Congratulations to Liz Truss on becoming Leader of the Conservative Party and the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. We face tough challenges ahead- both abroad and at home. I am confident that the incoming Prime Minister will tackle these issues and offer long-term solutions for communities across the UK.
My Work in Parliament
When in Parliament, my time will be spent in a variety of ways. These include: meeting with organisations or groups at the request of constituents, attending receptions or briefings, debating in the House of Commons or Westminster Hall, asking oral questions of Ministers, meeting with Ministers on behalf of constituents, entertaining constituents who are visiting and taking part in select committee meetings. Below you can read about some of the things I’ve been doing whilst in Westminster.
Serious times call for serious leadership. We are facing challenges on a number of fronts so we need to make sure we choose a leader who will exercise the best judgment, reunite both our country and our party, and lead us to victory in the next general election. Rishi Sunak is the best candidate for the job.
I recently met with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to discuss Bridgend’s Levelling Up bid. In the constituency, I have endorsed the Porthcawl Grand Pavilion Redevelopment bid. This is an exciting project, adding a range of new facilities, including workshop and café spaces.
Inspired by the late Jo Cox MP, The Great Get Together aims to bring people together to celebrate the things we all have in common. The annual celebration helps bridge divides whilst showing the collective power we have as a community.
I have written to the Secretary of State for Justice, Dominic Raab, to ask if he will ensure freedom of speech is strengthened in the proposed British Bill of Rights. I am pleased the Secretary of State has assured me that the British Bill of Rights will strengthen protections that support and preserve the space for democratic debate.
This week, I asked the Minister for International Trade, Penny Mordaunt, what impact the removal of US tariffs on UK Steel will have on the UK steel sector.
Lately, I have been working with the Home Office Ukraine Help Desk to assist with the Homes for Ukraine applications. This Help Desk has also been able to provide me with updates on constituent passport applications.
It was great to meet with the Prime Minister alongside Conservative colleagues to discuss support for energy-intensive industries. I stressed the importance of decarbonising our steel industry and the role hydrogen technology could play in developing a UK steel industry designed for the future.
Today marks six months since the conclusion of the COP26 Conference in Glasgow. Since then, the UK Government has taken ground-breaking action to deliver on the promises made at COP26 and deliver on our commitment to global climate action.