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Posted: 06/02/2024

It was wonderful to attend the discussion with Elizabeth Hallam Smith and Mari Takayanagi  who work for the House and are the authors of Necessary Women over lunch on Monday 5 February 2024. The book recounts the many women who have worked behind the scenes in the Palace of Westminster ensuring the place works. 

At

Posted: 31/01/2024

On the 31 January 2024 I hosted a IKEA UK & Ireland, Parliamentary Reception in the Terrace Pavillion. I opened the event with a speech and said: “Ambassador Gullgren, Minister Kevin Hollinrake Peter Jelkeby Country Retail Manager, and colleagues from both Houses and other guests for coming to Parliament to celebrate 80 years of Ikea

Posted: 30/01/2024









Lord Meghnad Desai was instrumental in the campaign to have a fitting memorial, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square. Overlooking the House of Commons, the Gandhi statue commemorates the role he played in the peaceful and nonviolent movement to gain independence for India. Lord Desai set up the Gandhi Memorial Trust 

Posted: 29/01/2024



The full delegation at the meeting on 29 January 2024 at NATO HQ Brussels of the NATO Ukraine interparliamentary council to discuss the current position in Ukraine and the release of much needed funds.



The UK delegation consisted of my colleagues l-r Lord Donald Anderson, Lord Archie Hamilton and James Sunderland MP. (below)

Posted: 26/01/2024

I visited St Mary's the Mount RC School on Friday 26 January 2024 and was shown around the School by Mrs Amor and the Deputy Head Mrs Smith.  We spoke about the challenges the School faces daily with the lack of suitable SEND provision. 

I was shown and spoke to the students in each Year and

Posted: 25/01/2024

The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic Mrs Marketa Pekarova Adamova was invited by Mr Speaker Hoyle to visit Parliament. I was pleased to meet her to discuss how our two countries can maintain cultural and trade ties. Speaker Adamova was able to listen to Prime Minister's Questions.  


Speaker Adamova With Mr

Posted: 22/01/2024

With the Football Governance Bill expected to be introduced shortly, MPs, the EFL clubs and other guests to hear from a Panel including the Rick Parry, Chair of the EFL , and the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport Lucy Frazer and later Nigel Clough and Dion Dublin. (see above) Clive Betts MP

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Remembrance Sunday – Town Centre Cenotaph

20mph Speed Limits

 

RAF Centenary Flypast