Westminster News

Face to face negotiations restart in Brussels

I am delighted that the UK and EU negotiating teams met face to face in Brussels yesterday, with both sides having agreed to intensify talks on securing a new trade agreement before the end of 2020.

PM's Update on Covid-19

The Prime Minister has set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs.

How we reopen the nation's economy

This week, the Prime Minister will announce which parts of the economy can reopen from 4 July, as we continue to restart our economy safely, under phase three of our COVID-19 roadmap. 

Review of two-metre distancing rule

The Prime Minister has commissioned a comprehensive review of the two-metre social distancing rule which will examine how the two-metre rule works in practice, the scientific evidence and international comparisons among other factors.  

Racist thuggery and attacks on police condemned

Like many others, I am appalled to see the dreadful scenes of racist thuggery and attacks on our police over the weekend. I condemn this unacceptable behaviour, anyone attacking our police will be met with the full force of the law/

Trade deals across the world

Today, the Government will start negotiating a free trade agreement with Japan, which will provide more opportunities for businesses and individuals across every region of the UK and help boost our economies.

Peaceful means to defeat racism

I support the Prime Minister's call on the British public to work peacefully and lawfully, to defeat racism and discrimination wherever we find it, as we continue to work together across all communities of this country to put Britain back on its feet. 

New rapid coronavirus testing trial starts

Today marks the first day of a trial of a new rapid coronavirus test which could speed up the time it takes to get a test result, helping us to control the virus and save lives.

Coronavirus update

Many constituents have contacted me about the Coronavirus pandemic. I fully appreciate the many concerns people will have during this time of uncertainty. Covid-19 represents a serious challenge to public health not only in the United Kingdom but for across the world.