This lady is Priti Patel, Exchequer Secretary at the Treasury. This morning I met her along with Parliamentary colleagues from the Rural Fair Shares group which has been campaigning very hard for a better and more equitable distribution of … [Read more...] about A better deal for rural areas
Yes they were often slippery, sometimes downright dangerous, but they became one of Dunster's memorable historical trademarks. Somehow the town without the cobbles is never going to be quite the same. When the original roadway was given the … [Read more...] about Dunster’s famous cobbles disappear
Happy New Year! - and Parliament is already back in action with some timely debates in the past few days during which I helped to highlight the problems of internet access in West Somerset and the challenges facing our tourist industry. … [Read more...] about Battling for Broadband….and Butlins
The lady in the centre is Liz Truss, Secretary of State for DEFRA. She is surrounded by men in suits, including me. This was the scene today when the new Somerset Rivers Authority, which will take responsibility to deliver effective flood … [Read more...] about Somerset Rivers Authority – now it’s Official!
If you are thinking about Christmas presents please do your local traders a big favour and shop with them first. This weekend marks Small Business Saturday - a national celebration of the rich variety of shops we still have. I will be in … [Read more...] about Make a date