Westminster News

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.

Michael At Event Honouring Fallen Police

On Monday, 15th October I along with about 100 other guests – including the Home Secretary, other MPs and Lords – attended a parliamentary reception to honour police officers and police staff who have been killed on duty.

Michael Remembers WW1 War Heroes in Westminster Hall Debate

On Tuesday, 23rd October I represented the Government in a Westminster Hall debate on the issue of the “Dead Man’s Penny Memorial Plaque” which is the name given to a medallion given to the next-of-kin of all British and Empire service personnel who were killed during the First World War.

Michael Visits Scotland Yard’s ‘Arts and Antiquities Branch’

The Metropolitan Police – the Police Service for the Greater London Area – have numerous different branches and units within its overall control.

I recently visited their Arts and Antiquities Branch to see for myself the work they are doing to protect cultural items.