Westminster News

Asking a Question about local heroes

At Justice Questions yesterday Rob asked the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (Chris Grayling) about local heroes at risk of being sued.

Westminster Diary: Thursday 26th June

Last week I was delighted to be able to vote for a proposal that will make sure that anyone convicted of a carrying a knife for a second time faces six months in jail. This allows me to deliver on a campaign, ‘Knives Cost Lives’, which I led around 6 years ago alongside my constituent Lucy Davis whose brother was murdered in Reading town centre. We believed it was important that young people needed to be deterred from carrying a weapon because it will ultimately save lives and therefore end the grief suffered by so many families. 

Westminster Diary: 29 May 2014

Congratulations to all the new Councillors across Reading and commiserations to all those who lost. Politics is a tough business sometimes and I recognise the huge sacrifice people make on behalf of their community to serve it and to contribute to making improvements. Thank you, whichever party you represent. 

Westminster Diary: 1 May 2014

Last week the Prime Minister visited Reading to look at the massive investment going into our railway:  Reading Station, Crossrail, Heathrow link, electrification and so on!  

Westminster Diary: 17 April 2014

We have a short break from Westminster this week for Easter, so I thought I’d raise a couple of local issues that are making me a bit grumpy at the moment. 

Westminster Diary: 3 April 2014

Those around Ed Miliband have been fighting like ferrets in a sack at Westminster this week.  It seems they are spending their time knocking lumps out of each other and the Labour Party leader in the hope of getting their strategy to lose the General Election agreed by him. 

Westminster Diary: 20 March 2014

This week I undertook my first budget as the Chancellor's Parliamentary Private Secretary and what a fascinating experience it was.

Westminster Diary: 6 March 2014

There’s not much getting away from the big story in the Reading area at the moment; how to end the daily traffic gridlock and convince south Oxon residents that it’s in all our interests to deliver a third Thames bridge.