Prioritising Northern Ireland

As Chair of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, it is a key aim of mine to give Northern Ireland the due care and attention it deserves, particularly in the current political climate.

Getting Behind Brexit

Having supported the campaign for the UK to leave the European Union, I believe the British people made the right call on 23rd June. Nobody wants to see division in the UK, so now is the time to unite behind Brexit and make sure that we make it a success.

Strengthening our NHS

As a licensed medical practitioner, I have worked hard to strengthen our wonderful NHS, and I continue to do all that I can to make it better still.

Remembering the Great War

On 2nd November 2011, the then Prime Minister appointed me Special Representative for First World War centenary commemorations, a role which I continue to serve in under our current Prime Minister.

Boosting trade

On Tuesday 19th January, I was appointed the UK’s new Trade Envoy to Morocco and Tunisia. As Deputy Chairman, and former Chair, of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Morocco, I have been a long-standing supporter of Morocco.

Protecting our national security

Having served in the armed forces, I understand the need for a strong defence. Today's geopolitical climate is one of instability and we cannot take any chances when it comes to keeping the British people safe.