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

Robert’s Weekly Column – September 4th 2019

Tuesday saw the end of another busy summer recess period as Members of Parliament return to Westminster. As it has done for a while, the uncertainty surrounding the Brexit debate will dominate the news headlines. This has been a particularly difficult time in politics for everyone and I will continue this week to do all I can to end this … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – August 28th 2019

As you may already know from reading my previous Adver columns and articles about events I have hosted and also attended, over the past 19 months, I have been working closely with Swindon Seniors Forum in a campaign to tackle loneliness in the town. Loneliness is a problem that can affect people of all ages, but as we get older, … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Article – August 21st 2019

August is usually a time when the pace of life slows slightly for many of us as breaks are taken. Parliament is in recess, but it has been a phenomenally busy time for me and my constituency team as the hard work continues. I wrote last week about a number of major announcements that the Government and I have made … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – 14th August 2019

The start of my second full week as Justice Secretary saw me announce 10,000 new prison places funded by a £2.5bn injection of cash, which will create more modern, efficient prisons. I also travelled with the Prime Minister to a prison in Leeds to announce a further £100m for prison security – measures to ensure drugs and phones don’t get … Read More