Small Business Saturday Winners!

 It was a pleasure to award the prizes for my annual competition for the ‘Best Local Shop’ and ‘Best Market Stall’ in Leyland. Well over a thousand votes were cast and the competition was really intense.

Parliamentary Pancake Race

The Annual Parliamentary Pancake Race is now in its thirtieth year, although this was the first time that I have taken part.

Religious Education in Schools

I had the opportunity to visit a number of local schools, including Tarleton Academy and Little Hoole school, to learn more about how religious education is taught. It was fantastic seeing young people engaging with moral and ethical dilemmas and learning more about world religions.

Launch of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness

In the spring of last year Jo Cox approached me to discuss loneliness. She knew I had campaigned about this problem before and wanted me to help co-chair a commission she was setting up to tackle this issue.

Jewish Leadership Council Meeting

I met with the Jewish Leadership Council to discuss the Jewish Community living and working in and around South Ribble. It is always fascinating to get an insight into the issues facing my constituents and it was a very interesting conversation.

Cop Lane School Visit

I visited Cop Lane School and was incredibly impressed by the dedication of the staff to ensuring children have a fulfilling learning experience.