Last week the voters of Braintree elected me to be their Member of Parliament and I want to thank everyone who did so.
It is a privileged to represent such a wonderful part of the country and I intend to work hard for everyone in the constituency and help unlock its full potential.
I believe that having a Conservative majority government makes that aspiration easier and our best days are ahead of us.Read more
While out campaigning I've been asked about the Conservative's plans for education so I will outline them here.
The Conservative Party believes in investing in our schools and improving education so that our children have every opportunity to succeed.Read more
Figures released this week show that 1,174 fewer people in the Braintree constituency are claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance compared to 2010, a 61% drop.
This means more people in work, with the security of a good job and a regular pay packet so they can provide for themselves and their families.Read more
I worked in businesses for over 20 years before getting involved in politics including a number of years running my own company. I know how important the small business sector is.
But don't just take it from me, here is a request from Karen Brady, the Conservative Party's Small Business Ambassador.Read more
Whilst out campaigning in Braintree last week I was asked about the Conservative party's policies in relation to the cost of childcare.
Finding affordable childcare can be one of the biggest challenges for parents wanting to go back to work. I am keen that parents and guardians have as much choice as possible in their work life balance and Conservatives have introduced a policy specifically to support working families.
In the 2014 budget George Osborne announced changes to the tax free support for childcare, from September 2015 it will go up to £2,000 a year for each child.Read more