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 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.