Charlie joined us this week!
Saturday 2 November: It was so great to welcome Charlie to Westminster this week! Here is what he got up to during his time in Parliament: My work experience at Parliament began with a tour of the parliament grounds, ranging from the modern facilities built recently all the way to the historic areas of parliament…Read More
A wonderful visit to Mane Chance Sanctuary!
Friday 1 November: It was an absolute pleasure to launch the new minibus at Mane Chance Sanctuary – my huge thanks too to the National Lottery Community Fund! Mane Chance’s mission is to rescue and rehabilitate abused, abandoned and old horses, integrating them with the local community. The fantastic volunteers do such…Read More
Congrats to this year’s Grad Teachers!
Saturday 26 October: My huge thanks to Surrey South Farnham SCITT for inviting me to give out certificates to the new graduate teachers. It is such a fantastic achievement for so many, including the career changers and apprenticeships. Guildford Cathedral, as always, offered a lovely setting for such wonderful celebrations. My huge congratulations again and…Read More
Sophie joined us this week!
Saturday 26 October: It was a pleasure to have Sophie in my office this week for work experience. It was such an exciting week (again!) to be in Westminster and Sophie really made the most of it. Please see below for Sophie’s ‘My Time in Parliament’ piece: My Time In Parliament. Sophie Wilkinson…Read More
We need debate on mental health support!
Friday 25 October: The long term outlook of children who need mental health services is directly correlated to the time it takes them to access that care. The Government has put in extra money. However the Leader of the House himself has said that families wade through a lot of ‘treacle’. I asked the leader…Read More
Honoured to become Chair of the WPS APPG.
Thursday 24 October: I am delighted and honoured to have been selected again as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women, Peace and Security. Events have significantly changed since 2005 (when I last chaired this APPG), but ‘no women, no peace’! My grateful thanks to Baroness Hodgson and the APPG team. If you want…Read More
Celebrating Synergy’s work
4 October 2019: So great to be at Synergy Dance in Guildford today! Thank you for the fantastic work you do for children and adults in your amazing range of dance, yoga and fitness classes. These are open to all and aim to build confidence through physical activity! If you want to find out more…Read More
Celebrating wonderful apprentices!
27 September 2019: It was such an honour and a pleasure today to be asked to present at the Graduation ceremony for apprentices at Guildford Cathedral. Such a wonderful afternoon of celebration and so much hard to work put in by everyone! It also great to have a catch up with the fabulous team at…Read More
25 September 2019: As an avid reader, it is wonderful to hear that Book Trust will reach over 700,000 reception-age children this month. They will reach out with books and activities to share and enjoy at home – keep up the good work and thanks for letting me be involved!Read More
Great to Speak to FE Week Again
11 September 2019: This evening it was great to speak to FE Week about my time as an Education Minister and the amazing work of further education colleges. I met hundreds of inspiring people in my time as a Minister and watched as people of all ages took on great opportunities. I am forever grateful…Read More