Alex's Net Zero Bill

Climate change is not some theoretical future possibility – it is a present reality. 

Employment Levels in Cheltenham

Latest figures reveal that the number of people in work in the UK is at a record high. Wages are growing at their fastest pace in a decade – outstripping inflation and putting more money into people’s pockets.

Fantastic News for Cheltenham General Hospital

This week I wanted to celebrate some fantastic news for Cheltenham General Hospital – the award of £10 million to Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust for equipment replacement and infrastructure improvements.

Brexit Deadlock

People are angry with Parliament of course. I completely get that. 

The impasse is maddening when people and businesses need certainty to plan their futures.

Brexit Update and Indicative Votes

On 14 June 2017, shortly after the General Election I wrote this in the Gloucestershire Echo: “The Government no longer has its majority. There is now an imperative to achieve the maximum possible national consensus.

Progress on the A417

Amidst the latest Brexit wranglings some really vital news affecting Gloucestershire was almost completely lost last week – the announcement by Highways England of a preferred route for the A417 Air Balloon scheme. 

Last Night's Meaningful Vote

As I write on Tuesday evening, Parliament has once again voted down the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. I fear the judgement of history will be scathing.