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Michael Meets Northampton Kenyan Community

On Friday 5th July at one of my regular Northampton advice surgeries I was pleased to be visited by representatives of Northampton’s Kenyan community (NKC). We spoke about the integration of people of Kenyan descent into British life and Northampton’s community.

Michael Answers Questions About Pavement Parking

As the Government Minister with responsibility for roads – including pavements and all other walkways – one of the issues that has been raised with me is that of pavement parking.

Michael Launches ‘Acoustic’ Electric Cars

On Saturday 29th June I continued my busy schedule as Transport Minister by launching a new Government initiative that very quiet electric and hybrid cars will now have to feature a noise emitting device when travelling at low speed to warn pedestrians of their presence.

Michael and the US Ambassador: Strengthening Transatlantic Ties

On Monday, 10th June the US Ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, joined me on a visit to Hyde Park Barracks. The barracks, located within a mile of Buckingham Palace, host the world-famous Household Cavalry of the British Army, who act as Her Majesty the Queen’s personal bodyguard.

Michael Visits Northampton Pregnancy Service

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) is a UK charity (charity number: 289145) which sees more than 80,000 women nationally to provide reproductive healthcare advice and services.

Michael vs Potholes: This Time it’s Ministerial!

During my over 9 years as the Member of Parliament for Northampton North I have been a consistent and ardent campaigner against the blight of potholes. Potholes are of course a huge nuisance and safety hazard for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Michael Promotes the Future of Travel

On Wednesday 12th June in my capacity as Transport Minister I visited the launch of the new exhibition ‘Driverless: Who is in control?’ at the National Science Museum.

Michael Supporting Cycling

On Thursday 13th June I visited a school which operates a Bikeability scheme teaching young children how to be safe riding a bike.