Weekly Column 22.07.20

This week will see The House of Commons wind down for the annual summer recess after what has been the strangest few weeks probably in parliamentary history.  The Coronavirus has changed so much about the way that we go about our business, as it has for everybody, and as Chair of the House of Commons Procedure Committee, I have been very involved in how this happens.

Weekly Column 15.07.20

Many of you have contacted me over the last few months about children returning to school and with two children myself at home, I understand and sympathise with the many concerns that parents and teachers have written to me about.

Weekly Column 08.07.20 - NHS Parliamentary Awards

On Sunday, the National Health Service marked the anniversary of its foundation after the most challenging time in its 72-year history. Coronavirus has been a global health emergency on a scale not seen for a century and our fantastic NHS staff have had to come together as never before, supported by volunteers and the public.

Weekly Column 01.07.20

The last few weeks have been the oddest that I have ever experienced.  Tackling the threat of Covid-19 has involved the most incredible joint effort of the British people and so many of you have contacted me sharing your experiences