Westminster News

Self Employed Income Support Scheme Extended

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has confirmed today the self-employment income support scheme will be extended.

Applications will open in August. The second final grant will be paid out in a single installment covering three months’ worth of average monthly profits.

Dominic Cummings Letter

Over the recent days I have had a large amount of correspondence with regards to the actions of a government adviser, Dominic Cummings. Thank you for getting in touch and thank you for your patience.

English Chanel

I have written to the Home Secretary, Priti Patel,  to express my dismay and that of my constituents in Stoke-on-Trent North, Kidsgrove and Talke, at the levels of illegal crossings taking place in the English Chanel.

Brexit Update

Here's a word you probably haven't heard for a while - Brexit!

As you know, we left the EU in January and we're now in the transition period which ends in December.


I am a proud member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Kashmir.

On Sunday I shall take part in a virtual conference on Kashmir with His Excellency Masood Khan, President Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Agriculture Bill May 2020

I've had many people contact me about the Agriculture Bill which is being debated today.

Bounce Back Loans

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a new loan scheme. A simple, quick, easy solution for those in need of smaller loans.

Key worker Coronavirus Testing

If you are a key worker make sure your employer knows they can apply for you and your family members to be tested for coronavirus.

Most key workers can now be tested. Examples include: