News

Sheep and goat sector report in AGRI committee

I've been working on a report concerning the sheep and goat sector across the EU and last week it passed easily in the Agriculture committee. The UK is the EU’s largest producer of sheep meat with almost 40% of the EU’s farms and we currently export 40% of our lamb to the EU.

Yorkshire and Humber Conservative Policy Forum

On Saturday I attended the Yorkshire and Humber Conservative Policy Forum, where I was part of a panel discussion on the Northern Powerhouse alongside Stuart Andrew MP and Andrea Jenkyns MP. The panel was chaired by Lord Kirkhope.

Vivergo Fuels

With Mark Chesworth, the Managing Director of Vivergo Fuels, on my visit to this great Humberside business.

Active Citizens in York

Speaking to teachers in York about the EU and Brexit as part of the Active Citizens programme.

Press release: Bad week for British farming

This week has been full of bad news for British farmers. On November 9th a committee of experts from EU Member States failed to reach a qualified majority on the decision as to whether to renew the licence on glyphosate, the controversial herbicide.

BBC Sunday Politics

I was interviewed on BBC Sunday Politics Yorkshire and Lincolnshire to discuss education issues such as schools funding and academies.