As Hereford Times readers will know, I am a hopeless optimist by nature. But even I am starting to get really excited about all the new investment taking in place in Hereford.Read more
The past week has resounded to wild cries that the decision to prorogue Parliament is a “coup”, a suspension of democracy, or even fascism in action. The famous children’s author Philip Pullman has invoked the language of lynching, while other notables have launched into eye-popping denunciations.Read more
Local MP Jesse Norman has welcomed new Government spending which will greatly benefit people across Herefordshire.Read more
Jesse Norman MP has warmly welcomed a host of changes announced by Highways England in response to local concerns about roadworks on the A49 between Wilton and Peterstow.Read more
I wanted to update you on the situation with the A49 roadworks being undertaken in and around Peterstow by Highways England, in advance of the public meeting this evening.Read more
It was a delight last week to welcome Two Farmers Crisps to Westminster, where they were crowned national Rural Enterprise Champions at the Countryside Alliance Awards.Read more
It is now a month since I was promoted from the Department of Transport to be the new Paymaster General and Financial Secretary to the Treasury. That is, the minister in charge of HM Revenue and Customs and the development of tax policy.Read more
I decided last week, after wide consultation, not to throw my Stetson into the ring of the Conservative leadership contest.Read more
Local MP Jesse Norman has been promoted to Paymaster General and Financial Secretary to the Treasury as part of a ministerial reshuffle. He was previously Minister of State at the Department of Transport.
Commenting, Jesse said:
“I am delighted to have been asked by the Prime Minister to take on the role as Financial Secretary and Paymaster General at HM Treasury. All the more so since it’s 237 years and two months since one of my great heroes, Edmund Burke, was made Paymaster General.
“But I must say I am very sad to be leaving the Department of Transport, where I have pushed for much more investment in local and strategic roads, in cycling and walking, in electric vehicles and e-cargo bikes, in road safety and in light rail.
“All of these elements will make a huge difference in Herefordshire. And as always I will continue to work very vigorously to make sure that the voices of my county and my constituents are heard in Whitehall.”