Westminster News

Michael Supports Northampton Teachers at No10 Downing Street

On Monday, 21st May 2018 the Prime Minister hosted a reception at 10 Downing Street to celebrate the outstanding work of teachers. I was invited to bring a teacher from Northampton to this reception who had shown a true dedication to high-quality teaching.

Michael Encourages Tourism to Salisbury

The poisoning incident in Salisbury in March was truly horrendous and I would like to pay tribute to the bravery and professionalism of the police and security personnel, medical staff, military and investigation teams who have led the response to this appalling incident.

Michael Visits Dippy the Dinosaur on Tour!

The iconic Dippy the Diplodocus skeleton has been at the Natural History Museum in London since 1905. Now for the first time ever Dippy has been travelling outside of London and will be staying in 8 different museums all over the UK over the next 3 years.

Michael Supports Weston Favell Charity Walk

Starting on Tuesday, 15th May 2018 staff at the Weston Favell Shopping Centre along with other volunteers walked 100 miles over five days from London to Northampton for charity.

Michael Works with ‘Iraq Scheme’ to Save Iraqi Archaeology

As the Minister with responsibility for national museums I am always very interested in the projects that publicly funded museums are undertaking and I am particularly interested in a project the British Museum are currently undertaking.

Michael’s Day of Debates

On Thursday, 10th May I participated in my third Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) question and answer session in the House of Commons. I was asked and I answered questions on historic landmarks, on UK tourism and on the museum sector.

Michael Invites Defence Secretary on Museum Visit

On Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 I visited the Imperial War Museum at its main site in Lambeth, London in my capacity as Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, which includes responsibility for national museums.

Michael Celebrates St George’s Day with Visit England

St George’s Day, which falls on the 23rd April every year, is the feast day of St George, the Patron Saint of England. St George is synonymous with England with not only being our Patron Saint but his cross forms the English flag.

Michael’s Ministerial Meetings

In my government role as Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism I of course have many duties and responsibilities and I hold many meetings with stakeholders from a variety of groups, organisations, backgrounds and industries.