Westminster News

Michael Answers Questions About Pavement Parking

As the Government Minister with responsibility for roads – including pavements and all other walkways – one of the issues that has been raised with me is that of pavement parking.

Michael Launches ‘Acoustic’ Electric Cars

On Saturday 29th June I continued my busy schedule as Transport Minister by launching a new Government initiative that very quiet electric and hybrid cars will now have to feature a noise emitting device when travelling at low speed to warn pedestrians of their presence.

Michael and the US Ambassador: Strengthening Transatlantic Ties

On Monday, 10th June the US Ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, joined me on a visit to Hyde Park Barracks. The barracks, located within a mile of Buckingham Palace, host the world-famous Household Cavalry of the British Army, who act as Her Majesty the Queen’s personal bodyguard.

Michael vs Potholes: This Time it’s Ministerial!

During my over 9 years as the Member of Parliament for Northampton North I have been a consistent and ardent campaigner against the blight of potholes. Potholes are of course a huge nuisance and safety hazard for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Michael Promotes the Future of Travel

On Wednesday 12th June in my capacity as Transport Minister I visited the launch of the new exhibition ‘Driverless: Who is in control?’ at the National Science Museum.

Michael Supporting Cycling

On Thursday 13th June I visited a school which operates a Bikeability scheme teaching young children how to be safe riding a bike.

Michael: One Day in the Life

I thought it might be of interest to readers to have an insight into my diary and to see what happens in an average day as MP for Northampton North and a Government Minister.

Michael Launches Bike Week 2019!

Last week, on my first full official day as the Transport Minister, I launched Bike Week, my first public engagement in my new position.

Michael Promoting Green Fuels

On Thursday, 7th June I travelled to Merseyside, in my first ministerial visit outside London as Transport Minister, to promote the use of environmentally friendly fuel.