Government backing for our regional airports

I met with Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps earlier to discuss Flybe and the importance of regional connectivity. Air Passenger Duty is long overdue for review and reform.

MPs launch South Western Railway group in Parliament

Great to attend the first All Party Parliamentary Group for South Western Railway. This group will play an integral role in holding operators to account and ensure Ministers are constantly reminded that the South West needs more investment in infrastructure.

Join my team!

If you want to help make East Devon an even better place to live and work by assisting residents, come and join my team! I’m looking for a part-time caseworker and you can find details here...

Lady Seaward's Primary School visit Parliament!

Brilliant questions from pupils at Lady Seaward's Church of England Primary School in Clyst St George today as they visited Parliament. I found these bright young minds inspiring and loved every minute. Can’t wait to visit the school soon!

Strengthening Britain's role in the world

Great to meet up with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to discuss the international rule of law, media freedom and human rights. We are strengthening Britain’s role in the world and demonstrating our future as a truly Global Britain.

Standing up for Flybe in Parliament

Flybe is a major employer in East Devon and I will always stand up for local jobs and connectivity. Earlier, I asked Aviation Minister Paul Maynard to ensure every path is explored to keep the airline serving the South West and beyond.

Breaking news on Flybe

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Andrea Leadsom MP, said; “Delighted that we have reached agreement with Flybe’s shareholders to keep the company operating, ensuring that U.K. regions remain connected.

Update on Flybe

I have spoken with Flybe and the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy following rumours about the airline. Flybe is a major part of life in Devon, providing vital jobs and transport which I will always stand up for. Flybe continues to operate as usual.

One month in!

One month ago today. Thank you, East Devon. I will always stand up for where we live.