It is only a matter of days until the launch of English Tourism Week, a campaign invented by Visit England to help promote home-grown holidays. I am all for it. Somerset has many attractions for visitors - unrivalled countryside, … [Read more...] about Supporting tourism
I'm in Wales today - Milford Haven to be more precise - visiting the vast South Hook natural gas terminal which enables cheap gas to be brought to our shores all the way from the middle east courtesy of a huge Qatar investment. There is now … [Read more...] about Where do we get our gas?
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