My maiden speech in Parliament

Today I made my maiden speech in the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Rochester & Strood.

A Message from the Prime Minister; David Cameron

Over the last five years, we have put our country back on the right track. Five years ago, Britain was on the brink. As the outgoing Labour Treasury Minister put it with brutal candour, ‘there is no money’. Since then, we have turned things around. This has not happened by accident. It is the result of difficult decisions and of patiently working through our long-term economic plan. Above all, it is the product of a supreme national effort, in which everyone has made sacrifices and everyone has played their part.

Open Letter on Child Care

Conservatives want to see a society where opportunities are equal, regardless of background, and everyone has a chance to get on in life. For children, high-quality childcare has a lasting impact on their development and life chances. That’s why we have committed the next Conservative government to fund 30 hours of free childcare for all working parents of 3 and 4-year olds, worth £5,000 to each family.