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.”
One of the greatest joys of Herefordshire is the amazing range and quality of its music.
I was reminded of how true this is last Saturday, when I went to hear the recitals of the Hereford Police Choir music bursary competition at Holy Trinity Church.Read more
Gazette readers will have seen the protesters of Extinction Rebellion campaigning recently--not just on Oxford Street in London, but in front of the Shire Hall in Hereford.Read more
A few weeks ago I highlighted the possibility of Parliamentary moves that would potentially undermine the constitutional basis of British government.Read more
As I write this on Monday evening, the House of Commons stands in uncharted political territory. Terra Incognita, as they used to say on the maps.Read more
The launch of Hereford Museum and Art Gallery’s Lego Brick History Exhibition last week is a wonderful Easter opportunity for families. It takes famous moments in history and recreates them in Lego bricks. There are lots of activities on offer too, right through April to May 18th--you can even bring your own Lego models!Read more