and others, the Stowe Valley MAT trustees are committed to ensure that all children living in the local catchment area, no matter which school they attend, will have priority over children living outside the catchment area.

International Women's Day

Last week it was International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.


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.