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Let's resolve to protect our natural world

Leavers and Remainers, Conservatives and Socialists, cricket fans and football fans, the one thing we can all agree on is that we love animals and care about their welfare. Whether they are dogs, cats, horses or tortoises, we develop a strong emotional bond with the animals we look after.

Question to Prime Minister in PMQ's

Following my question to the Prime Minister about the continuing closure of Grantham A&E, I will arrange a meeting with the Secretary of State for Health.

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Statement on Grantham Hospital - 12/12/17

The attempt by NHS Improvement to block the reopening of Grantham A&E at night is outrageous and unacceptable. As is their plan for a permanent downgrade in the service. What is the point of ULHT’s board if it can’t make decisions based on the judgments of its own chief executive?

BREXIT Deal

We are approaching a moment of truth in the negotiation of Brexit. Do the other 27 members of the EU really want to do a deal? Or are they more interested in punishing the UK for the temerity of our decision to leave?

Health Questions - House of Commons

Caroline Johnson and I just attended Health Questions and she asked Jeremy Hunt a very strong question about NHS Improvement's interference in the reopening of Grantham A&E.

Square Deal for Housing

Today I am publishing Square Deal for Housing, the third chapter of my book Square Deal.

Latest Comment on Grantham A&E

I am very disappointed that NHS Improvement has intervened to stop ULHT announcing the reopening of Grantham A&E at nights. I believe their actions are legally dubious and morally indefensible. I will be raising the matter in the House of Commons at the earliest opportunity.

Re-open Grantham A&E

I remember getting the call. It was early August last year. I had stopped in the Lake District on my way to a family holiday on the west coast of Scotland. The chief executive of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust needed to talk with me urgently.

Cummins - Stamford

The closure of Cummins Generators’ manufacturing operations in Stamford is a devastating blow. The workforce has shown amazing flexibility and resilience over the years, and has done everything in its power to compete with low-cost manufacturing elsewhere in the world.