Speaking in the Parliamentary debate on last week's budget, I praised the growing number of small businesses in Braintree and the surrounding villages and highlightend the important need for strong broadband connectivity.
In my speech I argued that small businesses form the cornerstone of the British economy and highlighted ESco Business Services Ltd as a role model rural business.Read more
Both before and since the General Election I have spoken to a number of people who have concerns about the quality and availability of NHS health provision in Essex.
I have already had meetings with Ben Gummer MP, Minister at the Department of Health, and civil servants about the steps needed to bring about improvements but I also want to ensure that local views are brought to their attention.Read more
When I was selected and throughout the General Election campaign I was asked what my position on Europe was, my answer was always the same. I said that if there were a referendum today, based on our current relationship with the EU I would vote to leave but I wanted to see what deal the Prime Minister could come back with from his renegotiations with Europe.
I stand by that position.Read more
Yesterday I co-hosted a debate with Lord Trimble on behalf of the Henry Jackson Society entitled "Fighting Hybrid War and Pushing for Reform in Ukraine"Read more