Westminster News

Michael Inspects the New £10 Note!

The day after it was officially unveiled, the new £10 note was brought to Parliament by the Bank of England so that Parliamentarians, charities and other organisations could see it and learn more about it.

Michael Concludes Commons Business for Summer

As is tradition, in my Ministerial role as the Deputy Leader of the House of Commons I represent the Government in the “pre-recess adjournment debate” – this was the fourth time I held this debate which takes place on the last afternoon before the House of Commons rises for recess in the summer,

Michael Meets the Queen’s Young Leaders 2017

On Thursday, 29th June I was invited to Buckingham Palace to watch the annual Award Ceremony for the 2017 recipients of The Queen’s Young Leaders Award in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen.

Michael Supports Jo Cox Loneliness Commission

On Wednesday, 12th July I attended the Jo Cox Loneliness Event in Parliament to hear about the findings of their Loneliness and Disability report, as well as to honour the tragic death one year on of my former parliamentary colleague, the late MP Jo Cox.

Trooping the Colour: Celebrating Her Majesty’s 91st Birthday

This year, I had the privilege of being invited by the Secretary of State for Scotland to watch the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony - which marks the Queen’s official birthday - from the Scotland Office balcony overlooking Horse Guards Parade.

Michael’s ‘Value for Money’ as MP for Northampton North

I have always been very careful with my official expenses in recognition that it is not my money, but the money of every taxpayer in the UK.

For example, I have never once, in my capacity as a Member of Parliament, claimed expenses for any Travel costs whatsoever.