Tilbury is Brexit Ready

Last week I was delighted to welcome the Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, to Tilbury Port to hear about plans for the future and to explore how the Port will address the opportunities brought by Brexit.

Thurrock Gazette: We Will Leave the EU

The countdown is on to the end of an era.  On March 29th we will cease to be a member of the European Union after over forty years of membership. 

Thurrock Gazette: Unauthorised Development at Buckles Lane

The issue of unauthorised development at Buckles Lane has again been the subject of attention.  Quite rightly, the way this has been handled has been quite atrocious on the part of Thurrock council.  It is an issue that goes back years, and one which it appears to me that the Council planning dep

Thurrock Gazette: Give Blood to Save Lives

Last weekend I attended the Transplant Games in Birmingham.  I have the privilege of leading for the Government on our campaign to increase organ donation and in so doing save many more lives.

Thurrock Gazette: Don't Let Smartphones Destroy Manners

I am a big fan of Coronation Street and was very pleased to visit the set recently and meet the cast.  The soap has dealt with some significant issues in its recent storylines.  Poor Jack has lost his foot to sepsis, Carla Connor has received an organ transplant and the sensitivity with which it

Public sector pay

The issue of public sector pay has hit the headlines recently. There are many private sector employees who have not seen any rise in earnings for many years.

New Schools for Thurrock

Since 2010 the Conservative Government has 425 opened and will deliver another 400 by 2020. Here in Thurrock there will be SEVEN new schools - 3 are already open and 4 more on the way. I have personal championed successful campaigns for three of them in Tilbury, Chafford & West Thurrock.

The Labour Party has peddled fear

Most of us get involved in politics because we have strong beliefs about what is best for our country. When we are elected to Parliament we have special responsibilities towards our constituents but our first responsibility is to the Nation.