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Imperative that schools improve

22 January 2017
Imperative that schools improve

Imperative that schools improve

22 January 2017

This time of year, one’s mind does not usually turn to schools – September is the time for that.


I’m pushing to get better roads

18 December 2016
I’m pushing to get better roads

I’m pushing to get better roads

18 December 2016

With Christmas approaching, my thoughts have turned to visiting family and friends over the holidays.


How our digital life is improving

20 November 2016
How our digital life is improving

How our digital life is improving

20 November 2016

I have now been the Minister for Digital & Culture since July 2016, and since then I have given a tremendous amount of time, thought and energy into making our country a global leader digitally and to delivering on our Manifesto commitment to provide decent broadband to every premises in the country by 2020.


A good rail service is vital for us

18 September 2016
A good rail service is vital for us

A good rail service is vital for us

18 September 2016

I hope all of you had a very good summer and are enjoying the last of the fine weather this season.


Our museums are rich in history

21 August 2016
Our museums are rich in history

Our museums are rich in history

21 August 2016

After an especially hectic past few months in Westminster, I am really enjoying the opportunity to relax a bit at home in Suffolk over the summer holidays.


I’m in training for 350th Town Plate

19 June 2016
I’m in training for 350th Town Plate

I’m in training for 350th Town Plate

19 June 2016

Now that the weather has recently turned warmer and the days are longer, I have started training for the 350th Newmarket Town Plate race.


Food, glorious (Suffolk) food . . .

23 April 2016
Food, glorious (Suffolk) food . . .

Food, glorious (Suffolk) food . . .

23 April 2016

For centuries, if not longer, food has been central to Suffolk life, identity, and passions. So it was a huge pleasure to host, with Jo Churchill MP, the West Suffolk Food Fair in Parliament last week.


I want 2016 to be great for Suffolk

17 January 2016
I want 2016 to be great for Suffolk

I want 2016 to be great for Suffolk

17 January 2016

So here we are in 2016. The festive period seems a distant memory. Cards have been recycled, decorations put away, leftovers eaten and now it’s time to look at the year ahead.