Robert’s Weekly Column – October 16th 2019

Monday saw the State Opening of Parliament – the formal beginning of a new Parliamentary session. The highlight of this ceremony is the Queen’s Speech where the Government outlines it priorities. It was a proud moment for me in my role as Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary to present the speech to Her Majesty the Queen. The Queen’s Speech set … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – October 9th 2019

Motor Neuron Disease is a dreadful illness that affects many families across the constituency and the country. That’s why, as your local MP, I have worked closely with the North Wiltshire Group of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA). This local charity works hard to raise awareness, campaign for improved services and raise funds to support local families affected by … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – October 2nd 2019

It was fantastic on Friday to be at Hop, Skip and Jump at Upper Shaw Ridge Farm for another visit. I am proud to have helped get this wonderful respite facility opened back in 2011. It does great work with children and their families. They are able to cater for up to 60 children a day, providing a variety of … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – September 25th 2019

On Sunday I laced up my running shoes and joined more than 2,000 other people in running the Swindon Half Marathon. It was the fourth time I have joined them, and it was wonderful to spend my birthday doing so. The support that all of the runners received from the thousands of people who despite the rain lined the 13.1 … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – September 18th 2019

In 1840, Daniel Gooch was a Superintendent for the Great Western Railway when he penned a letter to the Chief Engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, putting Swindon forward as the ideal location for the GWR’s new engine works. That moment would change Swindon’s future forever, placing the town at the heart of our railway heritage. Back in June, the Swindon Heritage … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Article – September 11th 2019

The £25m investment for Swindon announced this week by my Cabinet colleague, Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick, is hugely welcome news. I worked hard within Government for the much-needed cash to be allocated to our town, and it’s a fantastic development we can all be proud of. I am looking forward to working closely with Swindon Borough Council, local businesses … Read More