Westminster News

Michael as Arts, Heritage and Tourism Minister: Update

I was appointed Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on Tuesday, 9th January 2018, as readers of this E-Newsletter will know, having been promoted in the Reshuffle from my previous Ministerial role of Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

Michael Ellis Promoted in Reshuffle!

On the evening of Tuesday, 9th January 2018 I was called to Number 10 Downing Street to see the Prime Minister.

I was delighted when the Prime Minister then asked me to be the new Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Michael’s Brexit Update

There has been a good deal of progress with Brexit recently, both in Parliament and in the negotiations in Brussels. With such a red hot topic like Brexit, there is a lot of media attention and I would like to give a short update about progress made.

Michael in the House of Commons

I was the Minister in charge for the Pre-Recess Adjournment Debate (PRAD), tasked with responding to all the points and questions made by my colleagues during a 2-hour debate in which any matter whatsoever can be raised.

Michael Supports British Toy Industry

In the past fortnight I had the pleasure of giving a speech before a couple of hundred guests at the British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA) Parliamentary Event “Giving the gift of play”.

Animals DO Have Feelings: Michael Combats Fake News

Some readers will have seen a false claim that MPs voted in the House of Commons that animals do not have feelings. This incorrect story was sadly widely disseminated and was a perfect example of the increasing phenomenon of “fake news.”

Michael Summarises The Budget

On Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the Budget speech: the Government’s financial plan including the approximate costs and revenue of the Government.