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Michael Attends Bangladesh’s Independence Anniversary

The 26th March is the date Bangladesh celebrates its independence from Pakistan in 1971, and to commemorate the country’s 46th anniversary I was pleased to accept an invitation to attend a celebration event in the Houses of Parliament.

Michael Wraps Up Commons Business for Easter

One of the duties that I have in my role as Deputy Leader of the House of Commons is to represent the Government during what is known as the “pre-recess adjournment debate” – a debate which was held on the afternoon of Thursday, 30th March 2017.

Michael Visits Trades Training Business

In the last fortnight I went to visit a local business named EAS Mechanical after their owner contacted me asking to show me how they work to address a shortage in our skills economy.

Europe: Michael Votes To Allow Triggering of Article 50

In the late hours of Monday, 13th March 2017 the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill was passed unamended by both Houses of Parliament and received Royal Assent from HM The Queen on Thursday, 16th March 2017 officially making it into law.