Westminster News

Michael Protects Crucial Suffragette Statue

2018 marked 100 years of Women’s Suffrage – a huge milestone in furthering equality in this country. As such, 2018 saw a number of events celebrating this anniversary, such as “Vote 100” which marked the milestone in Parliament.

Michael on Brexit: it is time to deliver

On Thursday, 23rd June 2016 over 17.4 million people in this country voted to leave the European Union. The referendum was the biggest democratic exercise in the country. In the Borough of Northampton 58.4% voted Leave.

Michael Debates Town Centre Heritage

In the last fortnight I spoke, on behalf of the Government, at a Westminster Hall debate on the matter of town centre Heritage Acton Zones – which are programmes that help encourage growth in historic places and help heritage assets to be more productive.

Michael Speaks for the Government: Supporting Libraries and the Arts

In the last fortnight I have spoken on behalf of the Government on two occasions inside Parliament: at an appearance on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee and also in the House of Commons chamber during questions to my Department of government.

Michael Goes Treasure Hunting!

I recently announced the findings of the annual Treasure Report at the British Museum, revealing the number of treasure discoveries that the public have made in the last year, and I am pleased to note that the figure was record-breaking!

Michael Celebrates Jewish Festival of Chanukah

As regular readers will know, I have always been a keen supporter of all faith groups in Northampton. It is imperative that people of all faiths feel safe and welcome in our community, and I have been very concerned about the worrying rise of anti-Semitism in the country.