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.

Fairer Funding for Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire councils currently receive much less money for each resident than most other councils. This unfair and unsustainable.


For many decades, our corner of Lincolnshire has lacked local leadership. Our district council has done a decent job of delivering services and managing the status quo but it has failed to drive change or invest in the future.

Update on Cummins - Stamford

The loss of so many jobs at the Cummins plant is a bad blow for Stamford and will be devastating for those concerned.