The Attack on Sergei Skripal

After spending the weekend in Salisbury, I was back in the House of Commons this afternoon where I was next to the Prime Minister as she delivered a statement on the attack on Sergei Skripal. I was very pleased with her strong condemnation of the incident.

The Great Western Rail Franchise

I submitted my feedback today to the Great Western rail franchise consultation, which closes tomorrow evening. There is still time for you to submit your views if you have not already done so.

Lloyds Bank Closure

This afternoon, I met with representatives from Lloyds Bank at the branch in Wilton, accompanied by local Wiltshire councillor, Pauline Church.

My Statement on Salisbury Athletics Track

In recent weeks, I have met with both representatives of the athletics club and South Wilts school governors to hear their perspectives about the future of the running track.

My Response to the 2017 Autumn Budget

I warmly welcome the Budget delivered today by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Having previously been Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor, I know that he is committed to responsible management of our economy while responding appropriately to the challenges we face.

My Statement On Operation Conifer Report

I welcome the publication of today’s report into Operation Conifer by Wiltshire Police.


Media outlets over the past weeks and months have speculated repeatedly and sometimes wildly on the substance and veracity of the allegations made against Sir Edward Heath.


A303 Improvements Remain On Track

The announcement today of the preferred route for the A303 upgrade near Stonehenge shows that the project remains on track. This critical new infrastructure will slash journey times to the West Country and alleviate traffic problems and rat-running in nearby villages.