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  • The Patriotic Choice for a More Secure Britain

    I want to begin by thanking Siobhain for her welcome. Since 1997 she has served as MP for Mitcham and Morden, working tirelessly for her constituents and it's a great pleasure to be in her constituency today. I would also like to thank Ross Kemp for his kind introduction. We are particularly grateful... More

  • Barnsley Chronicle column: Behaviour in Town Centre is Unacceptable

    I have written before about anti-social behaviour in our town centre and it’s something I’m again increasingly concerned about.Let’s be clear: the intimidating behaviour we have seen recentlyare seeing is totally unacceptable.The actions of this small minority are affecting everyone... More

  • Barnsley Chronicle column: Running the Marathon for Cancer Research UK

    It’s that time of year again when I swap my suit for a running kit, and stop pacing the corridors of Westminster to go pound the streets of London.Running the London Marathon for Cancer Research UK is an annual event for me – as is the creeping realisation that I haven’t done enough... More

  • Barnsley Chronicle column: Barnsley FC cup win

    Like so many other Barnsley FC supporters, I made my way down to Wembley on Sunday to support the Reds and see their fantastic cup win.The team – from the owner, chairman, chief executive, manager and players through to the backroom staff – deserve our praise and thanks. They did our town... More

  • Barnsley Chronicle column: That wasn't a Budget for Barnsley

    Last week the Chancellor, George Osborne, unveiled his eighth budget. It was a chance to show that, after nearly six hard years, his plan had worked. That all the cuts, the belt tightening, had been worth it.It was a chance to move on from the hard times and invest in the things people in Barnsley really... More