Campaigning for Grove Station
I have been campaigning for Grove Station to be reopened - championing it in the House of Commons, meeting with Transport Ministers and rail organisations to push for it and undertaking a survey of local people to show the support for it (98% were in favour!). I got Grove on a list of stations to be considered for Government funding for the first time and will keep going until we're successful.
Protecting the Environment
I am a member of the Conservative Environment Network and one of their Net Zero Champions. I co-sponsor the Local Electricity Bill to help local suppliers of renewable energy and regularly talk about the environment in Parliament. I frequently meet with constituents to discuss their ideas and I held a pre-COP26 Summit to gather ideas that I am promoting with the Government.
Fighting for the Health Services We Need
I have been having regular meetings with people locally and Government Ministers to ensure we get the health services we need - including more GP appointments - to serve our growing population. I will be holding a debate in Parliament about this and am working with the local NHS to seek additional health facilities.
Obtaining Improvements to the A420/A34
We need the A420 re-established as a local road with good bus stops, crossings, walkways and lorries diverted elsewhere. We also need safety upgrades on the A34. I held a debate in Parliament about these issues and am pushing for these with several Ministers.
Supporting Children and Young People
I am a Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Department for Education and Co-Chair a group of MPs passionate about social mobility. I regularly visit schools, meet with young people, and am working with local employers to encourage them to provide work experience and training opportunities.